Apr
13
April 13
Saturday 10:00 AM
Please join us in volunteering for the Easter Angel Gifts benefiting Pastor Scott's ministry (Minneapolis) and Love INC (serving eastern Carver County). We need your help in packing and delivering Angel gifts on Saturday, April 13th at either campus. Join us at West at 10am (in the Fellowship Hall) or at Minneapolis at 3:00pm (in the gym). You will be helping to assemble and/or deliver the Angel Gifts to those in need by packing a food box and making Easter baskets. We especially need delivery volunteers!
Donations are also needed for the Easter baskets. During the month of February drop off NEW items to the main office at Mpls or West narthex, please mark all items "Angel Gifts". Items needed are: picture and board books, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, kids ‘activity books, and crayons. Sign up on the website on the Community Concern page starting 2/1. Come with your family, friends, confirmation class, Sunday school class, or by yourself, all are welcome!
West: Fellowship Hall
Apr
13
April 13
Saturday 3:00 PM
Please join us in volunteering for the Easter Angel Gifts benefiting Pastor Scott's ministry (Minneapolis) and Love INC (serving eastern Carver County). We need your help in packing and delivering Angel gifts on Saturday, April 13th at either campus. Join us at West at 10am (in the Fellowship Hall) or at Minneapolis at 3:00pm (in the gym). You will be helping to assemble and/or deliver the Angel Gifts to those in need by packing a food box and making Easter baskets. We especially need delivery volunteers!
Donations are also needed for the Easter baskets. During the month of February drop off NEW items to the main office at Mpls or West narthex, please mark all items "Angel Gifts". Items needed are: picture and board books, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, kids ‘activity books, and crayons.
Sign up on the website on the Community Concern page starting 2/1. Come with your family, friends, confirmation class, Sunday school class, or by yourself, all are welcome!
Minneapolis: Gym

For God So Loved ...

For God so loved the world that he gave his only son that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. – JOHN 3:16

­This has to be one of the best loved and known Bible verses. It has been called a love letter from God written in blood and given as a gift for all. We see John 3:16 written on signs in sporting arenas, we teach it to our children and we find comfort in those 24 words in this verse. Martin Luther called John 3:16 the miniature Gospel. In this verse alone one can sum up the entire Gospels and share it with others in a nonthreatening and powerful way. It is the one verse that has transformed my ministry and has given me purpose. I constantly use this verse at

Men’s Breakfasts. I begin with, “For God so loved …” and I wait to have the men finish… “the world.” God did not send the gift of his son to a certain people or just to me and my friends, but God gave the gift of his son for all. Th­ose 24 words define how I see the world and how I am called to share that gift of Christ to all. I invite you to mediate on these words and to look at the world with God’s eyes … love, flaws, and all. – PASTOR BAKKEN