Announcements

Youth Group End-of-the-Year Party, May 23!


 

There is an End-of-the-year Party for the Youth Group on May 23.  Please note that the date is different than originally shared (May 19).

Important:  There is no Youth Group on May 19!

More details to come for the party, but we want to be sure all youth and parents are aware of this date change and the cancellation for May 19. Help spread the word!

 




Open house invitation, Carole Looman's 90th birthday


 

The family of Carole Looman invites you to a come-and-go 90th birday party for Carole.  The event is Sunday, June 13, from 1-4 pm at the church.  Please wear masks per COVID requirements.

 




L.U.C.Y., K-5th grade End-of-the-year Party


 

What a year! First off, we want to thank you all so much for sharing your child with us this past school year. We enjoyed spending time learning God's word and worshipping and just hanging out with them this year.  It's been a crazy year of COVID, quarantines, masks, canceling classes, trying to deepen our relationship with Christ and trying to get back to some kind of normal. Our plan was to have Wednesday, May 19, as our last class date.

Due to unforeseen events with some of our leaders, we will be taking a two week pause (no programs May 5 or 12). We will, however, come back together Wednesday night, May 19, to end our AMAZING year with an end-of-the-year party. 

If you have any questions, please let me know. We will be grilling out with games and fun. Same timeline, 5:30-7. Eating around 6 pm.

Abby Salmela and the L.U.C.Y. Team




Sisters in Spirit meeting again!


 

Sisters in Spirit -

You are invited to join other women at the church the first and third Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11:00 am.  Warm fellowship is a priority, and a "lesson" and discussion follow. 

Email the church if you want to know more about the study or just show up!  All meeting dates/times are listed in our online calendar. (Be sure to check the online calendar in case a meeting is canceled or postponed.)




Women's Adventure Club, May 22 event


 

Are you looking for a fun women's group to spend some time with?  This is perfect for you!  Bring a friend!

  • What - Hike & hotdog roast
  • Where - Stanley Eddy North (hike) & Shelly Mikel's home (hotdog roast)
  • When - Saturday, May 22 at 4 pm
  • RSVP: By May 21st with Melinda Pedersen or the church (email: office@lakeunionchurch.org).

We will meet at the Stanley Eddy North Parking lot to hike. Then the group will head back to Shelly’s home for an old fashion hotdog roast & movie. Come for the hike and the roast or whatever works for you! Please bring a snack to share. The beverages, hotdogs & buns will be provided. Hope to see you there!




We want to recognize our graduates!


 

On Sunday, June 6, we want to recognize our graduates. This includes students graduating from high school, tech school and college. Please fill out a quick and easy online form so we are aware of who is graduating. (Click here.)

And please join us on June 6 for a special service and refreshments between services!




No more RSVPs!


 

Exciting news!  The Leadership Team decided that RSVPs are no longer needed!  Effective today (April 16), we will no longer be asking for RSVPS in order to collect that information.  We will continue to have two services on Sunday for now, and the mask information has not changed. (Click here to view mask information.)

Thank you for your patience as we, together, continue to safely journey through COVID.




Help! We need meals for a family in need!


 

Hey Church Family!

Our Safe Families for Children Ministry Lead, Christine Treichler, is asking for help in meeting a need for a family in Monticello. One of the ways Lake Union Church can help the mom, Tracy, and her son, Tucker, is by providing meals twice a week.

The church set up a Meal Train for Tracy and Tucker. You can find the link here: https://mealtrain.com/4qm7g8. The mom has serious health issues along with diet restrictions and she is unable to physically cook for her son. Information about appropriate foods including Tucker’s preferences are included in the Meal Train.

Basically, we need two meals a week delivered to Christine’s home on Sundays starting April 11. These are the Monday and Thursday meals for the coming week. Only a Safe Families for Children Resource Friend or Family Friend can deliver to Tracy and Tucker, and Christine has agreed to do this. Christine would love to have more people apply for either of those Safe Families for Children roles, and then you could deliver directly.

Please consider signing up for a meal and, hopefully, more than one. And please pray for Tracy and Tucker.

If you have questions, please contact Christine (mschief228@gmail.com) or the church (office@lakeunionchurch.org).




Save the date! Save your stuff! "Uganda Go For It" Yard Sale, May 15


 

I know what you are thinking!  Yes! You are in the cleaning and purging mode due to COVID and winter! Here is your motivation and opportunity to use your stuff for a good cause.

Another "Uganda Go For It" yard sale is scheduled for May 15 from 9 am to 1 pm.  All proceeds go to support the mission team traveling to Uganda.  We don't know when travel will occur at this point, but we trust God that He has a plan!  As last year, all items will be "sold" for a free will offering.  So, no need to mark them.

Drop your items off at the church on May 15 anytime after 7 am.  If you need to make alternate arrangements, please visit with Laura Scheer.

Thank you, in advance, for your donations and contributions to this important mission/ministry! 




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 (office@lakeunionchurch.org) if you run into a snag or have a question.

Thank you!




Mask update, November 3


 

Due to strong feelings and divergent views on the mask mandate, the Leadership Team took action to modify our requirements for in-house church services.

9 AM service: Masks are mandated (note exemptions below) for the full service including during singing. (You may want to leave your coffee or other beverage in your car.) 

10:30 service: Masks are required (note exemptions below) upon entering and exiting the building and the wearing of a mask during the service is recommended

If you do not wear a mask continually at the 9 AM service, it will be recommended that you consider attending the 10:30 service. Also, any visiting done in the fellowship hall or outside should include social distancing. Our concern is to keep everyone as safe as possible but also as comfortable as possible as we worship together.

Lake Union Leadership Team

 

Exemptions to mask requiments as set by the governor:
Adults -

  • People who are unable to wear a face covering due to a medical or mental health condition or disability
  • Face coverings can also pose special challenges for people who are deaf or hard of hearing or have other communication needs or disabilities. The Executive Order not only provides exemptions for people who are unable to wear a face covering due to a medical or mental health condition or disability, but also allows people without such conditions to temporarily remove their face covering while communicating with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing or who has a condition or disability that makes communication with that individual while wearing a face covering difficult.

Children -

  • Children 5 years of age and under are not required to wear a face shield or face covering.



Get Involved - "Safe Families for Children"


 

What is "Safe Families for Children"? 

Founded in 2003, Safe Families for Children surrounds families in crisis with caring, compassionate community. Thy are a volunteer-driven nonprofit that provides hope and support to families in our local communities.

Their vision is to create a world where children are safe and families transformed through radically compassionate communities. Their mission is to host vulnerable children and create extended family–like supports for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by compassion to keep children safe and families intact.

Love in action

Let's open our hearts and open our arms as we act on our compassion!

Get involved

You can read more about about Lake Union being a Participating Church for "Safe Families for Children" on our new web page. (Click here.) 

Our Lake Union Participating Church Ministry Leads for this mission project are Michal Jude and Christine Treichler. They invite qustions and, when ready, can facilitate you getting involved.

Ready, set, go!

Here are links to descriptions for the various volunter opportunities along with the link to apply online.




Your 2021 Church Leaders


 

The following leaders were elected at the Annual Meeting held in January.  The team/committee elects officers within each group.  If you have suggestions, questions, or concerns, we encourage you to reach out to any/all of these individuals. You can click on any name to send an email.   

Do you like to put a face to a name?  Check out this web page for our Leadership Team, https://lakeunionchurch.org/contact_us.  (We are still working on photos of everyone.) Or you can click on our "LUC Login" and check out more detailed contact information as well as their photo in the online directory.

1 Thessalonians 5:25, "Friends, Please pray for us." (CEV)

Leadership Team

Jake Olson, Chair
Rory Norgren, Vice Chair
Laura Scheer, Secretary
Nancy Friesen, Financial Officer
Leslie Hoffman, Liaison to Mutual Ministry Committee
Keith Madson, Liaison to Nominating Committee
Pastor

Mutual Ministry Committee - (No officers yet identified.)

Barb Cordes
Darwin Hoffman
Brad Looman
Holly Ward
Pastor