Sunday, August 8, invitation from Pastor Tyler

You are invited to come and rest in God's presence as we worship together. Pastor Tyler sends his personal invitation for this Sunday, August 8.




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New sermon series starting August 1, "Building Faith: The Habits that Form Us"


Join us this Sunday, August 1, as we start a new sermon series: "Building Faith: The Habits that Form Us." 

You may see that this first week is on sacrifice. That's a habit? Yes, it is! Can't wait to dig into God's word together and find out more this Sunday!

Pastor Tyler

J.O.Y. Club potluck, August 10, 11:30 am


J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth) Club, August 10, 11:30 am – This month, the group is gathering for a potluck at church at 11:30 on August 10.  The meal will be around noon. Enjoy lunch with a fun, loving group of people.  Bring your favorite food dish to share if you can.  Everyone invited!

L.U.C.Y. Kickball night, August 11


Our next summer L.U.C.Y. event is Wednesday evening, August 11, starting at 7 pm. Invite a friend!

The event is at Annandale City Park.  All students entering 6th grade through recent H.S. graduates are invited! 

Baby shower for Jessica Hempel, August 14


You are invited to a baby shower for Jessica Hempel this coming Saturday, August 14, from 11 am to 1 pm at the church. A light lunch will be served. Laurie Klippenes and Leslie Hoffman are coordinating. Congratulations on the upcoming birth of twins for Jessica and Aaron!

Thank you, Lake Union, for your donations to Wrapped In Love!


Thank you for our outpouring of love and generosity during our food and clothing drive!

Wrapped In Love was overjoyed with the clothing donations. Here is a photo of Kelly Bares, founder of Wrapped In Love with all of the donations from Lake Union!  She was so thankful for how many wonderful items were donated.  The timing is perfect as she gets ready for back-to-school shoppers.  


Thank you, Lake Union, for your donations to the Annandale and Kimball Food Shelves


You came through and donated much-needed food, produce, and funds to our two local food shelves, Annandale and Kimball.  They extend their thanks to all!

Pie & Ice Cream Social, August 15!


Join us!
Who doesn't love pie and ice cream!?  Load all your kids, friends, and neighbors and bring them to our Pie & Ice Cream Social on August 15 from 5-7 pm.  This is a great way to feed your family and meet up with even more friends and neighbors. BBQs, chips, and drinks will be served along with the pie and ice cream.  There is no cost, but we invite you to make a free-will offering.  All proceeds from this event will benefit our Operation Christmas Child ministry.

If you can help:
For our Lake Union family, if you can help with this event (donate pies, cook meat for BBQs, serve or clean up) please contact Jess Dahlen, the event coordinator.  Connect with her at church or check out her contact information in our online directory. There is also a signup sheet on the "Current Events" bulletin in the fellowship hall. 


Next Women's Adventure Club event, August 17

All women invited!
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 @ 6:30pm
Meet at the Clearwater-Pleasant Lake Regional park to walk, then head over to Waterfront in Clearwater for dinner. Please RSVP with Melinda Pedersen or the church at

Save the date! LUCY Family Night, August 25


We are excited that Charlie Olson is again hosting the youth and their families for an evening that includes fishing, boating, swimming, food, and outdoor games!  

All L.U.C.Y. kids and their families are invited. The event starts at 5 pm on Wednesday, August 25, at Charlie Olson's home on Lake Francis. Please bring a swimsuit and towel if you want to swim, life jackets for the boats, and your favorite fishing pole if you have one. If you don't, we have you covered! We have fishing gear, boats, pontoons, and plenty of food and games lined up for a fun time.

Confirmation is happening this Fall!


We are excited to announce that we will be beginning a new 2-year cycle of confirmation this Fall. Confirmation will be on Monday nights from 6:00-7:00 p.m. starting September 13. Students entering grades 6 and 7 are invited to join us! If you have a child who is older than 7th grade but still wants to participate in confirmation, please contact me and we will make arrangements. 

If you have a student who would like to participate in confirmation, please fill out the following form (please fill out one form per student).

New to Confirmation? Here’s what it is!

Confirmation is a two-year journey designed to be an exploration of God’s word, the history of our faith, and the importance of living a Christian life. Within our journey together there is an opportunity not only for education in biblical truth but also for students to come face to face with the call of Jesus to enter into a personal relationship with Him and grow in their faith.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Pastor Tyler (

New Adult Small Group Study - "James: Faith that Works"


You are invited to a new adult small group study! The group study started Monday, July 12, at 7 pm. Our new interim pastor, Rev. Tyler Menssen, is leading the study. The group meets weekly through Monday, August 30, from 7 to 8 pm.

This is for adults of all ages and the group is going through the book of James. The group meets at the church. Come to any/all of these; you will be blessed!

Questions? Contact the church at

Prayers (and meals) needed for Shelby and Brad Bainey


Our dear friends, Brad and Shelby Bainey, need our help! They just received challenging news about Shelby along their already difficult journey, and they are asking for prayers and help with meals. Here is the CaringBridge link,, updating you on her health, and it includes the link to the MealTrain set up by Mindy Marchel, Shelby's daughter. Let's be the hands and feet of Christ.

If you have questions, contact the church at

Let's Do Coffee!


You are invited to fellowship and refreshments following Sunday services.

If you are interested in helping with this ministry, through serving or providing food, there is a signup sheet on the bulletin board in the church entry.  Visit with Keith or Barb Madson, ministry leaders, if you have questions. Thank you!

Proposed changes to our constitution and bylaws


The Leadership Team is proposing changes to the church constitution and bylaws. This requires 90 days' notice in advance of a congregational vote.  There will be a semi-annual congregational meeting sometime in September which will include this agenda item.

You can view the proposed changes to our constitution and bylaws, in review format, by clicking here. You can also pick up a printed copy on the welcome table.

Questions or comments? Please visit with someone on the Leadership Team.

Your Amazon purchases can make a difference!


Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select "Lake Union Evangelical Covenant Church South Haven MN" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us. 

How it works: 
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone 
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features 
3. Select "Lake Union Evangelical Covenant Church South Haven MN" as your charity 
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

This is a great way to help the church without costing you anything! All proceeds will go to the church's general fund. Please consider bookmarking the link and using this entry point whenever you make an Amazon purchase. Email us ( if you run into a snag or have a question.

Thank you!