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Vadnais Heights, MN

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

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~ SUNDAY SCHEDULE ~

Sunday Worship at 9:00 AM
Fellowship Time at 10:00 AM.
Sunday School will resume in Fall!

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!

ALL ARE WELCOME! WE'VE GOT THE SPIRIT!

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT CHRIST THE SERVANT!
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Readings & Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, June 10, 2018

Listen to Sermons, latest June 10, 2018

Spending the Summer with the Holy Spirit!

Food, Fun & Fellowship Salad Gathering

June 2018 Cross & Cradle Newsletter

Lutheran World Relief on Syrian Crisis

Ministries of Christ the Servant

Stewardship -- Extravagant Generosity

"God's Work. Our Hands."

"Bible Study at the Cottages of Vadnais"

"YogaDevotions"

"Little Free Library"

"Bridges" for Women of the ELCA, St. Paul Synod

Vadnais Heights Community News!


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THE CALENDAR AT CHRIST THE SERVANT


SPENDING THE SUMMER WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

At the heart of congregational renewal is the work of God's Spirit. As our Re-Rooting in God's Mission journeying is just beginning, our synod renewal team and coaches want to invite us to spend the summer with the Holy Spirit by dwelling in the book of Acts and prayer over the summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

A weekly reading guide is available. Click here!

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FOOD, FUN & FELLOWSHIP COMMUNITY DINNER - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018

You're invited to our "Food, Fun and Fellowship Community Dinner" on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 5:30 PM.
It will be a Summer Salad Potluck! You are invited to bring a favorite salad and/or dessert. AND you are invited to bring a friend(s) with you. All are welcome!

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JUNE 2018 CROSS & CRADLE NEWSLETTER

Click on image below to read the June 2018 "Cross & Cradle Newsletter."

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LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF NEWS

***FAMILIES IN SYRIA NEED YOUR HELP. PLEASE GIVE!***

From Daniel Speckhard, President & CEO of Lutheran World Relief,

I write to you today in the midst of a continuing crisis. Families in Syria are struggling under the weight of ongoing conflict. Even as violence and fighting continues, many have little or nothing to help them survive.

Lutheran World Relief is mounting a response in Eastern Ghouta, an area of Syria that has been largely cut off from humanitarian aid. We need your help.

Will you give a gift today to help us reach families with essential supplies they desperately need?

Donate Now!

Your gift today will truly help some of the most vulnerable people in the world right now. Please give as generously as you can, and please continue to pray with us for families in Syria, and elsewhere in the Middle East.

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MINISTRIES OF CHRIST THE SERVANT

FREE BREAD DISTRIBUTION & COFFEE TIME
Every Tuesday, from 9 AM to 6 PM or until gone, we sponsor a free bread distribution for the community. The church and other community members help by picking up the bread, setting the bread out on tables, providing bags and gloves and friendly smiling faces!

SUPPORT VADNAIS HEIGHTS FOOD SHELF
Donations of nonperishable food, personal care items and cash are delivered to our local food shelf for distribution through the Vadnais Heights Food Shelf operated by the Vadnais Heights Lions. The Vadnais Heights Food Shelf serves the community of Vadnais Heights.

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STEWARDSHIP -- EXTRAVAGANT GENEROSITY

EXTRAVAGANT GENEROSITY FAITH PROMISE
With grateful hearts for God's extravagant generosity and as an expression of our Christian stewardship,
we are looking to faithfully promise to invest ourselves in making a positive difference
for the purposes of Christ through the ministry of Christ the Servant Lutheran Church.
In the year 2018, we plan to joyfully invest ourselves...
SPIRITUALLY - investing heart and soul in relationship to God.
RELATIONALLY - investing heart and life in other people.
PHYSICALLY - investing time and energy.
INTELLECTUALLY - investing knowledge, spiritual gifts, and creativity.
FINANCIALLY - investing money.

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ADULT BIBLE STUDY -- "OUR STORIES AND GOD'S STORY" AT COTTAGES OF VADNAIS HEIGHTS
WEDNESDAYS AT 10:00 AM, COMMUNITY ROOM

Bible Study at the Cottages of Vadnais Heights Led by Pastor Chris Steubing, we share our faith stories with each other. This group meets on Wednesdays at 10:00 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!

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YOGADEVOTIONS

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From their website:

"Yogadevotion LLC began in 1999 as an organic response to a deeply profound experience of God’s Presence following a vinyasa yoga class. The experience of God’s Presence through the practice of yoga was shared in the faith community and has been a mutual blessing for our students, instructors and the communities we are invited into. Some call it a time of prayer, some a time of worship, some a time to simply be present to God in a new way, and experience an increased sense of God’s Presence in the midst of busy lives. We are truly grateful to be able to share what we have experienced, God’s presence through the practice of yoga, with others. We invite you to practice with us as we continue this journey, excited to see what God has in store for us."

Learn more about Yogadevotion on their website.

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"FAITHLINK"
ST. PAUL SYNOD NEWSLETTER

Access Faithlink, the synod newsletter, the online communications from the St. Paul Area Synod.


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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LITTLE FREE LIBRARY at CHRIST THE SERVANT!

Visit our Little Free Library at Christ the Servant!
Take one; read one; return one; read one!


Little Free Library at CSLC, July 2017

July 2017
Our Little Free Library opened for business 3 years ago this month! It has been well used - by our own church family as well as those in the neighborhood. In fact, it has been so well used that it is in need of fresh books. Maybe we could all check our personal stock of books to see if we might have one or two to donate! Lets keep our LFL filled with good reads this summer!

"Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” ~Anna Quindlen

The People Who Started the Movement
In the beginning (2009), Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, built a model of a one room schoolhouse. It was a tribute to his mother; she was a teacher who loved to read. He filled it with books and put it on a post in his front yard. His neighbors and friends loved it. He built several more and gave them away. Each one had a sign that said FREE BOOKS. Rick Brooks of UW-Madison saw Bol’s do-it-yourself project while they were discussing potential social enterprises. Together, the two saw opportunities to achieve a variety of goals for the common good. Each brought different skills to the effort. Bol was a creative artisan experienced with innovative enterprise models; Brooks was a youth and community development educator with a background in social marketing.

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VADNAIS HEIGHTS COMMUNITY NEWS!

Vadnais Heights Senior HiLites...

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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.


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.


LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF GIFTS

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.


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.

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

Pastor:  Rev. Chris Steubing; Email

Musician:   Email

Ministry Coordinator/Church Office:  Sandy Hammerlind; Email

Webservant:  Lois McKeag; Email

LINKS TO THE CHURCH BEYOND CHRIST THE SERVANT
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