RSVP for March 7

We will have two services, at 9 & 10:30 am. We are meeting the state requirement of 50% capacity and social distancing. Therefore, we have 75 seats available at each service. To make this work, we are asking everyone to RSVP. It only takes a minute, and it helps us make room for everyone!

Click here for mask/COVID information for church attendance.

Click here to RSVP/sign up.

Pastor Mark returns this week!

The Lake Union Evangelical Covenant Church Leadership Team would like to welcome Pastor Mark back this week!  We look forward to God's grace and provisions over our church as we strive to be Christ's hands and feet in our community.  Check out the video message below from Pastor Mark. We hope to see all of you soon!




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Easter lilies - Remember or Honor someone special


Would you like to remember or honor someone at Easter? We invite you to purchase an Easter lily in "memory or honor of" a special person in your life. The lilies are $8 each and they will be displayed at the Easter service. Right after that service, we invite you to take the Easter lilies you purchased home with you.

You can order and pay online by clicking here.  Order forms are also available on the welcome table at church, and you can give the order form and payment to Lynette Sherer (church admin) or place in the offering plate.  The deadline for ordering is March 21. Contact the church ( if you have questions.


Thank you...from Pastor Steve


Thank you for your kind note and for the generous gift cards at church this past Sunday.  It was a joy to spend seven Sundays with you this winter, and I continue to be confident that God, who has been doing good things among you, will be faithful as He continues to complete the work He's begun.  Our time together was a gift; thanks again for your generosity and for ministering to my family and me in our own season of transition.  God is good--all the time!  

Much grace and peace be yours in Jesus,
Steve Eng

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.

Our admin asst, Lynette Sherer, is on vacation March 22-April 10


If you need Lynette's help with anything church related (website, announcement, purchases, etc.), please get information to her by Thursday, March 17, so she can complete this for you before she leaves on March 22. 

She will check church email occasionally in case there is something urgent that needs attention. This will be infrequent due to cell availability. She will return on Sunday, April 11.  

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,  (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
Mark Andrews, Pastor

Mutual Ministry Committee - (No officers yet identified.)

Barb Cordes
Darwin Hoffman
Brad Looman
Holly Ward
Mark Andrews, Pastor

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.)

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.

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.

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

Your Amazon purchases can make a difference!


Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Lake Union Church when you do your holiday shopping at

Lake Union Church is now set up through as a charitable organization that can receive money back (.5% of eligible purchases).


  1. Go to (rather than
  2. Click on AmazonSmile in the upper left (near "All")
  3. Designate your charity (Lake Union Evangelical Covenant Church)
  4. Every time you shop Amazon, enter through the URL
  5. Voila! .5% of your purchases will be donated to Lake Union Church

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!

Support Shelby Bainey...and Lake Beauty Bible Camp!


If you like the shirts that Shelby and Brad are sporting in this photo, you can get your own!

Not only will is it a reminder to pray for Mom through this journey, but you'll be supporting something really close to her heart - church camp! ❤️ She found the Lord at Camp Koronis Bible Camp in Paynesville, MN when she was 12 and wants all T-shirt proceeds to go to the camp her church supports, Lake Beauty Bible Camp.

You'll also be supporting a local small business. T-Shirts are $20 and can be shipped to you, or if you're in the local area, you can order by phone and pick them up at Grey Duck Screen Printing and Apparel in Annandale.

Here is the link to get your shirt!