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Sunday Worship at 9:00 AM
Fellowship Time at 10:00 AM
Summer Midweek Worship at 6:30 PM on Wednesdays

Growing together, we worship, we serve, we laugh, we cry, we learn, so that the world will know the story of Christ.
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Bulletin Announcements from Sunday, June 19, 2016

Readings for June 26, 2016, Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings for June 19, 2016, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Listen to Sermons

Vacation Bible School - Barnyard Roundup!

JUNE 2016 Cross & Cradle Newsletter

"Food with Friends" Community Dinner - July 20

"Little Free Library" New information!

Bridges for Women of the ELCA, St. Paul Synod

Electronic Giving! Read more about online giving

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Ministry Coordinator Job Description

READINGS FOR JUNE 26, 2016 - SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
We have no good apart from God. That makes our Lord’s call to follow him an invitation to freedom. This is freedom to revel in the Spirit’s fruits: love, joy, peace, patience, and the like. This is the path of life. *

First Reading: 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21
In the story preceding today’s reading, the prophet Elijah flees for his life to the security of God’s mountain. There the Lord reveals to Elijah that there are still other faithful people in Israel and commissions him to anoint new leaders, including his own successor, Elisha. *

Second Reading: Galatians 5:1, 13-25
For Paul, the freedom Christ gives is not permission to do whatever we want. It is the invitation to be what we could not be otherwise. The power and guidance of Christ’s Holy Spirit produce a different kind of life, one marked by the fruit of this Holy Spirit. *

Gospel: Luke 9:51-62
Jesus is unwavering in his commitment to his mission in Jerusalem and will not be swayed by pettiness. In a series of striking cases in point, he calls his disciples to a similar single-mindedness. *

*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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READINGS FOR JUNE 19, 2016 - FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
This Sunday’s texts paint startling pictures of the horrific — the demonic — nature of sin. The church’s repeated celebration of the holy communion counters that tragic reality in a continued showing forth of the death of Jesus “until he comes.” It is a dramatic declaration of “how much God has done for you.” *

First Reading: Isaiah 65:1-9
The prophet announces God’s impatience. The people’s self absorption is idolatry, and images from pagan worship fill this reading. Like a vintner who crushes the grape to release the wine, God will use Israel’s exile to establish a new community of the faithful. *

Second Reading: Galatians 3:23-29
For Paul, baptism is a powerful bond that unites people not only with God but with other believers. Those who call themselves children of God experience a transformation that removes prejudices of race, social class, or gender in favor of true unity in Christ. *

Gospel: Luke 8:26-39
Jesus’ mission includes foreigners, and his authority extends to the casting out of demons. Some who witness Jesus’ work are seized with confusion and fear, but the man who was healed is commissioned to give testimony of God’s mercy and power. *

*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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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - BARNYARD ROUNDUP

2016 VBS - Barnyard Roundup

REGISTER CHILDREN

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

Registration is open for all ages! VBS will run from July 31st to August 4th, from 5 to 8 PM. Come along with us as we sing fun songs, do crazy crafts, eat yummy snacks, play awesome games, and more. Plus, you’ll learn all about Jesus our Savior and how He gathers us together! Can’t wait to see you there!

Register now for Barnyard Roundup Vacation Bible School! Click here for the registration form and mail or bring it to the church or click here to register online. For information, call the church at 651-429-6595.

BE A VOLUNTEER

Be part of Barnyard Roundup VBS! God’s children of all ages will learn that Jesus gathers us together at Barnyard Roundup VBS. AND, every child will hear the Good News that Jesus, their Savior, is with us and abundantly provides for all our needs. He also protects and saves us — now in this world and forever too! At Barnyard Roundup VBS, as VBS staff you can live out the theme “Jesus Gathers Us Together” as you share the message and the fun with kids! If you can help full or part time, we have many ways to be involved to suit your schedule and interests. Call the church at 651-429-6595 or email office@cslcvh.org, for more information. Join us to see how Jesus gathers us together! Click here to register as a volunteer online.

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FOOD WITH FRIENDS COMMUNITY DINNER

Food with Friends Community Dinner, July 20, 5:30 PM

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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!>>>
JUNE 2016
CROSS & CRADLE NEWSLETTER

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to read the June 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

Church Office:  Email

Webservant:  Lois McKeag; Email

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