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

Ministers Corner

 

Letter to my partners at Faith Lutheran:

As I reflect on the first 5 months of ministry with you, the members and friends of Faith Lutheran, the thing I think about is how God puts us right where we are supposed to be.  Friends and colleagues ask me ‘How is it going?’ My answer is always, they are so good to me! I am so blessed to be in such a wonderful church.  Your sense of community to each other is amazing.  This congregation has the word fellowship figured out! So, I am thankful to God for having the opportunity to serve with you.

I have been able to develop relationships with many of you and am always looking to deepen that relationship. Please know that I consider my ministry with you to be one of loving support. Let me know how you are really doing, because we know it isn’t always just “fine.” We are here to be a community together in both the hard times and joyous times in our lives. I will continue to encourage us to find our way to serve Jesus in our corner of the world as we discover how to love our neighbor. Anyone that has done volunteering knows that the joy you bring comes right back to you.  Thanks for all you do!

Deacon Sharon

Ministries

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: Choir will meet as a small group ministry for special music. Any singers welcome. Contact Deacon Sharon and or Kevin (SAM) if interested.

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 Thursday 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: Ladies meet regularly for fellowship and to plan lunches.

 

CHURCH COUNCIL:

Dave Christensen, President

Darla Crossley, Financial Secretary

Lori Zastrow, Secretary

Joni Wunderlich, Treasurer

Dave Carter, Mark Steidl, Mike Kopitzke,

 

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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