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Women’s Mutual Ministry: Grow in Faith

Women's Ministries

Calling All Women: Grow in YOUR Faith

By Pastor Hope Deutscher

“And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts, living within you as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love…” – Ephesians 3:17

   Our faith needs to be tended to and nurtured, just like a plant or garden. And it’s okay to start small, like a mustard seed. Some ways we can nurture our faith include: attending Bible studies; reading the Bible or devotionals at home; gathering around the dinner table with our family and talking about where you saw God in your day; or talking about your faith with friends and being honest about what questions or doubts you have? Together, we can explore our faith and ask those tough questions, read about the people and events in the Bible and talk about how our faith intersects with our busy lives.

   I’d like to invite all women to join me and the Women’s Mutual Ministry team (Joy Bang, Tina Lien, Heather Strawsell, Nancy Spillum, Melissa Mickelson, and Judy Shulstad) on Saturday, April 14th from 9-11 a.m. at the Garrick Theater in Hawley. I think this will be a great event providing an opportunity for personal growth. For two hours we can take care of ourselves and be fed and nurtured spiritually. And as four congregations we are growing in our own ministry within our churches and within the community, reaching out to other women who may not have a place to grow their faith and spirituality.

Easter Schedule

Good Friday Service at Living Grace Lutheran   Fri, March 30 @ 7PM

Easter Breakfast at Rollag Lutheran                 Sun, April 1  7:30AM -9:30AM

Easter Service at Gran Lutheran                         Sun, April 1 @  8:00AM

Easter Service at Rollag Lutheran                      Sun, April 1 @ 9:30AM

Easter Service at Living Grace Lutheran        Sun, April 1 @  9:30AM

Easter Service at Park Lutheran                         Sun, April 1 @  11:00AM

Power of Now Book Club

The Congregational Life Committee would like to invite one and all to read and discuss the book The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. “In the Power of Now Eckhart Tolle shows readers how to recognize themselves as the creators of their own pain, and how to have a pain-free existence by living fully in the present. Accessing the deepest self, the true self, can be learned, he says, by freeing ourselves from the conflicting, unreasonable demands of the mind and living ‘present, fully, and intensely, in the Now.'” A few of our members have read this book, and found the teachings so helpful they wanted to reread and discuss its message with others.

For our first book club meeting we will meet in the church basement on Sunday, February 12th at 2pm. Please purchase or borrow your own book and come prepared to discuss chapter one at the first meeting. Our committee is excited to provide this opportunity for fellowship, learning, and fun. Hope to see you all there!

Emily Helgeson