Pastor+Deacon Appreciation Day: Oct. 10
The whole month of October is considered Pastor and Deacon appreciation month, but this Sunday (Oct. 10th) is Pastor and Deacon appreciation day!

Make sure you find a way to share a word of gratitude with at least one pastor or deacon in your life. Hold them in prayer all month long. Be an encouragement to them. Small acts and brief words can make a big difference.

You can find some clever cards for printing or digitally sending by clicking here.
A Free Resource to Prepare for When "Beyond COVID" Arrives
“Thriving Beyond COVID” is a Scripture-based resource to encourage, inspire, and challenge congregations to get in the right frame of mind to embrace their opportunities, face their challenges, and thrive once the "post-COVID" journey begins. This customizable small and large group study is available for free download and includes Leader & Participant Guides, Videos, PowerPoints, and Worship Resources. To date, 580 leaders in 42 states and 6 countries have downloaded them. The feedback has been very positive.
JRLC Housing Webinar Series
First Thursdays, now through February 3
6:30 – 8 pm (Online)

Are you concerned about persons impacted by homelessness, the high cost of rent, and the scarcity of affordable or supportive housing? Do you want to understand these issues from a variety of perspectives – and make a difference? Then join us for one or more of the monthly Housing Webinar Series offered by the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition. Attend all or as many as you can. Share the flyer. Register now for the program and small group discussion. For more information or to RSVP by email contact Joan Miltenberger, JRLC Organizer at, 612-230-3232.

Important Dates...
  • Oct. 10: Pastor and Deacon appreciation day!
  • Oct. 14: New-to-Synod Social
  • Oct. 24: Campus Ministry Sunday
  • Nov. 7-9Fall Theological Retreat
  • Nov. 11: Retired Rostered Leaders Gathering (Owatonna)
  • May 72022 Synod Assembly (Mankato, MN)

Prayer Calendar: October 10
  • St. John Lutheran Church, Montgomery
  • Vista Lutheran Church, New Richland
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Waseca
  • Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester
  • Ikhanoda Lutheran Church, Tanzania
  • Mazoezi Singa Lutheran Church, Tanzania
  • Nguony Keel Lutheran Parish, South Sudan