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Big Bend Lutheran Church Newsletters



bulletin announcements

may 19, 2019

fifth sunday of easter

Reader today:   Adrian Golden
Next Sunday: Larry Larson

Greeters today: Adrian Golden
Next Sunday: at lake

Readers & Greeters: there is a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex to sign up for a day that works for you.

May Shepherding Group: Group 3 with Deacon of the month - Russ Olson.

Receiving the Sacrament of Holy Baptism today is Greyson Elliott Carlson, son of Paul Carlson and Linda Giang-Carlson. Greyson’s sponsors are Thanh and Danielle Hong.

Lakeside worship next Sunday: Milan’s Beach Resort at 9:00 am. Bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, worship will be held at Kviteseid, Milan. Loose offering will go to the Chippewa, Swift and Lac qui Parle Food Shelves.

Newsletter deadline is this Tuesday at 12 noon. Thank you.

Confirmation meeting will be held this Wednesday at 7:00 pm for parents and students of this fall’s confirmation class.

Salute to Veterans, today at Historic Zion Church, rural Watson. Service begins at 2:00 pm, followed by bars and coffee. Please come and enjoy this service filled with patriotic music performed by some of the areas most talented musicians.

Open house graduation for Caden Bjornjeld, Sunday May 26th from 4  to 8 pm at his home, 1460 110th St. SW, Milan.

Golf tournament for Green Lake Bible Camp - information is in your May newsletter and the flyer on the bulletin board. This is a 4 person scramble on June 1st at Atikwa Golf Course, Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria. Register by May 24.

If you or someone you know is currently in an abusive relationship, help is available. 24 Hour Crisis Line. 1- 800-792-4201. Free, Confidential, Available 24/7.  (Safe Avenues)

Reminder: Please check your mailboxes on a regular basis. 

Notice to members: Please remember to turn off the lights as you
leave the church. Thank you!

In our prayers… Darrell Anderson, Tim Lea, Judy Suckow-Olson, Mark Olson, Dave Evens, Tony Roiland, Jerry Tvedt and Renae Gunderson

 


bulletin announcements

may 12, 2019

fourth sunday of easter

Our Synodically Authorized Minister, Vicar Gwen Evens, is not a pastor. At the request of our parish leadership, she has been authorized by the synodical bishop to preside at the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion in our congregation. For this ministry, she will be in consultation with two ELCA pastors. The authorization is granted in accord with the ELCA’s guiding statement, The Use of the Means of Grace, which says, “In witness that this sacrament is a celebration of the Church, serving its unity, an ordained minister presides in the service of Holy Communion and proclaims the Great Thanksgiving. Where it is not possible for an extended period of time to provide ordained pastoral leadership, a synodical bishop may authorize a properly trained lay person to preside for a specified period of time and in a given location only.”

Announcements

Reader today: Laurie Golden
Next Sunday: Adrian Golden

Greeters today: Troy & Heather Scott
Next Sunday: Adrian Golden

Readers & Greeters: there is a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex to sign up for a day that works for you.

May Shepherding Group: Group 3 with Deacon of the month - Russ Olson.

Happy Mother’s Day to moms, grandmothers, step-mothers, and all those, men and women, who love like a mother those near and dear to you!

Senior Recognition Sunday today for our three high school graduates: Caden Bjornjeld, John Gunderson and Maranda Wieber. All are invited for a cake & coffee fellowship following worship this morning.

Open house graduation for Caden Bjornjeld, Sunday May 26th from 4  to 8 pm at his home, 1460 110th St. SW, Milan.

Relay for Life- If you would like to make a donation to the American Cancer Society or purchase a luminary for the Relay, contact Sandy Olson or mail your donation to Lorrie Spray, 4055 130th Ave NW, Milan. More information about the event in your May newsletter.

Salute to Veterans, Sunday, May 19 at Historic Zion Church, rural Watson. Service begins at 2:00 pm, followed by bars and coffee. Please come and enjoy this service filled with patriotic music performed by some of the areas most talented musicians.

Golf tournament for Green Lake Bible Camp - information is in your May newsletter and the flyer on the bulletin board. This is a 4 person scramble on June 1st at Atikwa Golf Course, Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria. Register by May 24.

If you or someone you know is currently in an abusive relationship, help is available. 24 Hour Crisis Line. 1- 800-792-4201. Free, Confidential, Available 24/7.  (Safe Avenues)

Reminder: Please check your mailboxes on a regular basis. 

Notice to members: Please remember to turn off the lights as you
leave the church. Thank you!

In our prayers… Judy Suckow-Olson, Wyonne Norby, Mark Olson, Dave Evens, Tony Roiland, Jerry Tvedt and Renae Gunderson

 


bulletin announcements

may 5, 2019

third sunday of easter

Reader today:   Carol Olson
Next Sunday: Laurie Golden

Greeters today: Gary & Sandy Olson
Next Sunday: Troy & Heather Scott

Readers & Greeters: there is a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex to sign up for a day that works for you.

May Shepherding Group: Group 3 with Deacon of the month - Russ Olson.

Roses up front are given in memory of Virgil Larson who passed away 10 years ago May 1.

Mission Support Offering today will go the BBLC Help Fund.

Church council will meet after worship this morning.

Missy’s office will be closed this week, May 6-10.

Senior Recognition Sunday will be May 12. We will be honoring our three high school graduates: Caden Bjornjeld, John Gunderson and Maranda Wieber. All are invited for a cake & coffee fellowship following worship that morning.

Relay for Life- If you would like to make a donation to the American Cancer Society or purchase a luminary for the Relay, contact Sandy Olson or mail your donation to Lorrie Spray, 4055 130th Ave NW, Milan. More information about the event in your May newsletter.

Golf tournament for Green Lake Bible Camp - information is in your May newsletter and the flyer on the bulletin board. This is a 4 person scramble on June 1st at Atikwa Golf Course, Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria. Register by May 24.

Granite Falls Lutheran Church Women - Spring Salad Luncheon, will be held Tue., May 7 from 10:30 am to 1 pm. Variety of salads, bars and beverage (free will offering for the meal). Crafts, baked goods, quilts, coffee/tea, chocolate and greeting cards.

If you or someone you know is currently in an abusive relationship, help is available. 24 Hour Crisis Line. 1- 800-792-4201. Free, Confidential, Available 24/7.  (Safe Avenues)

Reminder: Please check your mailboxes on a regular basis. 

Notice to members: Please remember to turn off the lights as you
leave the church. Thank you!

In our prayers… Judy Suckow-Olson, Wyonne Norby, Mark Olson, Dave Evens, Tony Roiland, Jerry Tvedt and Renae Gunderson

Names on prayer list will remain on one month and then removed. Family and friends can request longer time frame. Please contact Beatrice Olson.

 


bulletin announcements

april 28, 2019

Second sunday of easter

Reader today:   Inez Golden
Next Sunday: Carol Olson

Greeters today: Darrell & Evelyn Anderson
Next Sunday: Gary & Sandy Olson

Readers & Greeters: there is a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex to sign up for a day that works for you.

April Shepherding Group: Group 2 with Deacon of the month - Adrian Golden.

Flowers up front are given from the family of Mark Welling.

Last day of Sunday school & confirmation class today.

Big Bend church clean up day will be Saturday, May 4.

Church council will meet next Sunday after worship.

Missy’s office will be closed May 6-10. Bulletins for May 12 will be printed Thursday, May 2.

Senior Recognition Sunday will be May 12. We will be honoring our three high school graduates: Caden Bjornjeld, John Gunderson and Maranda Wieber. All are invited for a cake & coffee fellowship following worship that morning.

April Shepherding Group: Group 3 with Deacon of the month - Russ Olson.

Information on ‘Living Well with Chronic Conditions’ class is in the April newsletter. This is a free class offered to share tools to help better manage ongoing conditions like heart disease, COPD, high blood pressure, daily pain, diabetes, etc.

Relay for Life- If you would like to make a donation to the American Cancer Society or purchase a luminary for the Relay, contact Sandy Olson or mail your donation to Lorrie Spray, 4055 130th Ave NW, Milan. More information about the event in your May newsletter.

Golf tournament for Green Lake Bible Camp - information is in your May newsletter and the flyer on the bulletin board. This is a 4 person scramble on June 1st at Atikwa Golf Course, Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria. Register by May 24.

Spring Luncheon & Bake Sale - by Zion Women of the ELCA, will be held Thursday, May 2 from 11 am to 1 pm at Zion Church, Appleton. Pulled pork sandwiches, chips, variety of salads & pies. Tickets are $8 adults and $3 for children 7 & under.

Granite Falls Lutheran Church Women - Spring Salad Luncheon, will be held Tue., May 7 from 10:30 am to 1 pm. Variety of salads, bars and beverage (free will offering for the meal). Crafts, baked goods, quilts, coffee/tea, chocolate and greeting cards.

If you or someone you know is currently in an abusive relationship, help is available. 24 Hour Crisis Line. 1- 800-792-4201. Free, Confidential, Available 24/7.  (Safe Avenues)

Reminder: Please check your mailboxes on a regular basis. 

Notice to members: Please remember to turn off the lights as you
leave the church. Thank you!

In our prayers… the family of Mark Welling, Wyonne Norby, Mark Olson, Dave Evens, Tony Roiland, Jerry Tvedt and Renae Gunderson

Names on prayer list will remain on one month and then removed. Family and friends can request longer time frame. Please contact Beatrice Olson.

 


bulletin announcements

april 14, 2019

palm sunday

Reader today:
Maundy Thursday: Mike Anderson
Easter Sunday: Russ Olson

Greeters today:
Maundy Thursday: Mike & Kelly Anderson
Easter Sunday: Greg & Luetta Ellingson

Readers & Greeters: there is a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex to sign up for a day that works for you.

April Shepherding Group: Group 2 with Deacon of the month - Adrian Golden.

Quilting on Wednesdays at 9 am. All are welcome.

No Wednesday evening Bible study until after Easter.

Easter lilies: You may purchase Easter lilies to be delivered from Bergen’s Prairie Market (734-4429), Country Floral (289-1321), or Flowers from the Heart (320-321-1344) in memory of or in honor of loved ones. Please let Missy know if you are bringing in one on your own. Lists will be picked up Wednesday at noon.

Holy week and Easter: Worship Maundy Thursday, April 18 at 7 pm, worship Good Friday, April 19 at 7:00 pm, Easter worship, April 21 at 8:00 am only, Easter breakfast served by BBLC youth at 9:00 am.

Last day of Sunday school & confirmation class will be Sun., April 28.

Information on ‘Living Well with Chronic Conditions’ class is in the April newsletter. This is a free class offered to share tools to help better manage ongoing conditions like heart disease, COPD, high blood pressure, daily pain, diabetes, etc.

Service of Remembrance, sponsored by the Rice Hospice Program, will be held April 25 at 4:00 pm at United Methodist Church, Montevideo and Bethel Lutheran Church, Willmar. Special recognition will be given to those who were part of the Rice Hospice Program between Oct. 1, 2018 and Mar. 31, 2019.

If you or someone you know is currently in an abusive relationship, help is available. 24 Hour Crisis Line. 1- 800-792-4201. Free, Confidential, Available 24/7.  (Safe Avenues)

Reminder: Please check your mailboxes on a regular basis. 

Notice to members: Please remember to turn off the lights as you
leave the church. Thank you!

In our prayers… Wyonne Norby, Mark Olson, Dave Evens, Tony Roiland, Jerry Tvedt, Carleen Snyder and Renae Gunderson

 


bulletin announcements

april 7, 2019

fifth sunday in lent

Reader today:
Next Sunday:

Greeters today:
Next Sunday:

Readers & Greeters: there is a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex to sign up for a day that works for you.

Church council will meet after worship this morning.

Mission Support Offering today will go to the Lac qui Parle Valley School District’s Strengthening the Family program.

April Shepherding Group: Group 2 with Deacon of the month - Adrian Golden.

Quilting on Wednesdays at 9 am. All are welcome.

Join us this Wednesday: Lent supper served from 6 to 6:45 pm. Worship at 7:00 pm.

No Wednesday evening Bible study until after Easter.

Easter lilies: You may purchase Easter lilies to be delivered from Bergen’s Prairie Market (734-4429), Country Floral (289-1321), or Flowers from the Heart (320-321-1344) in memory of or in honor of loved ones. Please let Missy know if you are bringing in one on your own.

Holy week and Easter: Worship Maundy Thursday, April 18 at 7 pm, worship Good Friday, April 19 at 7:00 pm, Easter worship, April 21 at 8:00 am only, Easter breakfast served by BBLC youth at 9:00 am.

Information on ‘Living Well with Chronic Conditions’ class is in the April newsletter. This is a free class offered to share tools to help better manage ongoing conditions like heart disease, COPD, high blood pressure, daily pain, diabetes, etc.

Spring Bake & Craft Sale at United Methodist Church, Monte, Sat., April 13 from 9 to 11 am. Coffe & rolls, baked goods & crafts.

If you or someone you know is currently in an abusive relationship, help is available. 24 Hour Crisis Line. 1- 800-792-4201. Free, Confidential, Available 24/7.  (Safe Avenues)

Reminder: Please check your mailboxes on a regular basis. 

Notice to members: Please remember to turn off the lights as you
leave the church. Thank you!

In our prayers… Wyonne Norby, Mark Olson, Dave Evens, Tony Roiland, Jerry Tvedt, Carleen Snyder and Renae Gunderson