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WE WELCOME YOU
TO WORSHIP AND TO SERVE
WITH US AT CHRIST THE SERVANT!

Growing together, we worship, we serve, we laugh, we cry, we learn, so that the world will know the story of Christ.

If you've been thinking, praying, searching and hoping for a place to belong, we say... WELCOME!

SUNDAY SCHEDULE
Worship at 9:00 AM;
Fellowship Time at 10:00 AM;
Education Hour at 10:15 AM.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Maundy Thursday, April 17, 7:00 PM;
Good Friday, April 18, 7:00 PM
Easter Sunday, April 20, 9:00 & 10:30 AM.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

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Sunday's Readings

April 2014 Cross & Cradle Newsletter

Bridges for Women of the ELCA, St. Paul Synod

Electronic Giving! Read more about online giving

HOLY WEEK

Maundy Thursday, April 17, 7:00 PM Worship Service

Maundy Thursday With nightfall, our Lenten observance comes to an end, and we gather with Christians around the world to celebrate the Three Days of Jesus’ death and resurrection. At the heart of the Maundy Thursday liturgy is Jesus’ commandment to love one another. As Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, we are called to follow his example as we humbly care for one another, especially the poor and the unloved. At the Lord’s table, we remember Jesus’ sacrifice of his life, even as we are called to offer ourselves in love for the life of the world.*
READINGS:
Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26;John 13:1-17, 31b-35



Good Friday, April 18, 7:00 PM Worship Service

Good Friday At the heart of the Good Friday liturgy is the passion according to John, which proclaims Jesus as a triumphant king who reigns from the cross. The ancient title for this day -- the triumph of the cross -- reminds us that the church gathers not to mourn this day but to celebrate Christ’s life-giving passion and to find strength and hope in the tree of life. In the ancient bidding prayer we offer petitions for all the world for whom Christ died.*
READINGS:
Isaiah 52:13—53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16–25; John 18:1—19:42



Easter Sunday, April 20, 9:00 and 10:30 AM Worship Services

Easter On this day the Lord has acted! On the first day of the week God began creation, transforming darkness into light. On this, the "eighth day" of the week, Jesus Christ was raised from the dead. We celebrate this new creation in the waters of baptism and in the feast of victory. With great joy we celebrate this day of days, even as we begin the great fifty days of Easter. Filled with hope, we go forth to share the news that Christ is risen!*
READINGS:
Acts 10:34–43; Psalm 118:1–2, 14–24; Colossians 3:1–4; Matthew 28:1–10

2014 Sundays & Seasons copyright

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SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM

Sunday School Sunday School classes meet at 10:15 AM!
Begin the day with a Celebration!

CONFIRMATION CLASSES

Confirmation Class ATTENTION ALL 7TH THROUGH 9TH GRADERS!!!

2013-2014 Confirmation meets on Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  All 7th – 9th graders are invited.  If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Lynn Peterson at lynnjohnny@gmail.com or 651-766-9409.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY
BASICS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH

Pastor Dick will lead an adult education study on “Basics of the Christian Faith," drawing on the Bible and the Small Catechism. All are welcome! Meet at 10:15 AM Sundays.

"FAITH LIFT" GATHERINGS

Do you sometimes have questions about faith and about your own faith? Are you interested in a group where you can be free to explore your questions? Would you like to get some encouragement in your faith? We are meeting on the first and third Tuesdays of the month through March 4 at 6:30 PM, with an option to continue if the group chooses. All are welcome! Led by Pastor Dick Mork.

MUSIC AT CSLC
Let's Make Some Music

Special Music by Jim & Kayla Mason
March 3, 2013
"In the Garden"
(Charles Miles)
(Click on hymn title.)

Special music by Jim Mason,
February 17, 2013:
"The Old Rugged Cross"
(George Bennard)
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You will need to download and then install the free Real Player® available here.

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ONLINE COLORING BOOKS

Online Coloring Books

For the young and the young-at-heart...
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Old Testament Characters

Epic Events of the Bible

Jesus' Ministry

LIVING LUTHERAN
Lively Engagement in Faith and Life

Living Lutheran

A daily blend of stories, culture and community

What a great way to get connected to the larger church. Check this out...

The new livinglutheran.com is live! This is your place for fresh, daily content and conversation on what it means to "live Lutheran." Read exclusive blog entries by ELCA Lutherans with a wide variety of viewpoints and opinions. Find your favorite articles from Seeds for the Parish. Watch videos that amuse and inspire. Meet fascinating ELCA members, and join the conversation on topics that matter most to you.

Learn more about livinglutheran.com on the ELCA website or just check it out for yourself at Living Lutheran.


THE CALENDAR AT CSLC
SUNDAY'S ANNOUNCEMENTS...
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APRIL 2014
CROSS & CRADLE NEWSLETTER

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http://www.spas-elca.org/news-and-calendar/newsletters#bridges
"FAITHLINK"
ST. PAUL SYNOD NEWSLETTER
Access the online communications from the St. Paul Area Synod. In Faithlink, the synod newsletter, read "From the Bishop: A few thoughts on welcoming the stranger". Recommended reading from Pastor Jim!
WOMEN OF THE ELCA
CSLC/ST. PAUL SYNOD/NATIONAL

Click to read the  current issue of Bridges - a communication link between the St. Paul Synodical Women's Organization and its women.
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Bridges is a communication link between the St. Paul Synodical Women's Organization and its women. It is published four times a year, in March, June, September and December. It is an excellent resource for our women and the ministries supported by us.

Take a new look at Women of the ELCA. Looking for a place to gather with other women to talk about your faith? Women of the ELCA is just for you. We’re a community of women where fellowship, friendship, study, service and advocacy are nurtured.

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ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE OF
ELECTRONIC GIVING

Christ the Servant offers electronic giving as a way to automate regular weekly offering. Electronic giving offers convenience for individual congregation members and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation.

Direct Debit Giving is used to automatically transfer funds from your checking or savings account to the church’s bank account.

Credit & Debit Card Giving lets you make offerings automatically on a pre-determined schedule using a credit or debit card.

Online Giving lets you go to [Church Website Address] at any time to set up an automatic donation plan, change your donation plan, make a one-time donation or view your online donation history.

As you contemplate any contributions, please consider electronic giving. Authorization forms and additional information are available from the church office.

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LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF GIFTS
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Water Tip: You should drink at least 64 oz. of water a day to stay properly hydrated for all your summer adventures. LWR Good Gifts

Water Gift: By giving the LWR Gift of an Emergency or Gravity-Fed Water Filter, you can share God's gift of clean water and help a person in need stay healthy too.

Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings — whatever your summer occasion, celebrate with an LWR Gift! Your loved one gets a unique gift and a person in need gets the chance to change her life for the better.

Visit lwrgifts.org to browse and shop our catalog.

COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL

Compassion International

Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training. Today, Compassion helps more than 1.2 million children in 26 countries.

Poverty is not just a lack of money. It's about a lack of hope. This understanding is at the core of Compassion's holistic child development program. Watch the video "What Is Poverty?"

Click here to learn more about Compassion International.

FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

Feed My Starving Children

If you would like to learn more about the wonderful work done by Feed My Starving Children, go to www.fmsc.org.

Every day, 18,000 children die from starvation. You can make a difference for these children by volunteering at Feed My Starving Children!

ELCA DISASTER RESPONSE

Through ELCA Disaster Response, the ELCA is partnering with local responders in affected areas. ELCA congregations and members are already at work.

Donate through CSLC or online at www.elca.org/disaster or send check directly to: ELCA Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300.

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF

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Development projects of Lutheran World Relief focus on issues at the root causes of poverty. These debilitating causes tend to domino into more and more problems that trap people in poverty.

By the same token, attacking just one of these issues can help break the cycle, making people’s lives better and freeing them from suffering in many ways.

For more information and ways you can help, go to Lutheran World Relief.

ELCA GLOBAL MISSION
Stay informed. Be inspired. Get involved.

Global Links contains highlights of ELCA ministry or connections in other countries.

CHRIST THE SERVANT LUTHERAN CHURCH     3676 Centerville Road, Vadnais Heights, MN 55127
Phone: 651-429-6595 - Email

Pastor:  Rev. Dick Mork; Email

Lead Musician:  Bob Smith; Email

Church Office:  Email

Webservant:  Lois McKeag; Email

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