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From Shepherd Boy to Shepherd King

The story of David’s rise to power as the king of a united Kingdom of Israel was far from easy and it didn’t happen overnight. At a young age, David is anointed by the prophet Samuel and after years of a roller-coaster journey, David finally becomes the king he was anointed to be. Sometimes it takes awhile for our human timing has to catch up to God’s vision.

Scripture for Sunday: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 6:1-5.
Watch a short video of the story of David and King Saul leading up to our scripture by clicking here.

Pastor Leslie’s sermons are posted online so you can read and share them! Click Here:
Liturgist Schedule

Sunday, October 20
Kelly Keller-Heikkila

Sunday, October 27
Joey Halvorson

If you are interested in
being a liturgist, please contact Barb Stokke or sign
up online by clicking here.

This Week
Friday, October 18
10:30 am – Book Group
Sunday, October 20
8:30 am – Choir Practice
10:00 am – Worship
11:00 am – Fellowship
11:15 am – Sunday School
Wednesday, October 23
9:30 am – Prayer Circle
12:00 pm – Men’s Group @ Sawmill Inn
Friday, October 25
10:30 am – Book Group
4:00 pm – Soup Kitchen

Sunday, October 20
Hosts: Cheri Maxwell & Kathy Ogden
Ushers: Claire Steen & Barb Stokke
Greeters: Brian & Becky Twamley
Counters: Tracy Lyons & Mabel Schultz

Sunday, October 27
Host: Ann Turnbull
Ushers: Ellie Burkett & Mabel Schultz
Greeters: Sharon Carlson & Joey Halvorson
Counters: Cynthia Janes & Gale Landem

Stewardship Season

Each year the month of October is our opportunity to consider our financial support of this wonderful church community. Letters and commitment cards were mailed to your home this week. If you do not receive an invitation to pledge your gift to the church and would like one, please contact the church office. We will offer our commitments to one another during worship on October 27 so bring your commitment form to church that day! Our theme this year is “Bountiful Baskets” and with everyone’s support, our church basket will be overflowing with generosity!

We are collecting CANDY and COCOA for our
4th Annual Halloween Extravaganza.
There will be a box located outside the sanctuary for donations.

All are invited to join us on Halloween to give out candy and get to know our neighbors. Sign up in the Narthex.
Thank you!!

New Pathways Update 

The Board of Directors for New Pathways has announced that after engaging in a needs assessment, examining the financial history of the program, acknowledging a shortage of partnering churches, and the recent loss of their rental space, the necessary support does not exist for the program to continue. The decision was made to close operations of New Pathways in Brainerd permanently.
A meeting will be scheduled in the near future for anyone who is interested to discuss our possible options for this area.
Calling All Knitters and Crocheters! 

More shawls are needed! You are invited to share your spiritual resource of knitting and praying by contributing to our Prayer Shawl ministry. Once completed, the shawls are blessed by our prayer circle and then given to people who are going through a difficult or challenging situation. We also send our high school graduates into the next chapter of their lives with a shawl as a physical reminder that our church is praying for them and that they are never alone.
Click here for knitting and crocheting instructions, but please feel free to use any pattern that works for you. Please refrain from using yarn with wool contents due to allergies. And consider using yarn that feels good against the skin, and is machine washable.
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