Our Saviour’s-Fahlun Lutheran Parish—LCMC

Serving the Nelson, Minnesota Area

Joint service after Thanksgiving

Here is the bulletin insert for 26NOV2017.

Jane Ekholm will lead us in a Joint service at Fahlun at 10am.

We will look at Ezekiel 34 and God as our Great Shepherd.

Let us celebrate Thanksgiving and come join us for worship at 10am at Fahlun this Sunday.

Insert for Joint service

Here is the insert for this Sunday’s Joint service on 22OCT2017

Come for a special joint service at a special time:
10am at Our Saviour’s

Bulletin insert for 24SEPT

Here is the bulletin insert for 24SEPT2017.

We will be starting a series on Philippians this Sunday focusing on citizenship–both in ancient times today.

Come, ponder how we can live as “citizens of heaven” in today’s world with others.

9am at Our Saviour’s

1030am at Fahlun

September 2017 newsletter

Here is the SEPT 2017 newsletter.

Let us praise and thank God for all that God is doing in our community in our daily lives.

Come this Sunday to hear God’s Word for you.

9am at Our Saviours

1030am at Fahlun

Bulletin Insert for 6AUG2017

Here is the bulletin insert for 6AUG2017.

We will look at Matthew 14 and contrasting the two banquets (Herod’s and Jesus’)
Come and hear God’s Word for you.

9am at Our Saviour’s

1030am at Fahlun

 

Here is the bulletin insert for 30JUL2017.

 

As this is the 5th Sunday of July, we will have a special Joint service at Our Saviour’s.

Come and hear God’s promises for you.

10am at Our Saviour’s

 

 

Insert for 23JUL

Here is the insert for Sunday, 23JUL2017.  Worship will be at 9am at Our Saviour’s or 1030am at Fahlun.

We will look at Matthew 13 and the Parable of the weeds.

Here is Pastor Jeremy’s sermon outline:

“God the Ultimate Round-Up Weed-Killer”

Text: Matthew 13:24-29; 36-43

¨ Introduction: What is a “Parable?”

“At simplest, the parable is a metaphor or simile drawn from the nature of common life, arresting the hearer its vividness or strangeness, and leaving the mind in sufficient doubt about its precise application to tease into active thought.” CH Dodd

¨ “Strangeness” of this Parable: The “weeds”

Refers to  a noxious weed closely resembling wheat and is plentiful

Difference seen when the plants mature and the ears appear.

The ears of the real wheat are heavy and will droop, while the ears of the darnel stand up straight.

¨ We think we can separate the weeds and wheat

We want to be weeding of the garden of life

Yet, too easily we tear up good “wheat” when we do that

We ignore Jesus’ teaching “Do not judge?” (Matt 7)

We ignore that we have weeds in our own gardens

¨ God becomes the Ultimate Round-up Weed Killer

We can look forward to God purging all evil and sin in this world

Until then, we are fully both weeds and wheat

But, we can call on God to deliver us from our enemies (Ps 86)

We can pray as Jesus prayed, “Deliver us from evil”

¨ Question:

How can you give the weeds in our lives to our Lord (and therefore, pray, “deliver us from evil?”) 

 

Bulletin insert for 16JUL2017

Here is the bulletin insert for 16JUL2017.

At worship, we will look at Matthew 13 with the title: God, the Wild, Inefficient Sower”

  •  Introduction: What is a “Parable?”
    “At simplest, the parable is a metaphor or simile drawn from the nature of common life, arresting the hearer its vividness or strangeness, and leaving the mind in sufficient doubt about its precise application to tease into active thought.” CH Dodd
  •  Irony of this Parable: The Sower
    The farmer just “scattered” across this fields
    Both good and bad soils?
    Contrast to today’s precision farming
    Yet produces a fruit “30, 60, or even hundred times as sown”
    Hard to imagine today.
  •  Yet, God the Sower works this Way with Us
    God throws His love and grace with abandon (“scatters” it)
    And it does seem like a lot falls on unproductive ground
    Don’t see any results of sharing God’s love
    Yet, some of that soil produces a crop beyond wildest dreams.
  •  God gives us this seed that is planted in us.
    And we have this reminder in Holy Communion
    Coming here to worship, we are given this seed (“message”) by our Sowing God, and then we taste the promise of this “message.”
    And then, God calls us to spread this with abandon to others
    And NOT keep track of how we “scatter” this seed.
  •  Question:
    How can you spread God’s “seed” all around

Come this Sunday to ponder this question with others in worship..

9am at Our Saviour’s; 1030am at Fahlun

 

 

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Our Saviour’s-
Fahlun Lutheran Parish
—LCMC

PO Box 75
Nelson, MN 56355

Pastor Jeremy Pedersen
320-762-0140
Office Hours:
Tuesday: 9-12pm
Wednesday: 3-5pm


Our Saviour's Lutheran
100 S Nelson Street
Nelson, MN 56355
320-762-0140
Worship: Sunday, 9am


Fahlun Lutheran Church
3550 County Road 74 NE
Nelson, MN 56355
320-763-9500
Worship: Sunday, 10:30am