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2014 Men's Rally

Friday NightDinner and a Movie

5:30 p.m. BBQ              

7:00 p.m. Movie

Saturday 8:00 a.m.—3:30 p.m.

Breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m.

There will be fellowship, study and testimonies…   and yes... more food!

Suggested Donation: $25


 Jay Austin wants to sell used cars in the worst way ... and that's exactly how he does business at his dealership. Promising much more than he can ever deliver, he'll do whatever it takes to sell a car. His manipulative ways permeate all of his relationships—even his wife and son know they can't trust him. 

But as Jay works on restoring a  classic vonvertible, he begins to see that God is working on restoring him as well. Coming face-to-face with the reality of how he truly conducts himself, Jay Austin begins the ride of his life as he commits to honoring God with his business, his relationships, and his life!

If you have questions, please contact Scott Carlson at 612-840-2208 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Demonstrate Your Thankfulness this Season

Each holiday season, Saron Lutheran Church anticipates and relies on a seasonal increase in contributions. It is through the donations of every individual and family in the congregation that we are able to carry on our work now and throughout the year.


If you need a convenient way to make recurring contributions or plan to make an additional gift before the end of the year, we encourage you to check out our electronic giving option. As the pace of life speeds up around the holidays, you may find electronic giving a most welcome way to make contributions.


To set up a recurring giving schedule, please complete a Simply Giving authorization form and return it to the church office.


Thank you for your generosity and support! 

Veteran's Day Schedule of Events

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Veteran's Day Schedule of Events

Sunday, November 9
1:00p - Community Flag Walk - Gather at Saron Church. The Flag will be carried by participants, on a Police escorted route, through the community.  At the conclusion all are invited to participate in the retirement of the flag that has flown over Soldier's Stone for the past year, and the installation of two new flags.
2:45p - Program at Saron Lutheran Church


Honored Grand Marshalls - We are asking the community to nominate people they would like to honor as Grand Marshall.  Our Marshalls will escort the American Flag along our route, riding inside a Big Lake Police car, and be part of the flag retirement ceremony at Saron.  Those people selected, will be U.S. Military Veterans who have been honarablly discharged from service.  Their story will be read at the flag changing ceremony.  Please send your nominations to Curtis Rieck, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by November 1.
Tuesday, November 11
11:30a - 2:00p - Big Lake American Legion Auxiliary Unit #147 will be hosting a free lunch for all Veterans and their partners at the Big Lake Senior Center at City Hall, 160 Lake St. No. Big Lake.  There will be turkey drawings and free gifts.

Give to the Max Day

gtm daySaron will be participating in Give to the Max Day again this year!  Keep an eye out for more information coming soon!

GiveMN link for Saron

Veteran's Day Service

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Veteran's Day Service
Wednesday, November 12, 7:00p
Saron Lutheran Church


Open to the public
A special event with some extraordinary members of Saron Lutheran Church and the Big Lake Community. 
The Big Lake community is invited along with special guests: our Veterans, to participate in a multi-faceted event which will include something for everyone. Focusing on Music of the Military, you will learn and hear many important choral and instrumental pieces. The BLHS choir and band, Saron children's choir, and special guests will be waiting for you on the evening of November 12.
"Every veteran's story says something special"

11th Annual Rake the Town

Joinfaith-in-action Faith in Action and Saron for the 11th Annual Rake the Town and Gather Round event!  On Saturday, November 1, 1:00p - 3:00p, we will be working together to help seniors, families in need and disabled homeowners.  This is a great opportunity for individuals and families to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community!  There is a dinner provided by Faith in Action for volunteers and homeowners.  For more information about the program, contact Faith in action at 763-263-4277.  To sign up to help, please see the sign-up sheet in the narthex or contact Melissa Trutna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 763-263-1960.


Snacks for Schools

snacks4kidsSaron will be collecting snack items throughout the school year to distribute to the students in need at the Big Lake Elementary Schools. Ideas include granola, cereal or fruit bars, juice boxes, crackers, fruit or applesauce cups, etc.  Place donations in the marked container in the Saron entry way.  Thank you for your support!

Jesus 101: What is Jesus all About?

Jesus101Want to know more?  Who is Jesus?  Why is Jesus so revered yet so polarizing?  Jesus is the difference-maker in our world and our lives.  Learn, grow, receive, and understand more through these three weeks.  Mondays, November 3, 10, and 17, 6:30p - 8:00p.  Register at:

Saron Advent Project


Be Intentional About Celebrating 

Christmas All Season

Long With a Simple

Advent Calendar


If your family is like mine we look forward to the holiday season all year long, the Christmas music, decorations, hot chocolate, etc., but the calendar always seems to fill up and a hectic pace ensues! Then I blink and it's over and much of what I had intended never got done.

Well we have a simple way to bring meaning to the season and we only need 24 families signed up by October 12th to make this work! We have picked scripture for December 1st -24th that reflect the season.


In October, each family that signs up will be assigned the scripture from one of those days, then will choose a small, simple ornament that relates to that scripture (as much as possible). Each family will then make 24 copies of that ornament -- bringing them to Saron November 8 at 10:00 a.m. when we will gather together, divide the ornaments among the 24 families and create our calendars.

The ornaments do not need to be complex they can be as simple as a cinnamon stick tied with twine, or mini pinecones etc. We will provide the cloth bags all you need to bring are your ornaments and your ribbon of choice.


Questions contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Trunk or Treat is BACK!

trunk or treatTrunk or Treat

October 31st 6-8pm


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.


Many non-scary, kid-friendly games and activities will be going on.


Prizes for the best decorated trunk and door prizes!


With your help last year we had an amazing response with over 400 children plus their families coming through  the doors of Saron!  We are anticipating another huge

response  this year


We need your help to make it happen again! We need people to:

  • Decorate their trunks 
  • Hand out treats
  • Be hosts and greeters
  • Set-up and take-down
  • Donate treats

To keep our event family friendly we ask that those participating not decorate their trunks with a scary theme.


If you would like more information on this great event, or would like to participate contact Molly at 763-263-2209 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Need ideas on how to decorate your trunk?  Visit the photo gallery!

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It's Personal

Join Us for a 4 Week Class – It’s Personal
You don't have to understand everything to believe in something...   




This series is directed to people who want to improve their personal connection with God, but who have genuine questions, doubts, and concerns. We will utilize a video series by Andy Stanley who makes a case for the fact that adults don't become followers of Christ by getting all their questions answered. In most instances, something happens that impacts those questions. And that something is always personal.  Each video will be followed by discussion to explore what it means to us.


Classes are offered Wednesday nights from 7:15 – 8:30, starting Wednesday, October 22 through Wednesday, November 19.  (Note to Parents:  This class was scheduled on Wednesdays as it is a night that is typically less scheduled with school and sports events.)  We hope that you’ll join us!  


Sign up on, calling the church office 763.263.2209, e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or letting us know on a pew envelope!

Great River Family Promise

greatriverfamilypromiseGreat River Family Promise provides housing for homeless families in local churches.  Lord of Glory church is a local host site and are looking for additional volunteers to help.  They will be hosting families October 26 - November 2.  There are various opportunities to help including providing supplies and meals, serving meals, spending time with the families at the church, transporting families in a provided van and staying overnight at the church.  Please contact Melissa Trutna at 763-263-1960 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information or to volunteer.  Please consider supporting this important mission!  Thank you!

God's Grub Cookbook

Look for the table in the narthex to order your cookbook or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The price is $15.00.  The cookbooks will arrive in late November or early December.  Proceeds will go towards the Kitchen fund and God's Grub.

Kitchen Stock Sale

stockmarketThe sale of Saron Kitchen Stock continues!  Shares are $25 each with a goal of 2,000 shares sold, as of 9/28 we are at 614 shares sold!  Shareholders will enjoy a "Stockholder's Dinner" when the kitchen is completed!  Kitchen Stock envelopes are in the pews, and Saron office where you can go to pick up your stock certificate or if you have any questions need more info.  Take ownership in the kitchen and be a shareholder!

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Saron Lutheran Church  

311 Lake Street South  

Big Lake, MN 55309