Latest News and Happenings
Red Geraniums for Pentecost
Sunday, May 23
The color for Pentecost Sunday is RED.
Consider ordering one or more red geraniums to decorate our sanctuary and add festivity to the day. We are ordering the plants from Reuvers’ Nursery, they are $4.25/plant.
Orders must be received no later than Friday, May 7.
You may take your geranium home after 10:00 a.m. worship on May 23, 2021. Plants not picked up will be planted in our church garden.
Graduate Quilt Sunday
Sunday, May 23
We will honor graduating high school seniors on Sunday, May 23. Quilts will be given to each graduate during worship services. If your graduate did not receive the letter about Graduate Sunday, please contact the office so all are included.
Congratulations to all who are graduating this spring from high school and college!
Worship with us Online
Join us at 8:30 am Sunday mornings, for live-stream worship on Facebook. Click on the Facebook Video icon for the service to watch anytime. No worries if you don't have Facebook - you can click "not now" to the pop-up box asking you to join, if it comes up.
Summer 2021 - Youth Trip - Backpacking at the Superior Hiking Trail
Seven youth and three adults have been preparing for our trip to the Superior Hiking Trail in June for a few days of backpacking, exploring, faith and fellowship. In April, the group headed to Red Wing to do a practice hike on Barn Bluff with loaded backpacks. They plan to do one more practice hike in May before the official trip, June 3-7.
The Superior Hiking Trail is a 310-mile long hiking trail in northeastern Minnesota that follows the rocky ridges overlooking Lake Superior for most of its length. The trail travels through forests of birch, aspen, pine, fir, and cedar.
2021 Pierce County Fair Church Food Stand
Work at the Fair Stand
The fair stand usually brings in 10% of the church’s income. It’s a huge blessing for English Lutheran and a wonderful chance for fellowship! Please consider signing up to help with the English Lutheran Church fair stand at the 2021 Pierce County Fair. Sign up sheets will be in the back of the church beginning in May, or call the office. There are many openings to be filled!
Summer Bible Camp - Luther Point Bible Camp
A couple children from English Lutheran and Pastor Jeff are heading to Luther Point in June and we’d love to have others join us! Luther Point is a wonderful camp located near Grantsburg, WI. Activities include swimming, Gaga Ball, field games, Bible studies, unique worship services, crafts, archery, gardening, and more! See the brochure on the bulletin board at church or head to their website, to learn more about all the programs they offer for children, youth, families, and grandparents/grandchildren. You are free to go any week that works for you, but our current contingent is heading there June 13-18 if you’d like to join others from English Lutheran.
Confirmation classes are taking place in-person and online now for students in grades 7 through 9. Completion of your confirmation classes takes place in your 10th grade year culminating with the Affirmation of Baptism service. Please contact Pastor Jeff for further information.
Check out our Youth Ministry page for the confirmation registration form and other documents you need for confirmation.
Did you know we offer electronic giving? You can make a one-time, weekly, monthly, or semimonthly donation. Donations can be changed at any time. You can use your credit card or have funds moved directly from your bank account. We offer a variety of ways to set this up.
Tech Help Needed
Ever wanted to create a movie? Good with computers? Willing to learn? Searching for someone interested in helping with, being part of a team, or leading the charge, recording and editing our online worship services.
English Lutheran Church has a “Sharing Shed.” This is a place you can come to drop off items you wish to donate to someone in need. Donations accepted are listed below. No electronics, only necessities. Our shed is a small garden shed, so smaller items only, no furniture. Thank you for your generosity!
It is also a place you can come to take items you are in need of. There is no charge and no strings attached. The shed is not locked and can be accessed at any time. The Sharing Shed is located just outside the back entrance of the church. Please feel free to help yourself at any time.
If you have a loved one who is going through a tough time and could use the comfort of being wrapped in prayers with a blanket/shawl, you may provide a prayer shawl for them.
Please contact the church office if you need a shawl. There is no cost for the shawl.