The Good Place: Everything is Fine (NO SWIMMING!)

Sunday, January 13, 2019 – Sermon preached on Matthew chapter 3.

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Lutheran Marriage Encounter

How about this for a valentine’s gift? Receive the gift of a closer relationship with Lutheran Marriage Encounter. The next enrichment event is Feb 15-17 in Brooklyn Center. Dave and Pastor Linda Pedersen are one of  the presenter couples. Apply now at GodLovesMarriage.org, or contact Peter and Phyllis McMahon at mcmahonp@comcast.net or 763-561-1575 for more information. A special 50% discount off the regular application fee for 2019 events is offered in celebration of Worldwide Marriage Encounter’s 50 Years of enhancing marriages. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

We’re Family

Sermon preached on Sunday, December 30, 2018 based on Matthew 1:1-19.

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#light

December 16, 2018 sermon based on Isaiah 42

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#resist

December 9, 2018 sermon based on Esther 4

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Dec 2 sermon from Habakkuk – #questions

December 2, 2018 sermon based on Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:2-4; 3[3b-6] 17-19

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Erin’s Kids

Have you been hearing about “Erin’s Kids” lately?

Erin’s Kids is a fund set up at River of Hope in memory of Erin Olson, by her parents Shirley and DuWayne Olson.  Erin was a vivacious young lady who had a passion for life, a radiant smile, unending energy, and a love of kids. She loved to camp and always went out of her way to make sure everyone was included. To leave anyone out was unacceptable to Erin. Therefore, the funds raised for Erin’s Kids will be used to ensure that all youth who express interest in going to camp at River of Hope will have the means of going. All kids are Erin’s Kids!

While we chose to kick off Erin’s Kids on #GivingTuesday (November 27, 2018), it will be ongoing! You can expect to see more fundraisers throughout the year, hear more about “Erin’s Kids” and learn more about Erin as we honor her memory.

Please help us grow this fund, support our youth, and provide life changing experiences through Him.

Here are some ways to help with Erin’s Kids:

  1. Donate online, selecting “Erin’s Kids”
  2. Drop a check in the weekly offering or send it to the office with the Memo: Erin’s Kids
  3. Share about Erin’s Kids on social media and help us spread the word. #ErinsKids
  4. Talk to your kids, grand kids, and their friends about going to camp. Let’s get them excited!
  5. Tell someone about Erin! Her parents tell us that she would LOVE what’s is being done in her honor.
  6.  Share your own memories of going to camp on social media, using the hashtag #ErinsKids
  7. Watch for upcoming fundraising events and dive in!

Thank you!

Nov 25 – God is With You

Nov 25 sermon from Jeremiah 1:4-10; 7:1-11 – God is with you.

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Be Like the Woman at the Well

Sermon preached at River of Hope on Sunday, November 18, 2018.  Based on John 4:28-30, 39-42 and Matthew 5:15-16

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Micah 1: 3-5; 5: 2-5a; 6: 6-8

November 11, 2018

Sermon: Nan Crary

Grace, mercy and peace to you from God our father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I truly am happy to be here with you today, sharing some verses from the Bible that don’t have any hard to pronounce names or cities.  But Micah does give us quite a bit to think about.  First, we learn that the Lord is going out, coming down from the mountain — because the world is a mess.  [Read more…]