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New Member Orientation

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Hear about Saron.

Ask questions.

Eat!  Meet others!

We want to get to know you.

You have a place.  Find your purpose.

Register here to attend!

Childcare available.  Let us know (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you need it and the ages of your children.

We're excited to be in this with you and you with us!

125th Anniversary Celebration Kick-off

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We will kick-off Saron's year of Celebrating our 125th Anniversary on Saturday, January 21st from 2-5 p.m. There are so many wonderful components to this celebration for the whole community.  We will have a snow sculpting contest (details below), horse drawn sleigh rides, bonfires, s'mores and a Swedish Meatball dinner at 4 p.m. hosted by Ole and Lena with a special appearance by the Swedish Chef, and of course, YOU!


The Swedish Chef



You can help out by signing up to bring food items.  You can "sponsor" meatball purchase, bring Jell-O, mashed potatoes (potatoes have already been donated so we supply the potatoes and recipe), or gravy (recipe also provided).  You can sign up to help by clicking on this link or by signing up with Val Sidlo or Dee Leslie Sunday in the Narthex.



Sign up for the snow sculpting contest here.



Guidelines for Snow Sculpting Contest:

  1. Teams can use anything to create their sculpture. Saron Lutheran will only provide a pile of snow. Additional snow beyond the pile provided can be used as long as it does not interfere with other sculptures or take their supply. Sculptures must be constructed in the designated area. Pre-shaped molds may not be used.  Colored water may be used.
  2. People cannot be a part of the sculpture but props and any other material can be used to add to the sculpture. The sculpture should be built mainly out of snow. 
  3. Building can begin on Saturday, January 21st at 12:00 p.m. (noon) and must be completed by 3:00 p.m. for judging.
  4. Sculptures will be judged on the following criteria: creativity, correlation with anniversary theme, and detail/appearance.  All judges’ decisions are final.


I Promise

I Promise


I Promise.  Make your marriage the safest place on earth. 

Learn the biggest marriage mistake that most couples make.

Find out why marital trials and irritations are the secret to intimacy.

Explore six levels of communication (most couples only get to the second & third level).

Meeting Thursdays at Saron, January 19-February 16 at 7:00 p.m., this class uses the award-winning videos of Dr. Gary Smalley: I Promise: How Five Commitments Determine the Destiny of Your Marriage.  Led by Brad Paulson.  Register here.

The Book of James Study




True faith produces fruit. A faith without action and without life change is ultimately a dead faith. The book of James speaks to the realities of a living faith in Jesus—the kind of roll-up-your-sleeves and get-your-hands-dirty discipleship that is borne out of an authentic relationship with the risen Lord. James writes to believers who know suffering, who've faced trials, and who ultimately desire a deep relationship with God.


Francis Chan unpacks the dense truth contained in the book of James in front of the iconic backdrop of San Francisco, the city where he lives and ministers. Through 12 sessions, Francis works through James verse-by-verse, challenging followers of Christ to move beyond a private, intellectual knowledge of God and His Word, to a vibrant faith that impacts every square inch of life.

Join us Starting January 9th at 7:00pm for 6 weeks!

Register by clicking here.



January 2017 Newsletter

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The January 2017 edition of the Saron Lutheran newsletter!



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Men of Saron - Man Alive

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Men, God wants your life to be rich and satisfying – in your relationships, goals, purpose, behaviors and spirit. Sunday, January 29, 6:00 p.m. we are kicking off a once a month, five session series (with food and good fun) called Man Alive.

God wants to harness that raw, restless energy you feel, pull you out of mediocrity, and propel you toward the life you were meant to live.  No one should have to settle for half alive!  For more information or to sign up contact Ben at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or register by clicking here.

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Saron Lutheran Church  

311 Lake Street South  

Big Lake, MN 55309