Announcements for October 6 – 13

Sunday School at St. Matthew’s Danube: Children ages 3-13 are invited to St. Matthew’s in Danube to join us for Sunday School as they grow in the training and instruction of the Lord.  A class of younger children will meet on the stage in the church fellowship hall.  School-age children will meet in either in the kitchen or upstairs in the finance room.  If you have any questions about Sunday School please contact Beth Kuschel 320-826-2280. 

Sunday Bible Class: Flora, Danube, & Renville

Prepare for worship by previewing the readings for the day in Sunday Bible Class. Bible Class takes place 30 minutes before worship.  Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.  

St. Matthew’s Choir:

Choir practice is on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm.  Come and make a joyful noise to the Lord. 

Tuesday Night Bible Class at St. Matthew’s Danube

Tuesday Night Bible has returned as we are studying the course God the Ultimate Humanitarian.  The class is based on a book written by Pastor Mark Cares.  Join us on Tuesday nights from 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm as we consider the height and depth of God’s incredible grace, forgiveness, and love and how we may communicate that love to those around us. 

Catechism Classes Begin

Catechism instruction will take place on Wednesdays in October. Those beginning their first year of Catechism instruction will meet at St. Matthew’s Danube on Wednesdays from 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm.  Eighth-grade students working towards confirmation will meet for Catechism instruction on Wednesdays from 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm at St. John’s Renville.  May God bless these young men and women as they grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Tri-Parish Ministry Trial – starting Oct 6

The congregation of St. John’s in Renville will be meeting for worship in the early evenings starting on Sunday, October 6.  Bible Study will be held at 4:30 pm with a worship service to follow at 5:00 pm.  This will be part of a Tri-parish ministry arrangement that will share one pastor between three congregations (St. John’s   Renville, St. Matthew’s Danube, and St. Matthew Flora Twp.).  We invite members and guests of all the congregations to make use of any of these worship times and Bible Studies as we come together to praise our God and to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.  The church councils will be evaluating this arrangement for the next few months to see if this is a suitable long term solution. May God bless this plan as he sees fit. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your pastor and talk to your church council, your feedback and input are welcome. 

St. Matthew Flora:  Bible Study – 8:00am | Worship Service – 8:30am

St. Matthew’s Danube: Bible Study & Sunday School – 10am | Worship – 10:30am

St. John’s Renville: Bible Study – 4:30 pm | Worship Service – 5:00 pm

Joint Reformation Service in New Ulm, MN at Martin Luther College – Oct 27

The Joint Reformation Service of the Minnesota River Conference will be Sunday, October 27 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of the Christ at Martin Luther College.  We once again give thanks for God’s tremendous gift of grace to in Christ. 

Ladies Fall Meeting (St. John’s Renville)

The Ladies of St. John’s will have their annual fall meeting at Meadows on Main October 23 at 5:30 pm.  All ladies are invited to join us for supper along with our members living at Meadows.  We will need a few people to bring a dish, salad or dessert, please contact Sandie Wohlman 320-295-6844 to sign up to bring something.  Hope to see many of you there!

OWLS Meeting at St. John’s Renville

The Minnesota Prairie OWLS will host their next meeting at St. John’s Renville.  The day starts with coffee and rolls at 9:00 am and will end with a potluck.  Come and hear a presentation about the WELS European chaplaincy ministry and enjoy a day of Christian fellowship and encouragement.  

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