Monday “Bag Lunch” Book Study
Monday’s September 23 – December 16, 12-1pm, Fireside Room
Please join us as we dive deeper into books that focus on personal transformation, deepening our spirituality and expanding our ideas about God’s presence in the world. Feel free to bring your lunch to this study.
An Altar in the WorldA Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor
In this book, Barbara Brown Taylor shares how she learned to encounter God far beyond the walls of the church. Through Taylor’s expert guidance and delicate, thought-provoking prose, we learn to live with purpose, pay attention, slow down, and revere the world we live in. You can purchase the book through Amazon.
Click here for Monday “Bag Lunch” Book Study Schedule
For more information or questions contact:
Lois Lindell at 952-994-5994 or or Mike Rinke at 218-821-8082 or
Tuesday Bible Study
Tuesday’s at 9:15am / 7:00PM
Start of the fall session. We will begin the with the study of Matthew, this study will take several weeks. After which we will continue to explore the New Testament. Open to all who are interested in better understanding Scripture. We meet on Tuesdays at 9:15 am at Westview Acres and again at 7:00 pm at Faith.
For more information contact Mary Westlund at or 952 657-2239
Thursday Afternoon Pastor’s Book Study
Thursday Afternoons from 1:00-2:30pm in the Fireside Room
Beginning September 26th for 8 weeks. Drop-ins Welcome!
Cost: $15 for “Everybody, Always” Book (Available for Purchase at Welcome Center)
In his entertaining and inspiring follow-up to the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Love Does, Bob Goff takes readers on a journey into the secret of living without fear, constraint, or worry. The path toward the liberated existence we all long for is found in a truth as simple to say as it is hard to do: love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits.
Leadership Huddle
Meeting the 2nd Sunday of the month after the 2nd service (11am) in the Fireside Room Monthly beginning October 12th for 7 months.  
$17 for hardcover book, “Dare to Lead” by Brené Brown  (Available for Purchase at Welcome Center & Church Office)
Do you lead a small group, team, or project in your workplace or here at church?  Join us for a monthly leadership huddle as we seek to improve our leadership skills and provide support and guidance for challenges we may face as leaders in our workplace or here at church. This fall we will read #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, Brené Brown’s “Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.”  
Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. 
When we dare to lead, we don’t pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don’t see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don’t avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it’s necessary to do good work. This book is for anyone who wants to step up and into brave leadership. Led by Richard Scott.
Art Enthusiast Small Group
First Saturday of the month @ 9:30am-12pm
We will meet the first Saturday of the month in the Sonshine room. Remember to bring something to work on (you don’t need more than a piece of paper and a pencil!) One of our artists will demonstrate a technique, method or tip they have learned so we can learn from each other. Then you will have time to work on whatever you want; try out what you just learned, work on your latest masterpiece, get critiques from the other artists on how to improve your drawings. Ages 10 to 99 are welcomed.
Fall All-Congregational Small Group DVD Series
Everybody, Always by Bob Goff
5 weeks on a variety of nights & times in your neighborhood. Host one yourself!
Beginning the week of September 29th
Sign up in a neighborhood or with friends near you to watch together, in homes, the 5-week DVD series: Everybody, Always – a 5-week DVD series by New York Times National Bestselling author and inspirational speaker, Bob Goff.
In his entertaining and inspiring follow-up to the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Love Does, Bob Goff takes readers on a journey into the secret of living without fear, constraint, or worry. The path toward the liberated existence we all long for is found in a truth as simple to say as it is hard to do: love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits.
Register to host or attend the 5-week DVD series, “Everybody, Always” online or contact Pastor Katie for more information at:
Where? In a neighborhood near you (see website for specific homes.)
When? Groups meet weekly or every other week on a variety of nights during the week, launching the week of September 29th for 5 sessions.
Sign up on-line here >>> for the night of the week or location that works best for you!
October 14th 2019 – January 6th 2020, Mondays 6:30-8:00pm in the Sonshine Room
It hurts to lose someone. Find help at GriefShare. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Register for this group here >>> 
Leaders: Ray Hippe at or 612-669-2272 and
Paula Schooley at or 612-269-5432
Dinner for 8
Casual family potlucks, rotating in homes
Cold weather is coming! Imagine 8 people meeting 4 times for 2 hours for good food, good friends, and some warm conversation. You know you have to eat anyway, so why not do it while building relationships at Faith Lutheran Church? Casually connect with 7 other singles/families once/ month (January through April) for 2-hour potlucks rotating in homes or local eateries. Registration begins in November (with or without kids!). We’ll match you up with others in a similar age/stage of life in early January. Participants determine what night works. Couples, singles or families are welcome. On-line registration deadline ends January 15th. Groups Launched last week in December through mid-January as registrations arise. Groups meet once/month January through April, 2020. Exact dates determined by participating singles/families.
Place: Groups will rotate in homes or in a restaurant for four months. Each single/family takes a turn hosting meal for one month.
Food: The hosting single, couple, or family commits to providing a simple main dish each month, while the other three bring a side or dessert potluck-style.
Register: Register your age/stage preferences here >>> or at the welcome desk beginning November 4th, 2019 for groups launching in January, 2020. Couples, singles or families are welcome! Choose couples only, families, or mixed- staged groups participating singles/families.
The Text This Week Read the Scripture readings for the (lectionary) week. This is also a wonderful resource for Scripture study. “The Text This Week” is an ecumenical site featuring material from many different Christian denominations.
Enter the Bible Resources to help you grow in your faith, add depth to your Bible studies and truly discover the people, places and events of the Bible. “Enter the Bible” is a site from Luther Seminary.
Book of Faith The purpose of the Book of Faith Initiative is to increase Biblical literacy and fluency for the sake of the world. This site has many resources for Bible studies.“Book of Faith” is a site from the ELCA and Augsburg Fortress. Click here to learn more!
Working Preacher An in depth look at the Scripture readings for the (lectionary) week. The Bible commentaries are provided by some of the top Biblical scholars around the world. “Working Preacher” is a site from Luther Seminary.