We know that all things work together for good

for those who love God,

who are called according to his purpose.

                                                            Romans 8:28


About Faith Lutheran Church Miltona

Pastor's Corner


PASTOR Steve's Farewell


I greet you, in the name of Jesus, as your now former Interim Pastor. These last few weeks have not gone as I would have preferred completing my ministry with you. However, chronic kidney disease caught up with me rather quickly after four years of stability. Treatment plans are moving forward with PD dialysis starting on Thursday, June 29 th . That will include three days in St. Cloud for training and then, eventually, moving to at home dialysis within a couple of weeks.


I did want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for a wonderful year of ministry with you at Faith Lutheran. Your holy hospitality was immediate and made our arrival there so very comfortable. As I look back over the year, I am reminded of some really great times – the pork chop feed last summer; our Lenten meals and worship experiences; our recent clean-up “Grubby Sunday;” and, especially our weekly worship times sharing in the word and sacraments together.

I especially want to thank the church council for their faithfulness and excellent work during this time of transition. Your support and encouragement were so greatly appreciated in these difficult times we in the church are faced with the shortage of pastors available for call. And a special word of thanks to the call committee who have, and continue to work so diligently in the transition process. Thanks as well to Sue who has been such a wonderful partner in the office.


God has blessed Faith Lutheran with capable, faithful servants in God’s mission.


I am confident that God is at work in this continuing time of transition. There is hope on the horizon for someone to partner with you in the ministry for those in the church and community.

May God continue to bless your excellent work in God’s mission.

In Christ,

Pastor Steve Bovendam

Interim Pastor


At Faith, we encourage members to find an area they are passionate about and to try out new ideas for ministry. Newcomers and their ideas are always welcome at any of these groups!

Some of the ministries that currently exist are:

Choir: Meets on Sundays at 8:00 A.M. to prepare music for the worship service.  Singers of all ages and abilities are welcome as we make a joyful noise to the Lord!  (Not currently active)

Bell Choir: Meets on Sundays at 8:30 A.M. as announced.  Children and adults are welcome!

Bell Choir Faith Lutheran Church Miltona MN


Sunday School: Meets on Sunday during the school year, in the Education Room, directly after the Children's Sermon.

Confirmation: [For grades 6-9] Meets 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday during the school year.  Check the calendar tab for the monthly schedule.

Bible Study: Meets every Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at church for challenging, nourishing, and insightful discussion of Scripture, supportive prayer, fun fellowship  and treats.


Outreach Team: Check the calendar web page for meeting dates.

  • Organizes gatherings and service projects for both members and nonmembers to enjoy together, including musical outings, trips to nearby community theaters, dinners out, Tornado Days outreach, our annual Giving Tree and more.
  • The Bible Box is a place for you to freely take or borrow Bibles and other devotional literature for all ages. The Bible Box is located under our driveway canopy, just to the left of the main doors.

Stewardship Committee: Meets monthly

  • Designates regular mission projects that we support as a congregation, both financially and prayerfully.  Also organizes the annual estimate of giving and promotes stewardship as a way of life.

Worship Committee: Meets seasonally to choose hymns and worship settings.  We also prayerfully discuss topics related to creating meaningful and relevant worship, including music, themes, and how best to use our worship space.

WELCA: Meets the second Thursday of every month at 1:00 P.M. at the church for discussion, food, and fellowship.  All ladies of the church are welcome!



Dave Christensen, President

Darla Crossley, Financial Secretary

Lori Zastrow, Secretary

Joni Wunderlich, Treasurer

Dave Carter, Mark Steidl, Mike Kopitzke, Janet Zastro


Click Here to Listen to ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton's Lastest Sermon: https://nwmnsynod.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f52e21d74e22a27bb1c260f9d&id=e814bb92c8&e=ef6bdcf34d

History of Faith Lutheran Church

Faith Lutheran traces its history back to January 28, 1921 when a meeting was called for the purpose of organizing a Lutheran church in Miltona. The first church building was dedicated in September 1923.

In August 1950, First Lutheran began sharing pastoral services with Spruce Hill Lutheran Church and on November 5, 1967, the two churches were united into one congregation and was renamed Faith Lutheran Church.

In 1968, Esther Lutheran Church of rural Parkers Prairie joined Faith Lutheran as a sister congregation and began sharing a pastor. That relationship came to an end in 2007.

In 1997, Faith Lutheran Church ELCA built a new building then moved from downtown Miltona to our current location.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA

Regardless of age, race, or status in life, members of our Evangelical Lutheran Church in America [ELCA] welcome you to join this community of faith. If you’re unfamiliar with our church's denomination, some of what you learn may surprise you!

The ELCA is an engaged, active body of believers.  We put our faith in God into action -- in millions of ways, all over the world.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America was formed from three separate and well-established North American church bodies:

  • The American Lutheran Church
  • The Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches
  • The Lutheran Church in America.

Beginning January 1, 1988, these churches, with shared beliefs and missions officially formed the ELCA.  Decades later, this energized church body  is composed of millions of members and many thousands of congregations across the U.S. and Caribbean.  Today, the ELCA reflects the rich and diverse heritage of the people it serves.

You can read more about the ELCA and how all that we do is part of ... God's Work; Our Hands ... on the ELCA's website: www.elca.org

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