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Celebrating Christ the Servant

Sunday Worship at 9:00 AM
Fellowship Time at 10:00 AM
Education Time at 10:15 AM

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!

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

Bulletin Announcements from Sunday, September 25, 2016

Readings for October 2, 2016, Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Listen to Sermons, latest September 25, 2016

OCTOBER 2016 Cross & Cradle Newsletter

Annual Italian Pasta Dinner - October 1

Red Cross Blood Drive - October 13, 2016

"A Service of Remembrance" & Potluck Brunch
on Sunday, September 11

Vacation Bible School - Barnyard Roundup!

"Night to Unite" Neighborhood Get-Together - August 2

"Little Free Library" New information!

Bridges for Women of the ELCA, St. Paul Synod

Electronic Giving! Read more about online giving

READINGS FOR OCTOBER 2, 2016 - TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
A little faith goes a long way is our Lord’s point in the gospel. A mustard seed’s-worth has miraculous potential. The patience, tenacity, and endurance required for the life of faith are the blessings received in water and the word (holy baptism), bread and wine (holy communion), the word read and proclaimed in this assembly. Anticipate them. Receive them with thanksgiving. *

First Reading: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Injustice and violence in the time leading up to the Babylonian exile move this prophet to lament: How can a good and all-powerful God see evil in the world and seemingly remain indifferent? God answers by proclaiming that the wicked will perish, but the righteous will live by faith. *

Second Reading: 2 Timothy 1:1-14
This message written from Paul to Timothy is a personal message of encouragement. In the face of hardship and persecution, Timothy is reminded that his faith is a gift of God. He is encouraged to exercise that faith with the help of the Holy Spirit. *

Gospel: Luke 17:5-10
On the way to Jerusalem, Jesus instructs his followers about the power of faith and the duties of discipleship. He calls his disciples to adopt the attitude of servants whose actions are responses to their identity rather than works seeking reward. *

*From Sundays and Seasons.com. Copyright 2016 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #23318.

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ANNUAL ITALIAN PASTA DINNER - OCTOBER 1,2016 - 4 TO 7 PM

Italian Pasta Dinner - October 1, 2016

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RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 - 2:00 TO 7:00 PM

October 2016 Red Cross Blood Drive at CSLC

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"A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE" and POTLUCK BRUNCH - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Pictures of September 11 Service of Remembrance

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - BARNYARD ROUNDUP

2016 VBS - Barnyard Roundup

VBS 2016 was “farm-tastic!” In Barnyard Roundup VBS, the children learned that Jesus gathers us together! They looked into the Bible, God’s Holy Word, and explored five Bible accounts where Jesus graciously gathers us together to be with Him with His abundant provision and saving protection, now and forever.

2016 Vacation Bible School

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"NIGHT TO UNITE" NEIGHBORHOOD GET-TOGETHER

2016 Night to Unite

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LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

Little Free Library at CSLCDonation of books

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50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!

50th Anniversary pictures with Luther seal

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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.

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.

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.

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.


THE CALENDAR AT CSLC
SUNDAY'S ANNOUNCEMENTS...
Read the Sunday bulletin announcements at THIS WEEK!>>>
OCTOBER 2016
CROSS & CRADLE NEWSLETTER

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to read the October 2016 "Cross & Cradle."

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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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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 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

Ministry Coordinator/Church Office:  Sandy Hammerlind; Email

Webservant:  Lois McKeag; Email

LINKS TO THE CHURCH BEYOND CHRIST THE SERVANT
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