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Vadnais Heights, MN

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Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.

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 SUMMER SCHEDULE
Worship at 9:00 AM
Fellowship Time at 10:00 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

July 2014 Cross & Cradle Newsletter

Vacation Bible School: Wilderness Escape

Bridges for Women of the ELCA, St. Paul Synod

Electronic Giving! Read more about online giving

SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost As Solomon prays for wisdom, we seek to more deeply know the treasures of faith. In today's gospel Jesus offers everyday images that reveal to us the reign of God: a tree that becomes a sheltering home, yeast that penetrates and expands, a treasured pearl, a net that gains a great catch. Even as we seek the riches of God's reign, the great surprise is that God's grace finds us first!*
READINGS:
1 Kings 3:5-12
  Solomon's prayer for wisdom
Psalm 119:129-136
  When your word goes forth, it gives light and understanding. (Ps. 119:130)
Romans 8:26-39
  Nothing can separate us from God's love
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
  Parables of the reign of heaven

*2014 Sundays & Seasons copyright

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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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"GOD'S WORK. OUR HANDS." PROJECT ON SUNDAY, JUNE 29

On Sunday, June 29th, during fellowship time, we had the opportunity to lend our hands to two projects. First we assembled Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief. During Lent we collected enough items to fill out 36 kits for the Lenten Appeal – Baskets of Promise. These kits will be sent off around the world to families in need. And then, we began adding our church labels ("We've Got the Spirit") to the 1500 bottles of water we will be handing out during the Vadnais Heights Heritage Days Parade on August 17th.

              

YOUTH MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISER, SUNDAY, JUNE 22

           

Thank you to all who participated in the CherryBerry Fundraiser! We had a wonderfully delicious time! Overheard: "This is Heaven in a cup!" Thank you, CherryBerry!

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!

EMBARK ON A WILDERNESS ESCAPE WITH MOSES!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - AUGUST 2014

Vacation Bible School in August 2014 at Christ the Servant, Vadnais Heights.

Vacation Bible School is August 3rd – 7th (evenings) and is open to children starting at age 3 through 6th grade. You can enroll through our Facebook page. Registrations received by June 1st receive an early bird discount ($10 per child with a maximum of $25 per family). Otherwise, normal registration is $15 per child with a maximum of $40 per family.  Please join us for a super-cool-totally-amazing-astonishing-good-time!

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EDUCATION MINISTRY

Sunday School Education Appreciation Day! Sunday, May 18, 2014. We thank all teachers everywhere for the wonderful work they do whether it's in Sunday School, Confirmation, Adult classes, public and private schools, home, colleges, wherever! All of you are appreciated!

CONFIRMATION CLASSES

Confirmation Class CONFIRMATION CLASSES

Affirmation of Baptism and Youth Sunday will be Sunday, June 1, 2014, 9:00 worship. Our youth will be leading the worship service on that Sunday!

Confirmation classes will be taking a break now until the fall. If you have questions or would like more information about the 2014-2014 confirmation program, please contact Lynn Peterson at lynnjohnny@gmail.com or 651-766-9409.

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!>>>
JULY 2014
CROSS & CRADLE NEWSLETTER

Click on image below
to read July 2014 "Cross & Cradle."

Click to read July 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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