Trunk or Treat is a SAFE and FREE community Halloween event for the entire family!
You don't have to be a kid to enjoy this!
Our parking lot will be transformed into a fun place with cars with decorated trunks overflowing with goodies for the children.
Come,Trick or Treat from one decorated trunk to the next and stay for GAMES, TREATS, FOOD, PRIZES AND GET YOUR PHOTO TAKEN IN YOUR COSTUME!
*We will once again be participating in the TEAL Pumkin Project to promote safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies. This nationwide movement offers an alternative for kids with food allergies, as well as other children for whom candy is not an option, and keeps Halloween a fun, positive experience for all!
Last Easter, you were asked to finish the statement: “What does the Bible say about…___________?” The response was overwhelming! Thank you!
We took the top five answers and put it into a Sunday series called BIG QUESTIONS, September 20 through October 18.
The topics are (drum roll please) “What Does the Bible Say about…”:
BIG topics! God’s BIG heart will shine through. Your questions answered for your life.
Also, do you know someone else that could benefit from this? Recommend BIG QUESTIONS!
Years ago I was facilitating some training of a bunch of high school student leaders. We were taking a moment to get into scripture and pray and get our bearings before going on. The Bible passage we were focusing on was in Matthew 4: “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil” and particularly “Then the devil took him [Jesus] to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple.”
To get a sense of perspective, I had the bright idea to take the students up onto the roof of the large church building. (Thinking back to the story, exactly what role was I playing there? Hmmm… J) I didn’t attempt to walk them up to the highest point. I wasn’t that stupid. But we did go to the edge of the roof, about 20 feet up, and sat on the ledge with our feet dangling and talked – talked about what Jesus might have seen, about why this was a temptation and about what was at stake. As we talked suddenly a car pulled into the parking lot. It was the senior pastor. At the time I hadn’t thought I was doing anything wrong, but, nonetheless… BUSTED!
STILL… the objective was good – to do whatever it takes to give the young people perspective about Jesus. All around us are people who need perspective, who need to see that Jesus is the only source of life and hope and peace and joy, for both now and forever, and that in love He offers it to them. Without Jesus everyone is lost. But we have Jesus – and when you have what people need in order to live… Do I need to say more?
As the people of Saron let’s do whatever it takes to give people that perspective. No holding back. Are you with me?
And that’s just the start! God bless you and Christ in you… and God bless the people of Saron.
The purpose of the Special Gifts Ministry at Saron Lutheran Church is to facilitate inclusion inside the life of the church for the individual with additional needs and for their family.
In support of our broader church mission, the goals of the Special Gifts Ministry is to lead families affected by unique needs into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
The objective(s) of the ministry are fulfilled through the ministry’s efforts:
The services of the Special Gifts Ministry may be requested by the family of the individual at any time. We do require intake forms and a meeting with the ministry staff, the individual and their family prior to attending class so that we may get to know both the child and the family and how we can best meet their needs at least one week prior to starting in the ministry.
The term “Special Gifts” encompasses a broad range of unique needs, including but not limited to, learning differences, intellectual disability, neurological disorders, developmental delays, communication disorders, social skills deficit, physical disabilities, sensory needs, and medical conditions. Understanding why (diagnosis) a particular individual requires the services of the ministry is not as important as how the ministry is able to assist the individual to help them experience success in the church setting.
The Special Gifts Ministry does not provide therapy, behavior modification programs, or medical intervention. To the best of abilities, our ministry partners will strive to follow guidance from, and utilize tools provide by parents.
information or to set up a meeting.
As annoying and frustrating as weeds or young trees breaking through the asphalt of my driveway can be, I have to admire how something so small and seemingly weak can break through such a barrier. Amazing, isn’t it? Early on in life we catch on to the importance of strength. Even a small child knows: at a summer family gathering, as adults grab chairs to move them out of the sun and into the shade, a three-year-old picks up his smaller chair and says loud and proud, “I’m stwong!” to which we reply, “Yes you are!” and the little one beams. Oh to have that confidence throughout life!
When we hit August we need a little extra strength. August is a dual-purpose month – wrapping up summer activities and gearing up for fall, school and back to the “normal” grind. Dual-purpose means a dual to-do list. Strength is needed for the stress.
Be strong in the Lord and the strength of His might.
Here’s a good verse for any day. Put it to memory and pull it out regularly!
Be = where everything starts. It’s not something to achieve. It’s not on your to-do list. It is an acknowledgment of who you are at the core of your very being: a child of God created in God’s image; forgiven and cherished through Christ on the cross; empowered by God’s word and sisters and brothers in faith and the Holy Spirit within you; and set on a path of purpose. Be what you are!
August? Not a problem. Job challenges, relationships, health hurdles… whatever life throws at you might seem like a strong asphalt barrier, but doesn’t stand a chance against the strength of the Lord within you. Break through!
2015-2016 Sunday School and Pre-Confirmation registration is open!
Follow the links below to register your child!
Pre-School - 5th grade Sunday mornings at 10:30!
6th grade Wedensday evenings from 7-8:30!
WE ONLY NEED $5,995 TO FINISH THE KITCHEN
The last two appliances have been purchased now only the venting and make-up air unit needs installation. Help us finish the kitchen by purchasing Kitchen Stock. Thanks to everyone that has already contributed. If you haven't received your stock certificate it can be picked up in the office.