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Thursday, June 20

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CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Message from Bishop Elizabeth Easton


Dear church, 

For eight horrific months war has raged in Gaza. Thousands of people have died, and thousands more are suffering. In recent days we have seen unspeakable images of violence in Rafah and escalating violence in the West Bank. Like the prophet Isaiah, we lament, "How long, O Lord?" (Isaiah 6:11).

  

At times a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis doesn't seem possible, yet as Christians we believe that it is. The psalmist assures us that God "makes wars cease to the end of the earth" (Psalm 46:9). At times it seems that there is nothing we can do, yet through baptism God calls us to be peacemakers. We live out this calling in many ways, including through prayer, advocacy and accompaniment.

As a church, we continue to:

  • Pray for all people who are suffering and grieving, and for this war to end diplomatically in a lasting peace, rooted in justice and human rights for Palestinians and Israelis.  
  • Advocate for an immediate, bilateral cease-fire and a halt in U.S. arms transfers to Israel, to prevent further loss of life; the release of all hostages and uncharged prisoners; and unimpeded humanitarian aid for all in need. We will continue to advocate for these priorities with the Biden administration and the U.S. Congress. 
  • Walk with all who long for a just peace, including especially our Palestinian siblings in the ELCA, as well as Christian, Muslim and Jewish partners here in the U.S. and in the Holy Land.


As Christ taught, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God" (Matthew 5:9). Let us continue to hope and to live our faith.


In peace, 

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton 

Presiding Bishop, ELCA  


Lutheran Disaster Response

Due to the horrific, ongoing violence in and around Gaza, a severe humanitarian crisis continues to escalate in the Holy Land. The ELCA is walking with many partners in the region, including the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and Augusta Victoria Hospital, to address the most pressing needs for people in the areas surrounding Gaza, including the West Bank and other occupied territory. Right now, Lutheran Disaster Response is helping meet many basic needs such as food, water, basic and emergency health care, shelter and medical supplies. There is so much yet to be done.

GIVE

NEEDED!! Hosts for Fellowship Hour! Serve as a family; signup with friends! Contact the office if you are interested. We can go through the process with you if you haven’t done it before. It is fun and easy! Signup at the Ushers Desk or at the board by the kitchen. Thank you!!

Help Us Make Worship Even More Meaningful at CLLC!



As we celebrate our 170th year of mission, ministry, and worship at Chisago Lake Lutheran Church, we are seeking your input regarding the experience of worship here both now and into the future. We welcome your feedback as we balance a rich and faithful approach to worship and music in the Lutheran tradition with services that offer welcoming, inspiring, and engaging experiences to current and next generations. Throughout June we are inviting our members and guests to take a few minutes to complete a brief worship survey. Hard copies may be found at the Welcome Desk at our Main Entrance or you can click the link below.

 Thank You - we value your input!

Your RightNow Media account is free and waiting for you! With 25,000+ videos available there is something for everyone and every stage of faith and life! go to https://app.rightnowmedia.org/join/chisagolakeelc you may also text CLELC to 49775, you will receive a text back, welcoming you to RightNow Media and providing you with the invite link to register. Check it out today!

Click on the photo above to view a video about RightNow Media!

We are so excited to offer members and friends of

Chisago Lake Lutheran

this amazing gift!!


RightNow Media is a streaming service you can use for group bible studies or

your own personal or family viewing and/or study.

Celebrating 170 Years


On May 12, 1854, the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Chisago Lake was officially organized at a congregation meeting presided over by The Reverend Erland Carlsson of Chicago as he traveled through the area.

This congregation is now known to you as Chisago Lake Lutheran Church! We recall and honor how this congregation began with the dreams of those stepping out in faith to a new and different life and place. They brought with them their faith and love of Christ binding them together as a community and spreading message and ministry of Jesus. 

We remember their steadfastness and faith as we step forward in sharing the ministry and faith here at Chisago Lake Lutheran church.

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CHILDREN/YOUTH/FAMILY

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COMMUNITY

 

The Lodge of Taylors Falls

We warmly invite you to our community coffee hour every Thursday at 2:30pm. Enjoy complimentary coffee and a slice (or two) of homemade pie, courtesy of your neighbors at The Lodge of Taylors Falls, 1051 Mulberry Street!

OPPORTUNITIES

Join Pastor Brian For Our New Adult Forum Series

Following an immersive journey through the history, geography, and accounts of Jesus through the Gospels, join Pastor Brian and others as we now explore what happened next and investigate the lives of the very first Christians. Beginning in Jerusalem and using the Book of Acts as our roadmap, we will travel the Mediterranean region to share the people, places and events that launched the Christian faith, including the missionary journeys of Paul and the apocalyptic visions and writings of John of Patmos found in the Book of Revelation. Join us in the Green Room most Sundays following worship this Spring and Summer!

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"TAKE TWO WORSHIP"


 Tuesdays, 6:00 - 6:30 pm


Although we will still utilize our beautiful and historic sanctuary, the service itself will be less formal, featuring contemporary music (both live and pre-recorded) centered around the key lesson and sermon from the previous Sunday. Please help us spread the word and invite your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to join us!

STAFF EMAILS:

Pastor Brian – 

revdup@chisagolakelutheran.org 

Sue Office Coordinator

office@chisagolakelutheran.org

Stacy – Children, Youth and Family Coordinator

youth.family@chisagolakelutheran.org

Stephanie- Accounting

finance@chisagolakelutheran.org

Myrna - Music

mwesten7@yahoo.com


 

OFFICE PHONE: 651-257-6300     

OFFICE HOURS; Mon - Thurs; 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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