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Vadnais Heights, MN

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WE WELCOME YOU TO WORSHIP AND TO SERVE WITH US AT CHRIST THE SERVANT!

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~ SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE ~

Sunday Worship at 9:00 AM.
Fellowship Time at 10:00 AM.
Education Hour at 10:15 AM.

~ THANKSGIVING EVE WORSHIP ~

Wednesday, November 22, 7:00 PM

While we gather to give thanks for all we have, we will also have an opportunity to share our bounty with others. Please bring a non-perishable food item - or two - to offer to those in need through the Vadnais Heights Food Shelf. Pie and coffee will be served after the service. Welcome!


Growing together, we worship, we serve, we laugh, we cry, we learn,
so that the world will know the story of Christ.
If you've been thinking, praying, searching and hoping for a place to belong,we say... WELCOME!

ALL ARE WELCOME! WE'VE GOT THE SPIRIT!

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT CHRIST THE SERVANT!
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Bulletin Announcements: Sunday, November 19, 2017

Listen to Sermons, latest November 19, 2017

"God's Work. Our Hands."

Readings

November 2017 Cross & Cradle Newsletter

"Bible Study at the Cottages of Vadnais"

"Pumpkin Patch News"

"November 11 Boutique & Bake Sale"

"YogaDevotions"

"Little Free Library"

"Bridges" for Women of the ELCA, St. Paul Synod

Vadnais Heights Community News!


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THE CALENDAR AT CHRIST THE SERVANT


TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST -- "STORIES OF STEWARDSHIP" -- NOVEMBER 19, 2017

Stories of Stewardship
Worship: Sunday, November 19, 9:00 AM

Generosity describes the Christian’s unselfish willingness to give in order to make a positive difference for the purposes of Christ. Congregations that practice Extravagant Generosity provide ministries that address our spiritual need to give in ways that exceed all expectations and extend to unexpected measures. Fruitful congregations thrive because of extraordinary sharing, willing sacrifice, and joyous giving out of love for God and neighbor.

Readings
...Psalm 24:1-2
...1 Timothy 6:17-19
...Acts 2:44-45
...John 3:16
...Luke 22:19-20

Listen to "Stories of Stewardship"!

Next Sunday, November 26, 2017: "Christ the King (Servant) Sunday.

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"GOD'S WORK. OUR HANDS."



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HOLIDAY BAKING BAGS FOR WHITE BEAR FOOD SHELF

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ELCA GOOD GIFTS

Each year, Americans spend over $300 billion on Christmas shopping. Imagine what would happen if we could redirect that spending toward the things that really matter, like putting an end to hunger. With ELCA Good Gifts, you can do just that. Choose from more than 50 charitable gifts to give in honor of loved ones -- from goats to water wells, school uniforms to food for refugees. All of these gifts can be given in honor of friends or loved ones and make great alternatives to traditional Christmas gifts. Shop now by visiting ELCA.org/goodgifts or pick up an order form at Christ the Servant!

Watch this video! A duck walks into a barn...
These animals are ready to change the world. Are you? Get started at ELCA.org/goodgifts.

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NOVEMBER 2017 CROSS & CRADLE NEWSLETTER

Click on image below to read the November 2017 "Cross & Cradle Newsletter."

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2017 PUMPKIN PATCH AT CHRIST THE SERVANT

Our PUMPKIN PATCH 2017 is closed!
We thank everyone for helping staff the Pumpkin Patch, for setup and cleanup, and especially to all the community for stopping by for pumpkins and photos!
It was fun to meet people, watch the children run through the pumpkins, get some pumpkin recipes, share decorating ideas!
THANK YOU!

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2017 BOUTIQUE & BAKE SALE

Thank you to all the helpers (greeters, set up crew, cashiers, kitchen helpers, youth etc.) from Christ the Servant, to all the crafters who brought their wares, to all the bakers who brought their baked goods for the Youth Bake Sale, to all those who made items for the CSLC Boutique tables. Proceeds will go to the social ministry work at CSLC, and to the Youth Mission Trip planned in the summer. (There are still items available at the church for shoppers, just in case you missed the sale.) Thank you very much!

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ADULT BIBLE STUDY -- "OUR STORIES AND GOD'S STORY" AT COTTAGES OF VADNAIS HEIGHTS
WEDNESDAYS AT 10:00 AM, COMMUNITY ROOM

Bible Study at the Cottages of Vadnais Heights Led by Pastor Chris Steubing, we share our faith stories with each other. This group meets on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM in the Community Room of the Cottages in Vadnais Heights and includes people who live at the Cottages as well as others who would like to come. All are welcome!

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YOGADEVOTIONS

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YogaDevotions (chair yoga) will resume in September at Christ the Servant on Thursday, September 14 at 3:45 PM, ending on November 2. The cost for the 7-week session is $56.00. There is a signup sheet at the church or call Sandy in the church office at 651-429-6595. Checks should be made out to "YogaDevotion."

From their website:

"Yogadevotion LLC began in 1999 as an organic response to a deeply profound experience of God’s Presence following a vinyasa yoga class. The experience of God’s Presence through the practice of yoga was shared in the faith community and has been a mutual blessing for our students, instructors and the communities we are invited into. Some call it a time of prayer, some a time of worship, some a time to simply be present to God in a new way, and experience an increased sense of God’s Presence in the midst of busy lives. We are truly grateful to be able to share what we have experienced, God’s presence through the practice of yoga, with others. We invite you to practice with us as we continue this journey, excited to see what God has in store for us."

Learn more about Yogadevotion on their website.

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"FAITHLINK"
ST. PAUL SYNOD NEWSLETTER

Access Faithlink, the synod newsletter, the online communications from the St. Paul Area Synod.


WOMEN OF THE ELCA

CSLC/ST. PAUL SYNOD/NATIONAL

Click to read the  current issue of Bridges - a communication link between the St. Paul Synodical Women's Organization and its women.
Click image to read the current issue of Bridges.


Bridges is a communication link between the St. Paul Synodical Women's Organization and its women. It is published four times a year, in March, June, September and December. It is an excellent resource for our women and the ministries supported by us.

Take a new look at Women of the ELCA. Looking for a place to gather with other women to talk about your faith? Women of the ELCA is just for you. We’re a community of women where fellowship, friendship, study, service and advocacy are nurtured.

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LITTLE FREE LIBRARY at CHRIST THE SERVANT!

Visit our Little Free Library at Christ the Servant!
Take one; read one; return one; read one!


Little Free Library at CSLC, July 2017

July 2017
Our Little Free Library opened for business 3 years ago this month! It has been well used - by our own church family as well as those in the neighborhood. In fact, it has been so well used that it is in need of fresh books. Maybe we could all check our personal stock of books to see if we might have one or two to donate! Lets keep our LFL filled with good reads this summer!

"Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” ~Anna Quindlen

The People Who Started the Movement
In the beginning (2009), Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, built a model of a one room schoolhouse. It was a tribute to his mother; she was a teacher who loved to read. He filled it with books and put it on a post in his front yard. His neighbors and friends loved it. He built several more and gave them away. Each one had a sign that said FREE BOOKS. Rick Brooks of UW-Madison saw Bol’s do-it-yourself project while they were discussing potential social enterprises. Together, the two saw opportunities to achieve a variety of goals for the common good. Each brought different skills to the effort. Bol was a creative artisan experienced with innovative enterprise models; Brooks was a youth and community development educator with a background in social marketing.

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WELCOME TO CHRIST THE SERVANT LUTHERAN CHURCH!

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We welcome Pastor Chris Steubing and family to Christ the Servant!

Chris Steubing was born in San Antonio, TX and was formed in faith in a small, country church in nearby Elm Creek where he developed a love for Jesus and music by singing in the choir with his mom. While attending Texas Lutheran University, Chris participated in concert choir and musical theater, served on summer staff at two Lutheran bible camps, Chrysalis and Lutherhill, and studied abroad for a year in Finland. After college, Chris taught English and lived with a host family in South Korea for a year before returning home to Texas to begin his first job as a youth minister.

While working in Brenham, TX (home of Blue Bell ice cream) he met the love of his life, Amy. The two were married in 2002 and relocated to Minnesota where Chris attended Luther Seminary. While attending seminary Chris continued to develop a passion for music and the church of Jesus Christ while serving in congregations as a youth minister, pastoral intern, and praise band director. He was ordained in 2008 and has served in several calls as an ordained minister, most recently as Associate Pastor for Creative Arts and Worship at Shalom Lutheran Church in Pinckney, MI.

Chris enjoys watching sports (he’s a huge fan of the Vikings, San Antonio Spurs, and Texas Longhorns), running, and spending time enjoying the outdoors. Chris’s biggest hobby is music and songwriting and he loves to connect music into his role as pastor. He has recorded an album of original music and you can listen and connect with him through his website www.chrissteubing.com.

Chris is also passionate about making disciples and leading congregational transformation and mission renewal. In November 2015, he was approved for the specialized ministry of mission redevelopment and is excited about the opportunity to do this important work with Christ the Servant.

Chris’s first love and vocation is to serve as a husband and father. Chris and Amy have two children, Ameya (9) and Asher (6) and a black Labrador named Luna. Amy works at Capella University as Manager of the Center for Academic Success and Excellence. The family recently relocated to the Twin Cities and currently resides in Eagan.

Pastor Chris accepted the call to Christ the Servant and will be installed as our pastor on Sunday, August 27, at 9:00 AM. The Rev. Justin Grimm, Director for Evangelical Mission, Assistant to the Bishop for Next Generation Ministries of the Saint Paul Area Synod of the ELCA, will be at Christ the Servant to preach and lead the service of installation. Our celebration will continue with a reception during the Fellowship Time at 10:00 AM.

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50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!

50th Anniversary pictures with Luther seal

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VADNAIS HEIGHTS COMMUNITY NEWS!

Vadnais Heights Senior HiLites

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MUSIC AT CSLC

Let's Make Some Music

Special Music by Jim & Kayla Mason
March 3, 2013
"In the Garden"
(Charles Miles)
(Click on hymn title.)

Special music by Jim Mason,
February 17, 2013:
"The Old Rugged Cross"
(George Bennard)
(Click on hymn title.)

You will need to download and then install the free Real Player® available here.

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ONLINE COLORING BOOKS

Online Coloring Books

For the young and the young-at-heart...
color pictures right onscreen.
Click on one of the subjects below.

Old Testament Characters

Epic Events of the Bible

Jesus' Ministry


"LIVING LUTHERAN" -- Lively Engagement in Faith and Life

Living Lutheran

A daily blend of stories, culture and community

What a great way to get connected to the larger church. Check this out...

The new livinglutheran.com is live! This is your place for fresh, daily content and conversation on what it means to "live Lutheran." Read exclusive blog entries by ELCA Lutherans with a wide variety of viewpoints and opinions. Find your favorite articles from Seeds for the Parish. Watch videos that amuse and inspire. Meet fascinating ELCA members, and join the conversation on topics that matter most to you.

Learn more about livinglutheran.com on the ELCA website or just check it out for yourself at Living Lutheran.


LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF

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Development projects of Lutheran World Relief focus on issues at the root causes of poverty. These debilitating causes tend to domino into more and more problems that trap people in poverty.

By the same token, attacking just one of these issues can help break the cycle, making people’s lives better and freeing them from suffering in many ways.

For more information and ways you can help, go to Lutheran World Relief.


LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF GIFTS

Water Tip: You should drink at least 64 oz. of water a day to stay properly hydrated for all your summer adventures. LWR Good Gifts

Water Gift: By giving the LWR Gift of an Emergency or Gravity-Fed Water Filter, you can share God's gift of clean water and help a person in need stay healthy too.

Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings — whatever your summer occasion, celebrate with an LWR Gift! Your loved one gets a unique gift and a person in need gets the chance to change her life for the better.

Visit lwrgifts.org to browse and shop our catalog.


ELCA DISASTER RESPONSE

Through ELCA Disaster Response, the ELCA is partnering with local responders in affected areas. ELCA congregations and members are already at work.

Donate through CSLC or online at www.elca.org/disaster or send check directly to: ELCA Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300.

CHRIST THE SERVANT LUTHERAN CHURCH     3676 Centerville Road, Vadnais Heights, MN 55127
Phone: 651-429-6595 - Email

Pastor:  Rev. Chris Steubing; Email

Musician:   Email

Ministry Coordinator/Church Office:  Sandy Hammerlind; Email

Webservant:  Lois McKeag; Email

LINKS TO THE CHURCH BEYOND CHRIST THE SERVANT
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