January Fifth Sunday Offering Benefits Feed My Starving Children

January’s Fifth Sunday Offering’s focus is on raising funds to help Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) to continue to provide nutritional meals to the world’s most vulnerable starving children in these challenging times. For a time in 2020 FMSC had to stop their packing events (including one that was to have been in Delano last June), but they continued to pursue other ways to still provide [...]

November Fifth Sunday Offering

On November 29 th , our Fifth Sunday Offering will benefit St. Stephen’s in Minneapolis. St. Stephen’s mission is to support individuals and families experiencing homelessness in achieving permanent, affordable housing. They do this through street outreach, shelter, and housing programs. Like many charities, St. Stephen’s has seen an increase in need due to the COVID-19 [...]

Staying Vibrant! Stewardship Campaign Wrap Up

Staying Vibrant!   This is our calling as a church.   This is our vision as we envision ministry together on into a new year.   This is God's gift to us as a faith community and as individuals--that we receive and share vibrancy as people of Christ. We are filled with faith, hope, and love as together we are a beacon [...]

Stewardship Campaign - Staying Vibrant! Week 5

Thank you for your ongoing partnership in the ministry we share here at Light of Christ!    It would be an understatement to say that it's challenging to have a sense of connection through these past many months. And, as we look on into 2021, we anticipate that we will continue to be challenged. But one important point of connection is in our giving. That one decision, that one choice of what to do with [...]

Staying Vibrant! Week 4

Giving is one of the most important expressions of our faith. What we have is valuable. What we have reflects our hard work and labor. What we have affords us to live and to take care of ourselves and our families. As well, what we have gives us opportunity to bless others--to help make important things happen--to "make our mark" in some small but important way out beyond [...]

Staying Vibrant! Week 3

Staying Vibrant. Staying connected. Staying grounded. Staying focused. Staying faithful. All easier said than done!   Staying Vibrant is what we feel the Holy Spirit is stirring us to do--both as individuals and as a faith community. Light of Christ is a place of deep faith, of hope and compassion, of friendship and creativity, of vibrancy. And [...]

Staying Vibrant! What Does That Look Like?

Keeping your relationship with God vibrant...what does that look like for you?  With so much that is compelling and inviting us into new ways of doing things, sometimes important things can seem to get squeezed out.  While our worship experiences together have taken on different patterns, and while work and school are upended or at least changed, and while things as simple as going to the store take [...]

Staying Vibrant! What's Right with the World?

We have choices. What we focus upon matters. Where we place our attention and energies impacts us and the people around us. Where we're looking affects where we go.  Light of Christ is a community that makes a difference. We, you, are the bearers of Christ's light, goodness and love to a hurting world. Staying Vibrant is our theme this fall as we look forward to 2021 together. The following is a link [...]

Update on Online/In-person Services

We hope you have all had the opportunity to participate and engage in the worship options that work for you as we seek to stay vibrant as a congregation despite the virus!  We wanted to provide an update of our ministry plans as we know there are questions about worship options such as drive-in and when we may plan to get back to in-person worship.  As a church council, we continue to make decisions keeping [...]

Karen Anderson 5th Sunday Promotion - EPES

As a Lutheran missionary in Chile from 1982–2000, Karen Anderson founded and directed EPES, Educación Popular en Salud (Popular Education for Health). EPES has worked to build a sustainable health care organization dedicated to promoting the health, dignity and rights of poor people in Chile and throughout the region through education, empowerment and collective action. In 2009, she returned as an [...]

VBS 2020!

We were sad not to be together for VBS this summer but we were thankful to be able to provide an at-home option where kids could grow in faith, learn and have fun! BOLT VBS was a great option for many of our Light of Christ families! It was wonderful seeing pictures of all the kids participating along with their parents, neighbors, and even some grandparents. Who knew that you could use crackers to stack on [...]

Update from Pastor Bruce

Dear Light of Christ Community, I'm writing to give you a brief update on what the Church Council has been doing in light of the most recent COVID-19 developments.  As you may know, we have decided that the Church Council will be making all the decisions regarding our "living with" the virus as a congregation.  The Council wants to hear from our committees, staff, task forces, and [...]