Backpack Blessing & School Supplies Collection

For the next two weeks (August 20 & 27), we will be adding to our regular offering with school supplies. The next time you’re at Target, pick up some kid-safe scissors, a box of markers, or an extra box of Ziplock bags. If you’ve been saving paper or pencils for “someday,” it might be today!  Your generosity can change a child’s — or a whole classroom’s! — opportunity for success this year.

If you’re worrying about how to afford the school supplies your child needs, please see Pastor Emmy for how we can help.

As our own kids, teachers, and staff head back to school, we want them to know how supported and beloved they all are. On Sunday August 27, we invite all those headed back to school to bring in their bags of all shapes and sizes.  We’ll bless your backpacks and briefcases — and you! — and add a keychain to your zipper to remind you that God (and Grace Lutheran!) is with you in both sorrows and joys this school year.

Annual Sauerkraut Supper to be held Nov. 5

 Sauerkraut & Roast Pork Supper

The tradition continues! Our annual Sauerkraut Supper fundraiser will be held

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Seatings are at 4 and 5:30 PM
In the Grace Center Multi-purpose Room.

The event will include a quilt raffle.

Ticket prices are as follows:
Adults, $15
Children, age 5-12, $5
Age 4 and under, free
Family maximum, $40 (Two adult limit)

Much More than Just Sauerkraut

The menu will include roasted pork, potatoes, whipped rutabagas, a vegetarian option, desert, beverages and more. Call the church office at 612-788-2444 to reserve tickets.

Volunteers Needed

If you are interested in volunteering to prepare or help during the event, please see or call Kathy Schadendorf. There will be volunteer sessions during the day and in the evenings. If you can spare an hour or two, it is a fun way to get to know one another!

Golden Friends Paddlewheel Trip

Golden Friends at St. Croix Boat Cruise

The Golden Friends had a beautiful day for their Paddlewheel Boat Cruise on the St. Croix River! The group took a trip on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. They departed from Stillwater, MN around 11:30 AM and had lunch on the boat. Thanks to Jennifer Fischer for coordinating the event!