Contact: Tracey Walt
Committee members change the altar clothes and set up communion. The altar colors are determined by the church calendar. Communion is usually set up twice a month. This involves preparing a chalice of wine and one of juice. Also putting out communion bread and a gluten free bread. All these items are set on the altar. This can be done the day prior followed by clean up. The committee is set up by the year and each volunteer usually commits to 1 month.
Contact: Christine Hensolt & Bob Maas
Over the years we have studies whole books of the Bible from Job to Revelations and topics from church history to what does the word “faith” mean? With open hearts and minds, we tackle whatever we feel we need to understand on any given week with humility and humor. Oh, and pretty good coffee.
Contact person: Pastor Jason
This group of lay volunteers visits our shut-ins and members in care facilities. They bring greetings from our congregation, communion and cheer.
Contact: Pastor Jason
Our Congregation Council members are elected at the September annual meeting for two-year, terms that run January-December. With the pastor, the council is responsible for managing our church worship, education, building and grounds, contracts, finances, and personnel.
Contact: Jean Swanson
Church Choir is open to all who enjoy singing together in harmony for the edification of the body in worship. We have two church choir seasons – Fall/Winter runs September through December and our Spring season runs April and May. Practices are at 4:00 P.M. on Tuesdays during those seasons and performances are scheduled around availability of the majority of members.
Contact: Jori Walt
Our Handbell choir practices on Tuesday afternoons from 5-6, to prepare special music for Christmas Eve and a springtime service (usually Easter, but not always).
Peace by Piece Quilting Group
Contact: Marcy Chartrand
Our mission is to share God’s love and comfort with others by creating quilts as gifts. Our outreach efforts have focused on local needs: those in our area that may have had medical, emotional or spiritual concerns, difficult family situations, personal crisis, or grief. We schedule work dates for the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the church.
Contact: Pastor Jason
A group of people privately pray for those who send prayer requests to the church. Confidentiality is respected. The prayer team is notified by email or phone call about any prayer requests.
Contact: Tami Long & Dorene Weltzin
Knitters and crocheters work at home, or in a group. As they knit, they pray for the recipient of the shawl. The process of creating the shawl invites the crocheters into a sacred space—an artful, meditative state in which they can still themselves and rejuvenate.
Shawls are given to people we know who are in need of comfort, healing, peace, or who are celebrating or embarking on a new venture. The shawls give the tangible message that God is always with you, and we care about you. [adapted from “Knitting for Peace”]
The Knitters, Prayers and Crocheters group is open to all, regardless of political stance, ethnicity or religion, or any other difference.
Contact: Chris Willis & Chuck Walt
We have a big fundraiser the first week in November. It is a fun group of people who organize a silent auction with a dinner. The evening event is a great way to get to know people in our community along with the excitement to buy gifts for the holidays made by talented people in our congregation. It involves many hours of planning, setting up and taking down decorations with a Friday night dinner for all the members who helped prepare for this event.
Contact: Jean Swanson, Louise Foss, Pastor Jason
Special Music during the service or as prelude is always welcome, but especially during the off-time of choir. If you have a special talent to share, please contact Jean, Louise or Pastor Jason to schedule or if you are in need of an accompanist. We would love to hear solos and small ensembles of any music style.
Contact: Amanda Linden, Tami Long
Children from 3- 12 are welcomed in our Sunday School classes every 2nd and 4th Sunday during the school year. Children are dismissed after the children’s sermon (Shoebox Surprise) for class that ends in time to join their families for fellowship.
Contact: Louise Foss
The Support Network is set-up to connect volunteers with needs in our congregation and community. We have created a listing of service providers for many different needs, and are arranging visits, rides, meals, etc. for folks in need.
Contact: Toni Charboneau
This group is working to provide a welcoming atmosphere at the church, for visitors and new members. We plan 3 new member Sundays each year, February, May and October.
Vacation Bible School
Contact: Tracey Walt, Jori Walt
Our Vacation Bible School (VBS) is set up to serve all children in the community. We schedule a week of VBS to coordinate with the school district Summer School Schedule and hire counselors from Luther Park Bible Camp to lead the lessons.
Contact: Pastor Jason
Our youth meet on the second Sunday of the month for a meal and some fun, including devotions. Other events and trips, including synod gatherings and mission trips are scheduled in addition to this.