Saron
Lutheran Church
Big Lake, MN

News

Thanksgiving Service

Connect with other brothers and sisters in Christ in the Big Lake area and give thanks!  The annual Big Lake Community Thanksgiving Eve Service is

Wednesday, November 21, 7:00 p.m.

at Spirit Life Church, 221 Lake St N, Big Lake.

United in Christ and filled with gratitude.

And don't forget to stay for pie afterward! 

(If you can, please bring a pie to share!)

Job Postings

Musicians needed:

Pianist and/or organist for traditional worship service (1 one-hour service, 8:45 am Sundays, plus personal practice time; typically hymns plus the occasional accompanying of other musicians.)  Job description here.

Choir accompanist (Traditional choral music, approximately four hours/week, September through May; 1 one-hour rehearsal time Wednesday evenings plus two 2-hour Sunday mornings per month on average, plus personal practice time.)  Job Description here.

OR... the above two may be combined into an 8 hr./wk. position, $9,400-$12,000 annually.

Contact: Pastor Kyle Sidlo, kyle@saron.org, 763-263-2209

Daily Inspiration

Would you like to get daily inspiration in your inbox, or via text?

Over the Lent season we sent daily inspirational quotes and images to those participating in the Lenten Journey Partner ministry and we have heard how so many enjoyed that and would like to keep it going. Wonderful! If you would like to “opt-in” to receive this brief inspirational images as well please let us know by signing up here!

BELIEVE

Our wish for you is for you to be ready for whatever life throws at you, to be stronger, to have a deeper faith, to know more clearly where your hope is and to have more confidence in God's faithfulness.  A number of Saron people have been creating a nine month series to encourage a greater understanding in or re-affirm and deepen the very basics of our faith, to help us get to know and wrestle with what we believe and to strengthen the foundation for our lives, which is our knowledge of and trust in Jesus Christ.  We believe it is critical for Saron that we come to a common understanding and practice, to build up our lives, draw us closer together and to give us tools and knowledge for the days and years ahead.  So... from September 9 through May 19, in Sunday worship, woven into classes for all ages and delivered to homes through various means, we will look at 25 core beliefs and make them more a part of our lives.

A few resources are available right now that cover much of what we will focus on: Believe: Living the Story of the Bible to Become Like Jesus, available in the Saron office for $5.00 (and Sunday mornings). This is more textbook-like but lots of good information; and

Think, Act, Be Like Jesus: Becoming a New Person in Christ, available in the Saron office for $8.00 (and Sunday mornings). This is an easier read, more of a summary, and includes some helpful stories.

There are also books for children at various ages such as Believe Storybook, also available in the Saron office for $9.00 (and Sunday mornings).

These books also may be ordered through Amazon or www.christianbook.com (For Believe, make sure you search for "Believe NIV".)

We encourage you to purchase one or all of these books as a companion to the series because they will reinforce what we are learning.  And please support this endeavor with your prayers!  This is an exciting and important time, because life happens and what we believe matters for that!

In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. (1 Peter 1:6-7 NIV)

These books can be purchased in the Saron office or may be ordered through Amazon or www.christianbook.com   (For Believe, make sure you search for "Believe NIV".)