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Sale of Stuff

Stuff for sale







We will be sorting, unloading and setting up the rooms every day starting August 8th. Come when you can, leave when you must. For our event to be successful it must be a project of the entire church. The proceeds from this sale will provide the funds needed to support both the children and youth ministries for the next two years.

Where and when are you needed?
1. Final room set-up on Monday and Tuesday (August 15-16)from 5-9:00pm. This includes organizing and setting up rooms and especially preparing the Narthex antique/tables, and collectables. Bring a tool kit and cleaning supplies if you can. It would be extremely helpful if you let me know you are planning to be here to help out. Students and parents can help with this!


2. Sign-ups for shift workers at the “Sale of Stuff” are posted in the Narthex. Or by clicking on this link . Both students and adults are needed! We still need between 12-20 people per shift. Both students and adults are needed!


3. Provide food for our workers. Cases of water, baked goods, hot dogs and buns, and chips are needed. Items can be dropped off at Saron.


PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING DURING THE SALE! We have shifts beginning Wednesday evening and running through Saturday night. If everyone helps a little no one will have to spend their life here! Sign-up boards are located in the church narthex, or simply call the church office at 263-2209.

SALE DONATIONS will be accepted up until the time of the sale! Simply drop off your donations at the Church. People will here be working most every evening to assist you. It is helpful if your items are sorted and there is no junk.

Buena Vista

June.Pastors Article2


How’s Your View?

What you know about your future is more important than knowing your past.


Near the top of the hill above the city of Duluth was a motel-lounge-restaurant called Buena Vista (Spanish for “good view”.)  Built in the 1950s it had a massive picture window for soaking in the sky, the city of Duluth and, of course, Lake Superior.  (It was torn down in 2005.)  Val and I used to take people up there and along Skyline Drive to give them some perspective before going down to the harbor and along the shore.  The view was spectacular and it would set up expectations for the day.


But sometimes it was tempting to just stay there.  So much to look at!  Every once in a while there would be another ship.  And certainly there were people and cars to watch down in the city.  We could just keep ordering more food and make ourselves feel quite at home.


Our view from up there, however, was not meant to be our ending point but the beginning.  What we saw in the distance was what we wanted to experience.

  • So, imagine this: what if, instead of Lake Superior, you saw wave after wave of brilliant love?  The kind expressed so fully on a cross?  Wouldn’t you want to head into that love to experience it?  To splash around in it, hike along it and share it with others?  (Romans 8:18 and Ephesians 1:3-10)
  • What if, instead of cars and pedestrians below, your view was of thousands upon thousands of people in joyful assembly, loved ones and strangers all together, united in Christ, of every flavor, shape, size, color, praising God with all their hearts?  Wouldn’t you want to head into that and live knowing that’s where you’re going?  (Hebrews 12:22-23 and Revelation 21)
  • What if, instead of ocean-going ships advancing to their destinations, you see a “complete” you, whole and holy and filled with love and grace – because God is not done with you and won’t quit until He is?  (Philippians 1:6)

And believe me when I tell you that is just the tip of the iceberg.  What you know about your future is more important than knowing your past.  What you see ahead, guaranteed through Christ Jesus, alters your course here.  It's what your life is intended for.  In fact, did you know that when you pray “…thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” that’s what you’re praying for?  That you/we live out God’s kingdom now on earth, just like in heaven?


May your view move you out of your comfortable seat and into what God has for you.


Vacation Bible School



Join us for Cave Quest VBS July 31st-August 4th, where kids explore the rock-solid foundation of Jesus’ love. At Cave Quest, kids explore what it means to follow Jesus through dark times, by experiencing incredible Bible stories kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun Gizmos and team-building games are just a few of the cool standout activities designed to help faith flow into real life.

You can register by clicking here, and if you register by June 1st you can take advantage of the Early Bird Discount! Through June 1st the registration fee will be $25 per student or a $60 family Maximum, after June 1st registration will increase to $30 per student or a $65 family maximum. We are already recruiting volunteers, so let us know where you would like to help out and join the fun!! Spots are available in the preschool class, the kitchen, imagination station (science experiments), games, Bible stories, kid-vid cinema, registration, greeters, photography and leading students around from one fun station to the next! Positions are flexible! Contact Molly and let her know what area of the fun you want to join! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">


VBS is open for children age 3 (must be toilet trained) through 5th grade.



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