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God has planted us in rich prairie soil to nourish the faith, reach out with the good news of Christ, and to serve our neighbors.

Fall

Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
- Matthew 9:12-13

Week of May 24th:

Memorial Day Events -

    9:00am Taunton Memorial Day Service

    9:30am Ivanhoe Memorial Day Service

    10:00am Balaton Memorial Day Service

    11:00am Ruthton Memorial Day Service

Monday, May 25:  *Office Closed for Memorial Day*

Wednesday, May 27: 7:00pm P3 at Parsonage

Friday, May 29: 7:00am Bible Study at Bethany

Winds News and Notes

Wednesday Night Services at Diamond Lake start June 17th at 7.00 pm.

DC Trip Pre-Registration Form
Online Registration for Winds eXtreme Youth Service and Advocacy Trip to Washington DC. July 2-12, 2015. More Information

FOREVER JEN    
RELAY FOR LIFE

2nd ANNUAL PICNIC IN THE PARK
FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015
11 AM TO 1 PM
AT SHELTER HOUSE BY SWIMMING POOL IN IVANHOE, MN
BBQS, POTATO SALAD, BEANS, CHIPS, BAR & BEVERAGE
FREE WILL DONATION

2ND ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RUN
SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015
REGISTRATION FROM 11:30 – NOON
LEAVING FROM THE IVANHOE LIQUOR STORE AT NOON
$15.00 PER PERSON / $25.00 PER COUPLE
ROUTE MAP AVAILABLE AT REGISTRATION
POKER HAND WILL BE DRAWN UPON RETURN
FREE MEAL STARTING AT 5:00 PM
RAFFLE DRAWING STARTING AT 5:30
(must be present to win)

PREDECORATED LUMINARIES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT EACH FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR $10.00

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

TEAM CAPTAIN: LYNETTE MADSEN 507-530-1371

2015 Bishop Election
The current term of our bishop, Jon V. Anderson, will end August 31, 2015. Election of a bishop to a six-year term by the Synod Assembly will take place at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, June 12-14, 2015. The term will begin September 1, 2015.

Summer Worship at Diamond Lake Chapel - Mark your calendars for June 17 when we begin our summer worship at Diamond Lake Chapel at 7 pm. The summer worship will be craŌed around the theme Called, Gathered and Sent. We will have an opportunity to explore the idenƟty, context and purpose of our congregaƟons and ministry. Look for more informaƟon in the summer issue of CrossWinds.

Shetek Lutheran Ministries Events

  • 1st week of Camp – June 7-12th
  • Peder Eide Concert – June 13th 5pm
  • Summer Service – June 20th 5:30pm
  • Golf Tournament – June 22nd
  • Quilt Auction preview – June 26th
  • Quilt Auction – June 27th

Shetek Lutheran Ministries XVII (GOLF) Great Outdoor Lutheran Fundraiser June 22nd, 2015 Where: Slayton Country Club 8:30 Registra on 9:30 18 hole scramble Lunch on the go…grilled hotdogs & hamburgers 3:00p.m. refreshments, door prize, and awards Contact us at 507‐763‐3567 or sign up on line at www.shetek.org

More Shetek information in the WOTP April Newsletter.

Questions? Call (507) 763-3567 or check out the website at www.shetek.org.

2015 Bethany-Elim Auction is Coming
Just an early reminder that the church auction is coming up this September. Start thinking NOW of some items and services you would like to donate. Time and date will be announced later. Keep watching the bulletin and newsletter for details.
-Sherry Rost

Prayer, Praise, and Pizza at the Parsonage
Who: Senior High Youth-Grades 9-12
What:  Faith talk, bible reading and a significant amount of music
When:  Wednesday evenings from 7pm – 8:30PM….Beginning April 15
Where:  The Parsonage -214 South Norman
Why:                             (You will have to fill this one in.)
Leaders: Vicar Janna and Morgan

Community Events:

Fluff and Puff Pillow Cleaning Service will be in Ivanhoe at the VFW on Wednesday evening, May 20 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. and on Thursday, May 21, from 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Bring those dirty pillows in to be cleaned, sanitized and receive new ticking. Additional charge for adding feathers. Price: avg. $14 for a standard size pillow.  Begin your spring cleaning with us!  This service is being offered by the Leibfried family with all proceeds going to the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Juvenile Diabetes.  Please call Judy Leibfried with any questions at 507-829-7988.  

Sr. High Gathering Service Project: We are looking for donated items of the following: Adult Bath towels (dark colored), toothbrushes (in original packaging), combs, toothpaste, bars of soap (in original packaging), and nail clippers. Please drop off at the WOTP office at BE or your church.

Reminders

Sabbath Days
Mondays are the usual Sabbath Days for Pastor Steve and Vicar Janna. Friday is Pastor Julie's Sabbath. In the event of needs or emergencies on those days, please call whomever is working instead of the person on Sabbath. If you do call them, don't be surprised if they don't answer their phone or emails until the next day; they need a day to recharge their batteries.

School and Public Events
With 5 different communities, 5 different school districts, and a variety of events the pastoral staff appreciates when we are informed of events that involve our members. It is best if we have a week's notice so we can work events into our schedules. Giving us something written like a note or email is best do we have a reference.

Hospitalizations
If you would like the pastor to call on you when you are expecting a hospitalization, please let us know. With the number of hospitals that our congregations cover it is always handy to know which hospital a person is at and what name they are under, as well as the dates he/she expects to be there. Federal regulations are such that people can't just call and ask who might be there; we need to know names, especially if we know you by a nickname and you are listed under your legal name.

Communications
When calling the Winds of the Prairie Ministry Office please use either the 507-694-1238 or 1-866-944-9687 (WOTP). Outside of office hours the number is usually forwarded to the pastor on call.

Mission Statement: As members of these congregations, we commit ourselves to this mission:

  1. To be united in our mission as Christ’s disciples and  to increase the vitality of our individual congregations by working together
  2. To cooperate in such a way as to bring together sufficient financial and human resources to do effective and faithful ministry in all of our congregations.
  3. To recognize and strengthen the gifts of congregational members as we work in partnership with our called staff.
  4. To develop shared ministry and expand a wide variety of specific ministry opportunities.