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week of August 28, 2016
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Bethel Lutheran Church in Warba is looking for a clavinova in good shape and with transposing capabilities. Please call Pastor Mark Wagner at 218-341-1832.
October Honduras Trip Openings
There are still a few openings on the synod's October trip to our Companion Synod, the Honduras Lutheran Church. The trip will be October 11-20, 2016 and the cost is $1700 which includes airfare, lodging, and all meals in the country. The team will be hosting a Worship & Learning Workshop for the lay leaders of the Iglesia Cristiana Luterana de Honduras (ICLH), the Honduran Lutheran Church. The team will also visit the Lutheran Pre-Kindergarten in La Canada as well as visit congregations and accompany Honduran church leaders on home visits to parishioners. Knowledge of Spanish is not necessary as there will be translators with the group. For more information or an application, contact Pastor Dave Mesner at [email protected]. Our Honduran brothers and sisters are Spirit-filled and welcoming ... you are invited to walk together with them and the rest of the team in faith!
Events Around the Synod

We have recently changed the policy regarding the inclusion of congregational fundraising events in the Online Reflections. If you would like to have your event included, please send a brief press release, including the Who, What, Where, When & Why of your event, in an email to [email protected] No PDF flyers please
. Only the text information will be included.

RREAL Benefit- PV for Phebe
45,000 rural Liberians rely on Phebe Hospital for their healthcare. Phebe spends almost half a million dollars annually on diesel fuel for needed electricity. We can do better. PV for Phebe will use solar power to help meet the hospital's electricity needs with clean, renewable energy. Join us September 17th, from 5 to 8 pm at the Farm on St. Mathias (7579 St. Mathias Rd, Brainerd). Ticket options: sponsor a table-8 tickets $800; sponsor half a table-4tickets $400; individual dinner tickets $75. The evening includes: cash bar, corn maze, dinner, program and auction. RSVP to [email protected] 

Salem, Hermantown's Bike for Hunger
Ride your bike in Hermantown's Salem Lutheran Church's 29th Annual Bike for Hunger on September 10. It's a ride on the Munger Trail from from Carlton to Willow River and back. We have a great support team with refreshments along the route and lunch in Willow River. The ride is open to everyone, including children. Ride part or all.  All collected pledges go to local food shelves and the World Hunger Fund. Find out more via e-mail at [email protected] or call Dave at 722-2100. A registration form can be found on Salem's website

Via de Cristo - Ultreya at Grace, Hermantown
Sunday, September 18, 2016 4 pm - 8 pm
Grace Lutheran Church, 5454 Miller Trunk Hwy, Hermantown, MN - Necessities: bring a dish to share, yellow book, songbook, name tag and cross. Come and experience this time to gather and worship. If you have not attended a Via de Cristo weekend, we encourage you to join us.

Fall Festival at First, Brainerd
First Lutheran Church of Brainerd is having a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 1, 5 -7 pm. Menu: Beef stew, homemade dinner rolls, coleslaw, apple crisp, ice cream and beverage. Entertainment by Shaffer's Lost 40 Blue Grass Band. There will be a silent auction, marketplace table and face painting. Tickets: $10.00/adults and $5.00/children 5-12. Nursery care will be provided. Proceeds will benefit ELCA World Hunger and Lutheran Social Services. Sponsored by Thrivent.
Employment Opportunities

NE MN Synod's School of Lay Ministry Coordinator
The Northeastern MN Synod's School of Lay Ministry Advisory Board is now accepting applications for the position of SLM Coordinator. Requirements: Must have completed the 2 year SLM program, good organizational & communication skills,work with the Advisory Board and attend 2 Advisory Board meetings, plan & host 2 yearly retreats, keep track of student progress & payments, order materials, promote & recruit students for the School of Lay Ministry at various Synod events. Modest stipend. Interested persons may send a Letter of Intent along with a resume to Brenda Tibbetts, Assistant to the Bishop, 1105 E. Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802. Please include the date of completion of the SLM program.

Youth and Family Minister
First Lutheran Church in Little Falls, MN is looking to fill a position for a full time Youth and Family Minister. The Youth and Family Minister of First Lutheran Church will develop and carry out ministries of faith formation for children, youth and families to live a life centered in Christ.The Youth and Family Minister will lead by example, work creatively and collaboratively, and provide dynamic leadership, vision and organization. Experience in youth ministry is preferred but not required. Previous experience in a similar role could apply. For more information, contact Pastor Jake Dyrhaug at [email protected]
or (320) 632-6667.

Director of Youth, Families & Christian Education
Faith Lutheran Church in Staples, Minnesota is seeking a full time position as Director of Youth, Families and Christian Education. The position includes coordinating high school, middle school (including participation in Confirmation) and elementary school groups and vacation Bible school and Sunday school as well as providing intergenerational opportunities for the entire congregation. It is desired that the applicant be prepared to take initiative, become involved in sharing the faith with youth and their families at church, school and in the community, and be a vital participant in the life of the congregation. Support and mentoring will be available for a person filling this position. For a complete job description and application form you may contact our church office at: Faith Lutheran main office (218-894-1546); [email protected]. For other question or more information about the job and compensation, please contact: Joyce Anderson (218-894-1574); [email protected]
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Brenda Tibbetts, AiM - 122
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 Kathy Wimer - 126
Tammy Segel-Crilly - 127
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Synod Office Summer Hours

This summer the synod office will have amended hours to accommodate the overlap of staff vacations. Staff will still fulfill their designated hours June-August, however, the phone will be answered by voicemail, and the office will be closed to meetings and drop-in visits on Fridays.

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