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Volume 19, Issue 8 July 2013

Pathways Day Camp at Glyndon Lutheran Church!

Join GLC & Pathways Outdoor Ministries in a fantastic DAY CAMP experience! For Youth ENTERING Kindergarten-6th grade July 15-18th, 2013 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Get the Registration form online at or stop in at the office Monday or Wednesday afternoons! Please Register by July 3rd!


Glyndon Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School

For ages 3 through going into 1st grade August 12-15, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Fed and Forgiven!

Glyndon Lutheran Church

Womens Retreat
Women of Glyndon Lutheran are invited to attend a special summer retreat hosted by the Esther Circle on Thursday, July 18th at Bonnie Simonsons cabin in Detroit Lakes from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pastor Jeni will be leading the Bible Study and worship, including communion. Potluck lunch, so bring something to share! *Meet at church at 8:00 a.m. if youd like to carpool.* Directions to Bonnie Simonsons lake home: Highway 10 to Highway 59 in Detroit Lakes. Turn right at Perkins and follow Highway 59 to County Rd #6. Turn left; follow County Rd 6 to West Lake Drive and turn right. Turn left on Long Bridge Road and turn left on Shorewood Drive. Hers is the log home on the left. Address: 168 Shorewood Dr. in Detroit Lakes Phone: 218-846-9329

Inside this issue:

Living the Story Council Minutes Servant Schedule, Youth Mission Trip info, & Calendar Prayers & Birthdays Income & Expense Memorials & Thank You Notes Broken Windows 2 3 4-5


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Living the Story with Pastor Jeni

In the Lutheran tradition, to which we belong, there are two sacraments: Baptism and the Lords Supper. They are central to our life together in faith. Yet, they are so familiar that they become foreign. We get the word Sacrament from the Latin word sacramentum, translated by the church father Tertullian in the 2nd-3rd century. The original word is Greek, mysterion, from Mark 4:11 to you has been given the secret (mysterion) of the Kingdom of God. It is something special, something different, something out of the ordinary. (I know, interesting, right?!) For Lutherans, a sacrament is something commanded by Christ in scripture that bestows grace as well as a word of promise attached to a simple element. This month, we will explore baptism as a sacrament. Baptism is typically our first encounter of sacrament, a welcome into the community of faith to which we belong. We believe in one baptism for the forgiveness of sins (Nicene Creed). A sacrament is something commanded by Christ in scripture that bestows grace. We find Christs command to baptize in Matthew 28:19-20, Go into all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and I will be with you even to the end of the age. Martin Luther writes in his Large Catechism that baptism is necessary for salvation, delivering a person from sin, death and the power of evil. In fact, it delivers one into the kingdom of God! We must ask: How can simple water do this? Of course, it isnt the water, but the word in the water, spoken by the pastor, but placed there by God. A sacrament is a word of promise attached to a simple element. In baptism, God attaches a word of promise to the simple element of water. What is this word? We find it in places like Romans 6:4-5 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. This is how powerful and true Gods Word is. God puts his word into the simple (in baptism, water) and it affects salvation, brings in the kingdom, and gives new life. Luther writes that Baptism is something that we can cling to when we doubt. I think God places his word in the simple things because God knows well encounter them in our daily lives. We are made up of mostly water, we wash with water, play in water, consume water, in fact we cannot live without water! Luther goes even farther in his teaching, saying that baptism is a work of God, not a human work. So whats our role? Faith, given by the Holy Spirit. Faith trusts Gods promises. Without faith baptism is of no use to us; it offers a treasure of Gods promises. And yet, one cannot invalidate baptism. It is given by God. Faith does not make baptism, it receives baptism. And so, we are called to remember our baptism every day. So may we remember our baptism, daily drowning our sin and rising to live in the grace and love of God. In Christs grace, Pastor Jeni

Over Coffee with Kris will return in September

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Council Minutes
Council Meeting, June 19,2013 Members Present: Jeff Wallin, Pam Rudolf, Joan Stenerson, Kris Johnson, Pastor Jeni Wanda Peterson and Cindy Henriksen Devotion/Check-in/GLC Mission Statement Secretarys Report: Read and Passed Treasures Report: Read and Passed Pastors Report: Worship, Preaching, Preparation + Preached and/or presided at Worship 5/8, 5/12, 5/15, 5/19, 5/22, 5/26 + Planned worship for Sundays in June, July, and August Pastoral Tasks and Visits + Attended to the daily prayers of the church + Baptized Kinley Tamara Cullen on 5/12 + 6 hospital visits, Eventide Visits,+ 6 Home Visits + Made and received many pastoral phone calls + Visited with people at church + Visited with church members out and about + Visited at quilters/stewardship work day + Buried LeRoy Muhle 5/24 + Attended Track and Field Day 5/24 + Attended JV/V Girls Softball Game 5/9 + Attended 7 Graduation Parties + Attended Lorriane Muhle's 90th Birthday Party! Faith Formation + Worked ahead on next year's Faith Formation schedules (5th and 6th, 7th and 8th, and 9th). Other + Vacation in CA May 1-5 + Worked on Parental Leave plan with Jeff, Pam and Esther + Retooled and relaunched our website ( after some major security breaches. + Helped lead Pathways Staff Training on 5/29 Family Ministers Report: Faith Formation tions and food prep

Attended the DGF High School Spring Choir Concert May 6 th Attended Quilting May 7th Attended DGF High School True Team Track Meet May 7th Attended DGF Girls JV Softball Game May 9th Attended 8 Graduation Open Houses and the Graduation ceremony Attended GF Elementary Track and Field Day May 24th

Prepared and executed the end of the year Sunday School party May 5th Made/ate lunch with the 9th graders with Pastor Jeni May 1st and 8th Met with Education Board about next years curriculum and teachers

Met with Pastor Jeni to work on Faith Formation for 2013-14 school year Ran errands Worship

Wrote a malaria sermon, preached and led worship on May 1st and 5th Preached at the Senior Recognition Service on May 22 nd

Helped organize and preach at the DGF Baccalaureate May 19th Assisted in worship on May 8th, 19th, & 26th Other Activities Communicated with other churches about our house boat trip; as well as with Pathways. Attended a Pathways at the Park meetings to plan for the annual fundraiser May 6th, 20th, 28th and ran errands for dona-

Met with a colleague about joining together for a summer overnight mission/fun trip in the Cities this summer May 28 th Attended the DGF 5th grade DARE and school graduation May 30th Synod Work Led a Practice Discipleship seminar for the Pathways Staff May 27th Prepared to host Youth Delegates for the Synod Assembly Prepared for LYO Board meeting I took vacation May 11th 17th to visit my Godchildren and friends in Washington State. Topics of Discussion: Parental Leave: Board is investigating options and legalities of parental leave to have in place for current and future family leave issues. Safe Openers: Don Lien has stepped down from this position and Lois Blattenbauer is temporarily filling in. Names from the congregation have been suggested as potential people to fill this role. Pastor Jeni will approach those people as she sees them at Sunday worship services. Youth Account: Council approved to get a business credit card for the youth account ASAP with a credit limit of $2,000.00. Carrie made a motion to approve this. Second by Pam. Motion carried. WELCA generously pointed out that their intentions are to pay the entire 50% balance of confirmation campers for their first year at Camp Emmaus. Monies raised from the Palm Sunday breakfast will be allocated to camp scholarships. The scholarship disbursements will be determined by the education board. Lutheran Social Service: The church received a letter from Lutheran Social Service regarding the growing number of homeless youth in Minnesota. They are requesting any aide from area churches and organizations to help alleviate this issue. The board would like to host a special fund raiser/offering designated to this need. The board would also like to see this become a line item for future budgets to support this need in the coming years. July Meeting: The board will meet briefly in July to follow up with the paternal leave issue so that this is in place for the birth of the Grangaard baby. Synod Assembly: Kris Johnson and Linda Pavola accompanied Pastor Jeni as delegates to this years synod assembly. Bishop Larry was re-elected as our bishop. All resolutions that were on the table were passed. The ELCA celebrated its 25th Anniversary. Closed with the Lords Prayer Next council meeting will be held on July 10 at 6:30 pm

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Esther Circle & Mary Circle

Womens Retreat at Bonnie Simonsons lake home on July 18th from 9-3pm Stewardship Workday

Servant Schedule for July

Sunday, July 7th Ushers & Coffee Servers: Reader: Communion Assistant: Sunday, July 14th Ushers & Coffee Servers: Reader: Britta Anderson Communion Assistants: Britta & Cary Anderson Sunday, July 21st Ushers & Coffee Servers: Reader: Communion Assistants: Trudi Rehn & Deb Tollefson Sunday, July 28th Ushers & Coffee Servers: Reader: TJ Hopkins Communion Assistants: TJ & Kay Hopkins

July 2nd
Servers: Tracy Kuehl



9:30 Worship


We will be going with Our Saviors in Moorhead to the Twin Cities to do some service (packing meals at FMSC* and working with kids) and having some fun (MOA, outdoor movie, & tour of Target Field)!!! Cost: $75 (covers all but 2 dinners & spending money) Leaving: Our Saviors @ 9:30 am Monday and Returning 9:30 pm on Tuesday Sign up by Sunday, July 14th on Kris bulletin board or email her at with a $25 deposit. Please contact Kris if you have any questions. *Feed My Starving Children



9:30 Worship

Pathways Day Camp 15th-18th



9:30 Worship



9:30 Worship & Baptism of Kirby Lindseth & Lauren Halvorson

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July 2013
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5 Happy 4th of July



9:00 Stewardship Workday


Office Closed




6:30 Council Meeting







6:30-8pm 7th-8th grade Faith Formation Worship Service & Orientation

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9:00 Womens Retreat at Bonnie Simonson

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Prayers and Birthdays

Please keep Trisha Baker (Afghanistan), Kally Anderson (United States) and Tyler Payla (returned from Kuwait) in your prayers as they serve their country.
Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in trials and temptations; give courage to face perils that surround them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Eternal rest, grant, O Lord, and light perpetual shine. Ardyce Messerschmidt Mary Hanson

[our extended family]

Betsy Anderson, Pelican Rapids MN Iris Barta, Senior Apartments on Riverside Drive Margaret Kingren, Eventide Orville Muhle, Eventide Lloyd Olson, Emmanuel Assisted Living Detroit Lakes Monna Lou Leach, Eventide

July Birthdays
1 2 3 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 Dustin Crompton Kjersten Nelson, Rodney Wyland Noah Nathe David Anderson, Michael Anstadt, Darin Rehn Clarice Erickson, Melissa Rietsema, JoAnn Rinke Morgan Crompton, Jennifer Lee, Brian Messerschmidt, Roger Stenerson Laurie Danielson, Cindy Neisen, Samuel Senske, Cole Sogge Braydon Crompton, Virgil Eide, Lisa Pemelton, Christie Riegert Katherine Kuehl, Eugene Langlie Rebecca Crompton, Terry Stulz Eric Krabbenhoft Peter Langlie, Kevin Schultz, Sierra Senske Kari Oppegard, Deb Tollefson, Christine Vinje Kaden Cullen, Warren Moore, Diane Moore Austin Anderson, Alyssa Landsem Wyatt Bolin, Elizabeth Powell 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 31 Bayley Anderson, Jayme Danielson Susan Olson, Shirley Trickle Mallory Halvorson Wayne Mahlum Scott Madson Sonja Fuchs, Tiah Henriksen, Kayla Klevgaard Robert Kinnen Kaitlyn Brenna, Linda Pavola Lloyd Olson, Jeremy Ripperger

Happy Birthday!

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Income and Expense Income and Expense

Income Expenses Net Income $ $ $

May 2013
12,449.87 16,768.10 -4,318.23

Funds Available (as of June 16th, 2013)

General Fund Designated Funds: Food Pantry Sunday School Memorials Missions Childrens Ministry Youth Debit Card Properties Debit Card Improvements $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 1,075.24 181.46 2,470.00 24.00 35.09 527.42 1,228.18 210.10 535.00 Tables 371.98 Windows 25.00 Flowers 345.00 234.32 $ 7,198.99

Misc. Mission Possible Bucket

Bills to be paid, as of June 16th, 2013

Salaries (Includes staff salaries, organist, custodian, Financial Sec, Sunday Opener) Pension & Ins Fed. Withholding MN Withholding $ 4,500 (approx.) $ 2,082.34 $ 1,080 (approx.) includes S.S. $ 160.00 (approx.)

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General Fund: In Memory of Bill Gilroy Jr from Leroy Babolian In Memory of Mike Rudolf from Virgil Eide In Memory of Ruth Langseth from Melva Behrens, Tom & Linda Pavola, and Roger & Joan Stenerson, Lois Muhle, Kathleen Blair, Shirley Erslund, Duane Baker, Pat Hemmah, and Keith & Lorraine Langseth In Memory of Ardyce Messerschmidt from Patsy Fuchs, Tracy Kuehl, Lois Seter, Bruce & Esther Ellingson, Phylis Anderson, Shirley Wear, Curtis & Patricia Jones, Wayne & Kathy Kuehl, KJ Fuchs, Archie & Sally Tanner, Truman Johnson, Dan Skolness, Jerome Gordon, Darlene Sandal, Linda Wilkie, Deborah Seter, Pat Hemmah, LeRoy Babolian, Roger Stenerson, Russ & Lois Bekkerus, and C G Wyland In Memory of Mary Hanson from Tom & Linda Pavola, Lois Muhle, Pam Rudolf, Tracy Kuehl, LR Seter, Pat Hemmah, James & Geraldine Langemo, Lorraine Muhle, and Linda & Jim Wilkie Quilters: In Memory of Mary Hanson from Bruce & Esther Ellingson, Melva Behrens, Shirley Nappe, Patsy Fuchs, Don & Alvina Lein, James & Pauline Litch, Roger Stenerson, Duane & Beverly Baker, Geraldine Hanson, Kathryn Haugen, Thomas & Sherry Watt, Lowell & Mary Larson, Gene & Carol Langlie, and Lorraine Muhle In Memory of Ruth Langseth from Tom & Sherry Watt, and James & Pauline Litch In Memory of Ardyce Messerschmidt from James & Pauline Litch, and Shirley Nappe Air Conditioning: In Memory of Ruth Langseth from Lois and Gordon Wyland In Memory of Mary Hanson, from C G Wyland Improvements: Windows In Memory of Ardyce Messerschmidt from Keith and Lorraine Langseth In Memory of Mary Hanson from Keith and Lorraine Langseth Improvements: Altar Repair In Memory of Ruth Langseth, from Russell & Lois Bekkerus In Memory of Mary Hanson, from Russell & Lois Bekkerus Food Pantry: In Memory of Ardyce Messerschmidt, from Marilyn Lass

Thank You!
To the ladies that made the graduation quilts, thank you so much for the graduation gift. The quilt will be accompanying me through college, and the rest of my life. It is a great remembrance of my time spent at Glyndon Lutheran. Sincerely, Carolyn Oberg Class of 2013 The family of Mary Hanson would like to thank the members of Glyndon Lutheran Church for your thoughts and prayers during Marys recent illness. We also thank you for the care and concern shown to our family and for the many memorials given since her passing. She valued her church family very much. Worship and quilting days were very special times for her. Thank you againMary daughters, Loraine Langemo & Nancy Nelson A very special thank you to all who came to the baby shower held on Sunday, June 23rd. You sure showered us with love and many gifts! It is a blessing to go through this experience with the love of two congregations. Thanks especially to Kristina Johnson and Kay Hopkins who planned this event. With love, Colin & Jeni Grangaard