Pastor Marla Amborn
Pastors Perspectives June, 2013
Aaah, summer! It is my favorite time of year. In Minnesota, warm summer days are precious. After the long, snowy winter that seemed like it would never end we are eager to get out into the great outdoors. Schools out. Farm fields call. Cabins beckon. Sports are in full swing. Families take vacations. The whole pace of life changes giving more time to grill, fish, boat, bike, camp, golf and enjoy those celebrated 10,000 lakes.
At church the pace changes as well. The choir takes off for the summer. Sunday school and Confirmation classes take a break. One could think that it is time to take a vacation from church. Please dont!
Worship is where we recharge our spiritual batteries and reconnect with the community of faith. Weekly worship is so important that in the Ten Commandments God commanded us to devote one day a week to Sabbath a time for worship and rest. God knows better than we do what is good for us and gave us this instruction so that all would be well with us.
When we dont take weekly time for Sabbath we are more likely to get into trouble. Temptations dont go on vacation in the summer. Our need for Word and Sacrament doesnt go on vacation in the summer. Thankfully, God doesnt go on vacation in the summer!
So come. Come every week. Come and be part of the fellowship. Come and hear Gods word in scripture and participate in Holy Communion. Come and be part of the special services that you wont want to miss.
When you are on vacation remember that the churchs bills continue and our need for your financial support continues. So if you are going to be gone for a few weeks you can mail in your tithe or offering, or give several weeks worth of offerings at once.
If youre out of town, seek out another church. Find a community of faith to connect with. In your travels if you find a worship experience you really like, bring back a bulletin and tell me and other worship and music leaders
you like about it. Bring back those good ideas to share with our community.
of all stay strong in your faith. Give God priority in your life
Summer Worship Opportunities
Graduate Recognition and Music provided by OneFifty.6
Favorite Hymn Sunday and Fathers Day reception
June 23: Relay for Life Sunday, Commissioning JoAnn Nielsen for Ft. Yukon, Alaska Mission Trip! Luther Point Visitors
Patriotic Service, featuring Pat Remer & Chris Topper,
July 28: Outdoor Worship Service followed by Church Picnic
August 11: Threshing Show Worship Service at 9:00 at Threshing Show grounds led by Pastor Marla, Worship at Immanuel at 10:30
August 18: Vacation Bible School kick-off
August 25: Vacation Bible School kids sing in worship