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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!

"GOD'S WORK. OUR HANDS"
SUNDAY WORSHIP
Worship at 9:00 AM,
Fellowship Time at 10:00 AM,
Education Hour at 10:15 AM.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

WE'VE GOT THE SPIRIT!

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WHAT'S NEW AT CSLC! Click on links below.

Sunday's Readings

Italian Pasta Dinner

Sunday School

Confirmation Classes

"God's Work. Our Hands." Rally Day

"Little Free Library"

2014 Mission Trip and Vacation Bible School

September 2014 Cross & Cradle Newsletter

Outdoor Worship, July 2014

Bridges for Women of the ELCA, St. Paul Synod

Electronic Giving! Read more about online giving

READINGS FOR FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew narrates one of Jesus' controversial parables, in which Jesus says the reign of God is like workers who get paid the same no matter when they start. When God changes his mind about punishing Nineveh for their evil ways, Jonah is angry. Yet God is gracious and merciful, abounding in steadfast love. In baptism we receive the grace of God that is freely given to all. As Luther wrote, in the presence of God's mercy we are all beggars.
READINGS:
Jonah 3:10--4:11
  God's concern for the city of Nineveh
Psalm 145:1-8
  The LORD is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. (Ps. 145:8)
Philippians 1:21-30
  Standing firm in the gospel
Matthew 20:1-16
  The parable of the vineyard workers

*2014 Sundays & Seasons copyright

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READINGS FOR SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Jesus' parable about two sons who don't do what they say reveals surprises in the reign of God, such as prostitutes and tax collectors going before others into God's kingdom. In the reading from Ezekiel the people question whether the ways of the Lord are unfair; instead they are to repent and turn to the Lord. Paul urges us to look to Christ as a model of humility, looking to the interests of others above our own. Nourished by the broken bread and shared cup, we offer our lives for the sake of our needy world.
READINGS:
Ezekiel 18:1–4, 25–32
  Ezekiel challenges those who think they cannot change because of what their parents were and did, or who think they cannot turn from their wicked ways. God insistently invites people to turn and live.
Philippians 2:1–13
  As part of a call for harmony rather than self-seeking, Paul uses a very early Christian hymn that extols the selflessness of Christ in his obedient death on the cross. Christ's selfless perspective is to be the essential perspective we share as the foundation for Christian accord.
Matthew 21:23–32
  After driving the moneychangers out of the temple (21:12), Jesus begins teaching there. His authority is questioned by the religious leaders, who are supposed to be in charge of the temple.

*2014 Sundays & Seasons copyright

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ITALIAN PASTA DINNER
SATURDAY, OCTOBER4, 2014

October 4, 2014 Pasta Dinner at CSLC Come to the 10th annual Pasta Dinner at Christ the Servant on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Dinner Menu:
Mostaccioli pasta with marinara sauce,
Italian meatballs,
tossed salad,
Vienna bread,
dessert and beverage.

Serving from 4:30 to 7:30 PM.

Tickets available at the door and after Sunday services.

Cost: Adult $11.00; Children under age 12 $6.00.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES BEGIN
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014

2014 Sunday School

Sunday School classes begin on Sunday, September 14,
for children age 3 through 6th grade at 10:15 AM, following worship,
with a 3-week study of creation: "And God saw it was good!!!"

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CONFIRMATION CLASSES
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

Confirmation WELCOME TO CONFIRMATION CLASSES

2014-2015 Confirmation classes will start on Wednesday, September 17th, 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Parents should plan to attend on this first night. Class will meet on Wednesdays from September 2014 through Mary 13, 2015. All 7th - 9th graders are invited. Letters and registration forms have been mailed out. If you did not receive yours, please call the church office. If you have questions or would like more information about the 2014-2015 confirmation program, please contact Lynn Peterson at lynnjohnny@gmail.com or 651-766-9409.

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"GOD'S WORK. OUR HANDS."
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2014

2014 Sundays & Seasons copyright



“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, September 7, 2014. Completed 36 school bags for LWR.

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2014 MISSION TRIP AND VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

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OUTDOOR WORSHIP, JULY 20, 2014

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LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

Little Free Library at CSLC It’s official.
Our Little Free Library is open for business!
Please take a moment to check it out.

Use of the library is easy:
TAKE a book! READ it! ENJOY it!
SHARE it with a friend.
BRING it back to the library to exchange for another, or
LEAVE it at another Little Free Library.
GIVE a book! (Add a note or a favorite passage.)

Share the joy of reading!

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ADULT BIBLE STUDY -- "OUR STORIES AND GOD'S STORY" AT COTTAGES OF VADNAIS HEIGHTS
WEDNESDAYS AT 10 AM, COMMUNITY ROOM

Led by Pastor Dick, we share our faith stories with each other. This group meets on Wednesdays at 10 AM in the Community Room of the Cottages in Vadnais Heights and includes people who live at the Cottages as well as others who would like to come. All are welcome!

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)
(Click on hymn title.)

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...
color pictures right onscreen.
Click on one of the subjects below.

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...
Read the Sunday bulletin announcements at THIS WEEK!>>>
SEPTEMBER 2014
CROSS & CRADLE NEWSLETTER

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to read September 2014 "Cross & Cradle."

Click to read September 2014 Cross & Cradle Newsletter

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"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".
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.
Click image to read the current issue of Bridges.


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

Lutheran World Relief logo

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

LINKS TO THE CHURCH BEYOND CHRIST THE SERVANT
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