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SPOKEFOLK

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Spoke Folk coming to Saron!! We have the opportunity to host Spoke Folk August 3. Spoke Folk is a mission trip that trains high school and college students to be missionaries in their daily lives. The group will stop here during their 12-day bike tour. This group is comprised of individuals representing many different states from all over the country. They will share their Christian faith as they present their program that includes music, drama and puppets. All ages are welcome to attend. Join us for this great evening of fun and fellowship on Sunday, August 3 at 7:00p.m.

Vacation Bible School Slide Show

 

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The Vacation Bible school slide show is now available!

 

To protect the images of the children you do need to be a registered user of the site to view it.  To become a registered user all you need to do is submit your email address and create a password on Saron’s home page.  It may take a little while for your registration to be activated by the site administrator but once it is you will have access to the video.  While you are registering be sure to sign up to receive the email updates so you are always in the loop for events and other opportunities at Saron in the future!

 

Once that is done click on the link below to view the show!

 

VBS slide show

Busy, Busy, Busy!

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We have been busy this summer with Vacation Bible School, the Sale of Stuff and planning for the 2014-2015 Sunday School year!

 

Vacation Bible School went very well and we welcomed 117 children to Saron and had 92 volunteers! What a blessing! Check the Saron website to view a slideshow of some of the things we did at VBS!


There will be a few changes this fall for the families of Kingdom Keepers. The biggest change will be moving 6th grade students to Wednesday evenings. Instead of Sunday school for these tween students we will have a yet to be named group that I will teach. This group will dig deep and answer some of those tough questions kids are asking, teach them how to use their Bibles and prepare them for Confirmation the following year. Wednesday evenings will begin at 6:30 with the optional (but you wouldn't want to miss it) First 30, a time of games and fellowship between students! Class will not begin until 7:00 and run until 8:30. The first hour will be with me(a blast of course)and the last 30 minutes will be with the Youth in the sanctuary for the close of the evening. Students will participate in a few events with the Youth group over the year. Sixith grade students will still register through the Children's ministry so if you have already registered them for the fall you are good to go!


Will have been developing a Child Safety Policy this summer that will involve a new check-in procedure. There will be more details on this soon!


I hope you are all having a wonderful summer!

 

Blessings,

Molly

Help Listing Collectibles Online

We are looking for a technology saavy person who has experience listing things on E-Bay to assist us with selling collectible items (including packaging and mailing) in conjunction with the Sale of Stuff.  Please contact Molly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Livin' The Dream

Livin’ the Dream

One morning recently Val was not jumping out of bed like she usually does.  I asked her if she was okay.  She said she had dreamt we were in Mexico and had come back with a two day old baby.  It seemed so real she had to just lie there, get her bearings and pull herself out of the dream.

What dream are you living in?  Once in a while I hear someone use the phrase, “livin’ the dream”.  Usually they’re being sarcastic because their life is anything but whatever they dreamed it would be.  One way or another the struggles have that person feeling they are left out of “the dream”.

But they’re not left out of God’s dream.

Did you know God has a dream?  You do know, I hope, that God sees the struggles of creation, especially with His children, and through His Son Jesus Christ has attacked the core of the struggle and defeated it.  You do know, I hope, that God did this because He loves us with His whole being – God is love.  Well, if you know this, you essentially know God’s dream and are just missing a few details:

  1. God’s dream is that all people be saved – meaning: knowing and experiencing life in and through Jesus (1 Timothy 2:4)
  2. God’s dream is to destroy sin, Satan and death.
  3. God’s dream is that we would all be one – living in Him and Him in us with all of us loving each other as we are loved.
  4. God’s dream is that you know LIFE, love, hope, joy, peace…!!!
  5. God’s dream is that you and I and all people see and experience our roles in bringing His dream about.  God wants us to be a part of His work.  Plus, you will know God’s dream more fully… if you participate in it!

God’s dream ALWAYS involves you

Here’s how to live in God’s dream:

  1. Through your Bible and through Bible studies, get your dreams in line with God’s.
  2. GIVE.  There’s no way around it.  If you aren’t giving you’re not in the game.  If you aren’t giving you aren’t living!  Give time, money…  Be a part of God’s dream in any way you can!
  3. Sure, there is great inspiration from television mega-church preachers and leadership from world religious leaders but the rubber meets the road right here with us in our local, Big Lake area community.  God’s dream is best fulfilled by you and me rolling up our sleeves.  Saron is God’s answer, a part of God’s dream.

Whose dream are you living in?

Wednesday Refresh/Recharge

June -- Refresh-RechargeNeed a mid-week pick-me-up?  Or out of town on Sunday?  Refresh your soul Wednesdays, June 11 through August 27, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  A video clip, scripture, prayer, conversation, good people and ice cream!  What could be better?  Theme – What Is Faith and How Do I Get It?

Bad Girls of the Bible

purses scaledWomen's Small Group Study meets every Monday from 9:30-11:00 am. This study is open to women of all ages, each bringing a unique perspective and different experiences to the group that will enrich our lives and our time together.  

 

This study will be based on books that will be chosen as a group. The book that was selected and will begin on July 7th  is Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn From Them by Liz Curtis Higgs.

 

Ten of the Bible's best-known femmes fatales parade across the pages of Bad Girls of the Bible with situations that sound oh-so-familiar.

 

Eve had food issues. Potiphar's Wife and Delilah had man trouble. Lot's Wife and Michal couldn't let go of the past, Sapphira couldn't let go of money, and Jezebel couldn't let go of anything.

 

Yet the Woman at the Well had her thirst quenched at last, while Rahab and the Sinful Woman left their sordid histories behind.

 

Let these Bad Girls show you why studying the Bible has never been more fun!

 

You can register online by clicking here.

 

Volunteer need based child care will also be available.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to arrange child care if needed.

 

Looking forward to our time together!

 

2014-2015 Sunday School Registration Early Bird Discount

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Sunday School Year

 

Kingdom Keeper's, the Children's Ministry of Saron Lutheran Church is dedicated to building partnerships with children and their families to nurture a strong foundation of faith through experiencing and sharing God's love.

 

Our events and activities are centered around experiencing God's love and learning by spending time doing the Bible lesson, not just listening to it!

 

All of our activities, interactive worship, games, skits, and more are relevant and age appropriate for children in this fast paced ever changing world we live in!

 

Sunday School registration for the 2014-2015 school year has begun!  Prices are $25 per child with a $60 family maximum after July 1st.  

 

You can register in person by picking up a registration form in the church office or online by clicking here.

God's Grub Cookbook

cookbookRecipes Wanted!  We are creating a God's Grub cookbook to commemorate our community of Saron!  We have been celebrating our wonderful community and God's love through our monthly meals and we want to make a lasting memorial of our great get-togethers.

 

We are asking for anecdotes and memorable moments from God's Grub, favorite bible verses, your favorite God's Grub meal and of course, recipes....lots of recipes.

 

Please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or log into Saron.org and create a new topic in the forum here http://www.saron.org/forum/cookbook.html with up to 5 recipes, anecdotes and memories from God's Grub, favorite Bible verse or your favorite God's Grub meal.  Don't forget to include your name, phone number and e-mail address. if you send it by email.

Summer Family Camp Weekend

campingSaron is having another Family camping weekend August 15-17.  This year we will be camping at Oaks on the River campground in Monticello...close to home!  There is room for campers with hookups for water and electric and, for those who like to rough it, space for tents.  Flyers will be available with all the information on them.

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Address

Saron Lutheran Church  

311 Lake Street South  

Big Lake, MN 55309  

763-263-2209