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Confirmation Ministry Dialogue in Twenty-First Century Family Ministry
Pastors, lay congregation staff, and parents have been asking how to invite and encourage our youth to engage fully in the confirmation process, with an eye towards a mature Christian faith. The synod is hosting two “Confirmation Ministry Dialogue” sessions to begin exploring confirmation ministry in the twenty-first century. Pastors; youth directors; and children, youth & family ministry leaders are invited to attend a dialogue to begin walking together an exciting but challenging journey in our congregations.
There will be two opportunities for dialogue:
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church
300 Elm Avenue E.
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Bethel Lutheran Church
810 3rd Avenue SE
Registration is required and due June 15. There is no cost for these events. Lunch is included.
Details and registration are online at http://semnsynod.org/ministries/cyf/confirmation-ministry-dialogue/
For more information, contact Karen Gieseke at email@example.com, 507-280-9457, 800-426-6376 in Minnesota.
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Thanks for Helping Give Voice to Malaria
To give voice to the millions of children affected by malaria, some generous people helped decorate nearly 700 cutouts of children, each with a real child’s story attached.
Special thanks to the following individuals and groups: confirmation students from Bethel, Good Shepherd, People of Hope, and Mount Olive Lutheran churches in Rochester; quilting friends of Ruth Friedli from Good Shepherd, Rochester; and members of the synod’s Hunger Task Force.
Remember in Prayer
- Rev. Charles Anderson
- Rev. Glen Bickford
- Rev. Owen Gaasedelen
- Rev. Kip Groettum
- Rev. Fred Hagen
- Rev. John Hagen
- Rev. John Henriksen
- Rachel Iverson, daughter of Rev. Mary Iverson
- Rev. Ronald Jensen
- Rev. Lydia Mittag
- Shannon Reuss, wife of Rev. Peter Reuss
- Rev. Don Roberts
- Rev. Brian Scott
- Rev. Cheryl Szabo
- Rev. Gail and Charlie George, married 5/19/12