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June 2009 Loving God · Loving Others Spreading The Gospel Matthew 22:37-40; 28:19-20

100 Year Celebration Coming Soon! August 15-16 2009 We are celebrating a 100 year milestone in the Christian service of this church. We would love to have you celebrate with us. Please RSVP to the church office or on a sign up sheet in the back of the sanctuary. This will help us prepare for the pig roast and for setting up for other events. Please pray for this important event as we celebrate the continued ministry of our church. Names Larry Vinson, Minister Shelli Matheson, Secretary & Update Editor David & Kathy Burks, Custodians Randy Ashby, Elder Marv Christensen, Elder Gary Lance, Elder Paul Malone, Elder

Home communion available upon request

Contact Us Phone: 651-464-3400 E-mail: or Office Hours: 9:00 to 2:00, Monday-Friday

Submitted by the 100 Year Committee

Sunday Services 9:15 - Sunday Connections 10:00 - FLCC Café 10:30 - Worship Service

Wednesday Services 7:00 - Large Group Bible Study

Regular Meetings:

Ministry Teams and Chairperson:

Elders, 1st Thursday at 7:00 Board, 2nd Thursday at 7:00 Prayer & Praise, Sundays at 7:00 Loving Ladies Fellowship, 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 Men’s Breakfast, every other Saturday at 8:00 Worship Ministry Team, 3rd Thursday at 7:00

Cemetery: Marv Christensen Fellowship: Randy Ashby Finance: Debbie Ashby Ladies: Verna Christensen 100 Year: Sue Kendrick & Sandie Bounds Outreach: Rich Larson & Keith Hegstrom Worship: Larry Vinson Youth: Larry Vinson

Planning Meetings July 12 & 26th at 11:45.

Standing on the truth of God’s Word for 100 years (1909-2009)

Bridal Shower Malone-McCandless All of the ladies of the church are invited to attend a shower in honor of Kelly Malone and Bob McCandless on Sunday July 12 at 2:00 pm in the church fellowship hall. Kelly and Bob have registered at Target and Menards. There is a sign up sheet in the foyer to bring a salads. Please contact the church office or Sandra Hafner with any questions.

VBS 2009 August 17-21

The theme for this year is Standard Publishing’s Studio Go! Game Show where students will… • Discover stories of Bible people who decided to team up with God and GO! for it! • Accept a daily challenge to GO! make a difference. Bonfire • Meet real-life servants, parThe church has been invited to a bonfire at ticipate with friends in service the home of Peter and Debbie Anagnos on projects, and use their Serving Friday July 17 at 7:00 pm. Please bring a Feet to GO! serve in the commusnack to share and a chair. Beverages and nity. s’mores will be provided by the Anagnos • Play fun-filled games and create family. unforgettable crafts that remind them Jars of Jelly in July to GO! lead, GO! risk, GO! tell, GO! obey, and GO! serve. During the month of July we will collect jars of jelly. All food collected will be • Take home the promise that God brought to Community Helping Hand to dis- is with them wherever they GO! tribute to Forest Lake area families in need. Studio GO! Game Show is an exciting opportunity to change hearts and impact lives while having a whole lot of fun! So get ready, get set… let’s GO! It Figures... Volunteers are needed in the followMay 2009 General Attendance ing areas: registration, teachers, teacher assistants, storytelling, music, 3 $3,719.50 90 crafts, games, snacks, decorating, set 10 $1,807.35 110 up and tear down. 17












To volunteer please contact: Heather Vinson Judy Peterson Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for he LORD your

Mike and Mavis Wold Member Biography On a warm sunny summer day in a small town on the North Dakota prairie, a young girl was swinging in the school yard. Along came a cute dark haired boy on his bicycle, an out of towner! “Hi, who are you?” He said. Neither realized at that point in time, a few years later after Mike had served in the Navy they would marry. We lived in Grand Forks, North Dakota the first five years of our marriage. Daughter Tracey, sons Michael and Patrick were born. Mike worked in construction. In January 1960, we moved to Minneapolis. Mike worked at Butler Manufacturing and I was a stay at home mom. In 1962, I went to work for Honeywell but was later laid off. In January 1965 I started working for Unisys and worked there thirty-two years, retiring in 1997. In 1966 Mike was accidentally shot while deer hunting and a friend was killed. During this traumatic time our daughter Cheryle was born. In 1976 Mike made the first prototype car wash in our garage for Broadway Equipment Company. This company is still in business today and our son Patrick is foreman. In 1990 due to health reasons Mike retired. We will be married fifty-four years in August. We have four children, ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Daughter Tracy is CEO of North Suburban Realtors Association. Son Michael is a machinist for Machinery Company. He and his family live in Circle Pines. Son Patrick is a foreman at Broadway Equipment and he and his family live in Forest Lake. Daughter Cheryle is employed by a law firm and she and her family live in Lino Lakes. In 2001 I started attending FLCC. A few years later Mike joined FLCC and is now serving as deacon. We have lived in several different suburbs but for the last seventeen years we have resided in Forest Lake. In 2008 Mike developed RA and for health reasons we moved to a senior complex in Centerville, MN. For years I prayed for Mike to attend church with me and for Christian friends. God does answer prayer in His own time and in surprising ways. We love FLCC and the people and especially Pastor Larry and family. Submitted by Mavis Wold

Serving in July Communion Meditation & Prayer: Rich Larson 5, 19 Paul Malone 12, 26 Offering Prayer: Paul Malone Rich Larson

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Offering Counters: Shelli Matheson & Marty McGuire

Nursery: Shelli Reeder & Paige Reeder 5 Sandie Bounds & Rachelle Nolan 12 Connie Steinlicht & Cheyanne Steinlicht 19 Deb Ashby & Jenny Anagnos 26


Communion Filing: Volunteer Needed Volunteer Needed

Volunteer Needed

Serving in August

Thank you to everyone in the church that donated Bibles for the Bible drive! A total of 68 Bibles were collected. A thank you was received from Bible Foundation for the donation. These Bibles will go to needy individuals and groups around the world.

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Communion Washing: Greeters:

Communion & Offering: Larry Vinson & Steve Sahlin Communion Filling: Tom & Jeanie Polzin Communion Washing: Tom & Jeanie Polzin Greeters: Volunteer Needed

Thank You

Jr. Worship: Jeanie Polzin Shelli Matheson Sandy & Terry Lawrence Heather Vinson & Rich Larson

Offering Counters: Ron Reeder & Steve Sahlin Nursery: Gretchen Mosner & Paige Reeder Lanora Reeder & Rachelle Nolan Marty McGuire & Cheyann Steinlicht Linda Lane & Jenny Anagnos Debbie Anagnos & Paige Reeder

Dear FLCC, I would like to thank everyone who participated in Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), whether financially or through volunteer efforts. As a church, we donated a total of $308.61. That’s about 1,815 meals! Our church group of 22 and the other groups at FMSC packed 10,584 in an hour and a half. This will feed 29 children for an entire year! If you are interested in doing more to end world hunger consider visiting the following websites:;; and Many of the volunteers expressed interest in going back to FMSC. We will try to do another volunteer session sometime this summer. Again, thank you for your support toward this worthy organization! Sincerely, Jenny Anagnos

The deadline to get articles or other details into the August Update is Monday, July 20th.

Monthly meanderings of the minister The Freedom of the Gospel Now that the Dynamic Church Series is over I think that the next logical step is for us to focus on ways that we can bring others into our family. I have been thinking quite a bit about what that would look like and how we need to implement that and I’m still not 100 percent sure if I have it or not. With that said, however, I do know what the beginning of that looks like; and it has everything to do with finding your role in the Kingdom. It is imperative that we as individuals know what our jobs are in the collective body of Christ. What are you good at? Who has God made you to be? These questions must be answered and confidently displayed in our lives if we are to make an impact for God’s Kingdom. Our next big Sermon Series will be called “The Freedom of the Gospel” and it is all about helping you get to where God wants you to be in life. First, we’ll look at how the Gospel Frees us to do ministry and then we’ll look at how the Gospel frees others to be a part of God’s family. If everyone realized what their job was and actually carried out that job, our church would be unstoppable. So, in preparation, start praying to God and asking Him what your gifts are and how they can be implemented into our church. As we go through this together, I am confident that our church will come out stronger in the end. May God Bless you and our family. Peace, Love, and Soul Larry D Vinson Senior Minister Forest Lake Christian Church

Scripture of the Month "As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love." Ephesians 4:14-16, NASB

QUOTE OF THE MONTH: “What you are is God's gift to you, what you do with yourself is your gift to God.” - Leo Buscaglia

July Update 2009  

The official newsletter of Forest Lake Christian Church in Forest Lake, MN

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