Church on the Lake, July 21 (postponed)

Church on the Lake originally scheduled for July 21 is postponed to a later date (yet to be determined).


The hosts of this event had a very tragic death of two family members on Monday. Because of this, we are postponing Church at the Lake which was scheduled for this Sunday, July 21. Plan on being at Lake Union @ 9 am this Sunday for an amazing morning of fellowship, worship and teaching.  

In God’s Grip,
Mark Andrews, Pastor
Lake Union Covenant Church


Yoga for Uganda, July 31 (6-6:45 pm at the church)

Yoga means to connect your body, mind and heart. Yoga for Uganda will give you an opportunity to practice yoga with certified instructor, Dawn Schaefer Stumpf.

This class will be a gentle class for all levels with special focus on faith and building relationships especially with our faith family in Siloam, Uganda. There will be a FREE WILL donation bucket and all monies will go toward our church’s relationship and upcoming journey to share our gifts with our faith family in Siloam, Uganda.

These classes are offered once a month with the next class on August 28 from 6-6:45 pm at the church.  

Semi-Annual Meeting, August 18, 10:15 (after church)

The semi-annual meeting will be held Sunday, August 18, at 10:15 (after church).  All are invited; members vote.

"Sweet Sheets" - What is your passion, your sweet spot?

Shelly Mikel, Volunteer Coordinator, invites you to fill out a Sweet Sheet at church (in the chair back in front of you) or online and let us know what is your passion or Sweet Spot. If you complete this at church, you can place these in the offering plate or in the “Sweet Spot” basket at the welcome table in the foyer. If you want to do this online, you can find the online form and more information under the "Get Involved" tab (click here).


"Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." Matthew 5:16



Siloam (Jinja, Uganda) News - June 2019

God is at work, through us, at the Siloam school in Jinja, Uganda. Change a at a time. Click here and be encouraged with the latest news/update!

Encouragement for moms!

Enjoy the Mother's Day message, "Crabby Mommy," from Karla Andrews.  All moms can relate and be encouraged throughout the year!




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Experience the Bible daily!

Many of us at Lake Union are already plugged into the YouVersion Bible app (free).

We like this app with  its Verse of the Day, hundreds of reading plans, numerous Bible versions (including audio), connecting with friends and more.

It is available for most devices.  

It's a great way to grow spiritually!


"Send a Kid to Camp!" campaign

Please consider a donation over and above your regular giving to help youth experience a loving God and grow spiritually through a bible camp experience.

  • Frontier Kids (1st - 3rd grades) - $210 (3 days)
  • Trailblazers (3rd - 5th grades) - $370 (5 days)
  • Junior High (6th - 8th grades) - $380 (5 days)
  • Senior High - $390 (6 days)

Please designate your check if including in the offering. You can also give online - click here. Be sure to check the "Camp" button and indicate in the notes if this is "In honor/memory" of someone.

Thank you!

New Volunteer Coordinator, Shelly Mikel

We are excited to announce that Shelly Mikel is our new Volunteer Coordinator! She will be reaching out to many of you as to your gifts, talents, and opportunities to serve at Lake Union Church.


Check out our new website tab, “Get Involved,” as to opportunities within the church and how to connect with the ministry team leader and Shelly.  Or feel free to email her at this link or visit with her on any Sunday morning.



New "Genesis" podcast series by Pastor Mark

The first audio of the new series, "Genesis," is now on the website! In his unique way, Pastor Mark brings the book of Genesis to life through knowledge, humor and stories. His first podcast covers Genesis, chapter 1.

Click here to link to the "Bible Study" audio page,  and subscribe if you want to be notified when new audio in the series are added.

Or, play and listen to Episode 1, "Genesis, chapter 1," below.  Enjoy!





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Your leadership team 2019!

Questions, suggestions, comments or concerns can be directed to any member on either of these committees. Our contact page includes links to their email address.

Lake Union Church Leadership


Leadership Team

Nathan Bayerl, Chair
Christine Treichler, Vice Chair
Nancy Friesen, Financial Officer
Connie Rossman, Secretary

Mark Andrews, Pastor

Mutual Ministry Committee

Jon Klippenes, Chair
Zachary Okerman
Mark Andrews, Pastor

Ministry Team Leaders

Sunday School - Abby Salmela
Confirmation - Pastor Mark Andrews
Youth Group - Pastor Mark Andrews
Welcome Team - Brad and Shelby Bainey
Praise Team - Karla Andrews

Prayer Team - Trent Olson
Tech Team - Lynette Sherer
Count Team - Gloria Olson
Communion - 
Siloam/Uganda Mission - Lynette Sherer
Operation Christmas Child - Sheryl Olson

Missions - Nathan Bayerl
Events - Susie Salmela
Property Management - Larry Sherer

Volunteer Coordinator

Shelly Mikel


Open Invitation - Life Group, "Sunday after Sunday"

You are invited to the "Sunday after Sunday" Life Group which meets each Sunday after the service. We call it "Sunday after Sunday" for two reasons. First, it will take place Sunday morning, after the Sunday service! Second, it will happen every week, Sunday after Sunday after Sunday... This will be a Life Group opportunity for people to discuss whatever they would like to discuss from our morning worship time. Maybe a particular song spoke to you or there is a part of the sermon you would like to talk about. The format will be open discussion and sharing, not a lecture or classroom approach. It will be led by some of our lay leaders so feel free to talk about Pastor Mark's message without him listening in!

We hope to have more Life Groups launching this fall. They will meet in people's homes and will involve subjects and ideas that each group is interested in. If you would like more information or would like to be involved in a Life Group, click here to send a message to Pastor Mark.

Open Invitation - Sisters in Spirit

The women's Bible study group, Sisters in Spirit, extend an open invitation to all women on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9:30-11 am. In addition to fellowship and refreshments, those attending share personal experiences and thoughts around scripture. Email the church or contact Grace Norgren if you have questions.

"Choosing a Bible" by Pastor Mark Andrews

Ever wondered what Bible you should choose to purchase or read?  Pastor Mark pens an article titled, "Choosing a Bible."   His article is posted to the Pastor's Blog on this website.