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Weekly Bulletin for Sunday, Dec. 2

Ladies Tea of Grace will be held next Sat., Dec. 8 from 1-3pm at the Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square (lower level of the Edina Library). The tea is open to all GGF women and is a wonderful opportunity to invite a friend to hear the Gospel of Grace. Please register at the Tea table in the back of the sanctuary today if you plan to attend! Remember to bring your “grace” Bible verse, a favorite tea cup, and an appetizer or dessert to share. 

The Prodigal Son Our very own Johnson family jugglers (Seth, Timothy and Matthew) along with their “Lost Is Found” ministry friends will be presenting a short program next Sun., Dec. 9 during the Coffee Fellowship at 10am. Taken from Luke 15:11-32, the creative and dramatic juggling performance is set to the song, “The Prodigal Son Suite” by the late Keith Green. Please arrive in the lower level by 10am to grab coffee and enjoy this special presentation of God’s great mercy and grace!

GGF Kids Christmas Worship program will be held on Sun., Dec. 16 when our youth will proclaim to us the Good News of Jesus Christ through song and Scripture!

CRU in Moldova Oxana and Vladimir Dicol will be visiting MN from Jan. 9 to Feb. 20 and would like to expand their support base and are asking for your help. They would like to meet with new people and groups while they are here and need opportunities to share about their Gospel-focused ministry in the country of Moldova. A flyer is available at the Information table detailing how you can help them.

Wednesdays Nights in the Word activities begin at 7pm in the lower level of the church building.
Dec. 5 Genesis (Olean) + Corporate Prayer
Dec. 12 Genesis (Olean)
Dec. 19 Faith & Family Night Dinner (6:15pm) + Class topic: Textual Criticism and Textual Variants (Burkinshaw)
Holiday break until January

Weekly Bulletin for Sunday, Nov. 25

Fellowship Lunch is served today following our worship service. All are invited to stay for food and fellowship!

Active Member Verification Church members, please visit the Information table today if you have not done so in Nov. to initial the membership list and acknowledge your regular attendance. (Our bylaws require this active member verification twice per year.)

Membership Applications For those who are interested in joining GGF as a member, applications and copies of our bylaws are available at the Information table. You may also contact the office to learn more.

Ladies Tea of Grace will be held on Sat., Dec. 8 from 1-3pm at the Edina Senior Center (lower level of the Edina Library). The tea is open to all GGF women and their guests. (Registration is required as seats are limited.) Please register at the Tea table in the back of the sanctuary by Dec. 2. You are invited to bring a “grace” Bible verse, a favorite tea cup, and an appetizer or dessert to share. Contact Nancy Moen if you have any questions.

GGF Kids Christmas Worship program will be held on Sun., Dec. 16 when our youth will proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to us!

CRU in Moldova Oxana and Vladimir Dicol will be visiting MN from Jan. 9 to Feb. 20 and would like to expand their support base and are asking for your help. They would like to meet with new people and groups while they are here and need opportunities to share about their Gospel-focused ministry in the country of Moldova. A flyer is available at the Information table detailing how you can help them.

Wednesdays Nights in the Word activities begin at 7pm in the lower level of the church building.
Nov. 28 Genesis (Olean)
Dec. 5 Genesis (Olean) + Corporate Prayer
Dec. 12 Genesis (Olean)
Dec. 19 Faith & Family Night Dinner (6:15pm) + Class topic:
Textual Criticism and Textual Variants (Burkinshaw)

Weekly Bulletin for Sunday, Nov. 11

Operation Christmas Child is an opportunity to bless children

Ladies Tea of Grace will be held on Sat., Dec. 8 from 1-3pm at the Edina Senior Center (lower level of the Edina Library). The tea is open to all GGF women and their guests. (Registration is required as seats are limited.) Please register at the Tea table in the back of the sanctuary between now and Dec. 2. Please plan to bring a “grace” Bible verse, a favorite tea cup, and an appetizer or dessert to share. You may contact Nancy Moen if you have any questions.

CRU in Moldova Oxana and Vladimir Dicol will be visiting MN from Jan. 9 to Feb. 20 and would like to expand their support base and are asking for your help. They would like to meet with new people and groups while they are here and need opportunities to share about their Gospel-focused ministry in the country of Moldova. A flyer is available at the Information table detailing how you can help them.

Operation Christmas Child Today is the final collection day for shoeboxes. If you still have a gift box to send, please contact LaVonne Kuchenmeister directly.

Active Member Verification Church members, please visit the Information table during Nov. to initial the membership list and acknowledge your regular attendance. (Our bylaws require this active member verification twice per year.)

Membership Applications For those who are interested in joining GGF as a member, applications and copies of our bylaws are available at the Information table. You may also contact the office to learn more.

Women’s Prayer will meet at the Edina Library (5280 Grandview Square) from 10:15-11:30am this Sat., Nov. 17. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Ruth Olean.

Wednesdays Nights in the Word activities begin at 7pm in the lower level of the church building.
Nov. 14 Genesis (Olean)
Nov. 21 No Activities (Thanksgiving week)
Nov. 28 Genesis (Olean)

Weekly Bulletin for Sunday, Oct. 28

Operation Christmas Child is an opportunity to bless children around the world with small gifts packed in a shoebox which will also include the written Gospel message. Local pastors will use these gift boxes to teach children about the Savior, Jesus Christ. Shoe boxes will be collected at church each Sunday through Nov. 11. Gift suggestions and box labels are available at the Ministry table or contact LaVonne Kuchenmeister.

Ladies Tea of Grace Mark your calendars! Our ladies’ tea will be held on Sat., Dec. 8 from 1-3pm. Registration will begin starting Sun., Nov. 11 and further details will be available at that time. Volunteers are needed for setup, serving and cleanup. Please contact Nancy Moen if you are willing to help.

Wednesdays Nights in the Word The upcoming schedule for Wednesday classes and prayer is below. All are welcome to participate and activities begins at 7pm in the lower level of the church building.
Oct. 31 Genesis (Olean)
Nov. 7 Genesis (Olean) and Corporate Prayer (7-8pm)
Nov. 14 Genesis (Olean)
Nov. 21 No Activities (Thanksgiving week)
Nov. 28 Genesis (Olean)

Women’s Prayer will meet at the Edina Library from 10:15-11:30am to pray on Sat., Nov. 10 and 17.

Weekly Bulletin for Sunday, Oct. 14

Fellowship Meal will be held next Sun., Oct 28 so please plan to stay to enjoy the food and fellowship. We will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper during the worship service.

Operation Christmas Child is an opportunity to bless children around the world with small gifts packed in a shoebox which will also include the written Gospel message. Local pastors will use these gift boxes to teach children about the Savior, Jesus Christ. Shoe boxes will be collected at church each Sunday through Nov. 11. Gift suggestions and box labels are available at the Ministry table or contact LaVonne Kuchenmeister  for any questions.

Ladies Tea of Grace Mark your calendars! Our ladies’ tea will be held on Sat., Dec. 8 from 1-3pm. Registration will begin starting Sun., Nov. 11 and further details will be available at that time. Volunteers are needed for setup, serving and cleanup. Please contact Nancy Moen if you are willing to help.

Wednesdays Nights in the Word remaining Oct. schedule is below. All are welcome to participate and class begins at 7pm in the lower level of the church building.
Oct. 24 Genesis (Olean)
Oct. 31 Genesis (Olean)

Pro-Life Ministry For those who have registered to attend Amnion’s Annual Banquet, you are in for a great evening this Fri., Oct. 26! The silent auction begins at 5:30 and the dinner/program begins at 7pm at Brackett’s Crossing, 17976 Judicial Road in Lakeville. Additional information and directions are available online at amnionpc.org/event/fundraising-banquet-and-auction.

Women’s Bible Study is meeting to study the Gospel of John on Thursdays at 1pm at St. Michael's Lutheran Church (9201 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington). To join the study, please contact Marsha Redman.

Weekly Bulletin for Sunday, Oct. 7

Pro-Life Ministry Amnion Pregnancy Center will hold their Joyful in Hope Annual Fundraising Banquet and Silent Auction Fri., Oct. 26 at Brackett's Crossing (17976 Judicial Road, Lakeville). The auction runs from 5:30-6:45pm and will include items ranging from $25 and higher. There is no charge for the dinner and program at 7pm. Participation in this event will give you an opportunity to financially assist Amnion in their outreach to women in crisis pregnancy situations as they support these women spiritually with the gospel as well as practically. You may learn more at the Ministry table in back or register online by Oct. 12 at www.amnioncpc.org/friends/events.

Wednesdays Nights in the Word offers several opportunities throughout the month to participate in the means of grace. All classes start at 7pm in the lower level of the church building.
Oct. 10 Genesis (Olean)
Oct. 17 Faith & Family Night Dinner (6:15pm) + Class on Textual Criticism and Textual Variants (Burkinshaw)
Oct. 24 Genesis (Olean)
Oct. 31 Genesis (Olean)
Note: If you plan to join in the Family Dinner on Wed., Oct. 17, please sign up at the Information table so we are able to estimate food needs. Thank you!

Women’s Bible Study is meeting to study the Gospel of John on Thursdays at 1pm at St. Michael's Lutheran Church (9201 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington). For more information or to order a study book, please contact Marsha Redman.

Women’s Prayer meets regularly on Sat. mornings from 10-11:30am at the Edina Library (5280 Grandview Square). The next prayer date is Oct. 13. Thank you to all of the women who faithfully pray for the needs of our church family! 

Fellowship Lunches will begin again on Sun., Oct. 28 and all are invited to attend following the worship service. We will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper together as a church family.

Weekly Bulletin for Sunday, Sep. 9

Church Potluck Picnic is being organized by Greg and LuAnn Fredrickson for Sat., Sep. 22 at 2pm at Richter Woods Park, 35672 173rd Ave. in Montgomery, MN. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share. Please sign up at the Information table by next Sun., Sep. 16 so they know how many people to plan for. Flyers with directions and additional details are available as well. Contact LuAnn for questions.

Wednesdays Nights in the Word offers several wonderful opportunities throughout the month to participate in the means of grace. All classes are held in the lower level of the church building starting at 7pm. If you want to join the Sep. evening dinner at 6:15pm, please sign up at the Information table so we know the amount of food needed.
     Sep. 12 Genesis (Olean)
     Sep. 19 Faith & Family Night Dinner (6:15pm) + Class on Textual Criticism and
                 Textual Variants (Burkinshaw)
     Sep. 26 Genesis (Olean)

Pro-Life Ministry Amnion’s Annual Fundraising Banquet is scheduled for Fri., Oct. 26 evening in Lakeville. Would you consider being a Banquet Challenge Partner, donating a silent auction item, providing baby room needs or attending the banquet? Please stop by the Ministry table in back for details or contact Beth Harmon for additional information.

New Elder Candidate Dana Burkinshaw has accepted a call to serve as elder by our current Board of Elders. Dana will be an interim elder until a member affirmation vote is held. Section 3 of our bylaws outlines the qualification of elders as being a man, a member in good standing and reflecting the qualities as set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and Acts 20:17-35.

Women’s Prayer will be meeting at the Edina Library on Sat., Sep. 25 from 10-11:30am. 

Weekly Bulletin for Sunday, Aug. 19

New Elder candidate, Dana Burkinshaw, has accepted a call to serve as elder by our current Board of Elders. Dana will be an interim elder until a member affirmation vote is held. Section 3 of our bylaws outlines the qualification of elders as being a man, a member in good standing and reflecting the qualities as set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and Acts 20:17-35.

Wednesdays Nights in the Word fall schedule will resume in September so please mark your calendars—it will be here soon!
Sep. 5 Corporate Prayer and Genesis (Olean)
Sep. 12 Genesis (Olean)
Sep. 19 Faith and Family Night (topic TBD)
Sep. 26 Genesis (Olean)

Fellowship Meals Ministry Teams of 2-3 people are needed to help with setup and cleanup for our monthly Sunday fellowship lunches. Would you be willing to serve on one of the teams approx. 3-4 times per year? Also needed is a Wed. night meal coordinator and helpers for the monthly Faith and Family night dinner. If you are willing to help, please sign up at the Information table or contact Christy or one of the elders.

State Fair Pastor Eric will be interviewed live at the Minnesota State Fair at 4pm Thu., Aug. 23 at the AM980 The Mission booth. The booth will be next to the Home Depot area on the north end of the fairgrounds. Stop by to support him if you are at the fair that day!

Women’s Prayer will be meeting at the Edina Library this Sat., Aug. 25 from 10-11:30am. 

Church Nursery is still looking for several additional volunteers to help in the new nursery on a rotating basis. The nursery will be offered for infants and toddlers up to 3 years old during the worship service. If interested in learning more and serving in this important ministry, please sign up at the Information table or contact Beth Harmon.