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non-profit org. u.s. postage paid st. paul, minn. permit no. 2168 • 1215 W. Roselawn Ave. Roseville, MN 55113-5998 • 651-487-7752

ROSEVILLE LUTHERAN CHURCH A M o n t h ly N e w s l e t t e r f o r t h e F r i e n d s & M e m b e r s o f R o s e v i l l e L u t h e r a n c h u r c h

The Season of Lent Begins Ash Wednesday, February 17 2010 Mid-Week Lenten Worship Series: Jonah

Wednesday Evenings - Worship 5 & 7 pm F e b r u a r y 17, A s h W e d n e s d ay: W e e k 1

Jonah ... for Lent? Sounds fishy, but it’s a nat-

ural fit. When the Jews asked Jesus for a sign, he said, “I will give you only the sign of Jonah.” After

three days in the belly of the earth, Jesus rose with news of God’s grace. This year’s mid-week

Lenten worship series will explore the meaning of “The Sign Jonah” as we follow Jonah on

his journey ... and Jesus on his way to the cross. Written by seminary professor Dr. Reed Less-

ing, our worship will bring together personal Bible study and 10:10 Bible study opportunities. Jonah daily devotionals and prayers will be available to support us on our Lenten journey. WHAT IS LENT?

Lent is the period of 40-days


Lent began as early as 200

(not counting Sundays) set

years after Jesus’ death and

Christians it is the time of

Easter to fast as a preparation

aside by the church to reflect

on our journey of faith. For repentance and renewal pre-

ceding Easter. Lent begins on

resurrection. Christians began

to set aside forty hours before

Through Lent we increase

our understanding of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and res-

urrection, as well as a renewal

of our baptism and a recom-

mitment to the Christian life and faith.

“Our Providing God”

Jonah 1:17

“Praying in the Belly”

Jonah 2:1-10

“Second Chances”

Jonah 3:1-4

“Turning Around”

Jonah 3:5-10

M a rc h 3: We e k 3

M a r c h 10 : W e e k 4

M a r c h 17: W e e k 5

March 24: Week 6

from God and our need for

During Lent we will have many


God’s word in the scriptures

forgiveness and reconciliation through Jesus Christ our savior.

First, set aside a period of

if you’re willing to repent of

number of days Jesus fasted

of the Lenten journey.

Jonah 1:4-16

By 325 A.D. the church offi-

the time was extended to sev-

week of life on earth. It’s the final; the most important part

“Saved in the Storm”

Fe b rua ry 2 4: W e e k 2

time to examine and evaluate

en days, known as Holy Week.

commemorates Christ’s last

Jonah 1:1-3

for the feast of Easter. Later,

Ash Wednesday and ends with

Easter worship. Holy Week

“God is Calling”

cially set aside forty days (the and was tempted by the devil

in the wilderness) before Easter as a season repentance and special spiritual devotion. THE HEART OF LENT

The heart of Lent is the jour-

ney of self examination, recognizing our sin and separation

your life as a Christian. Spiritual renewal is possible only your sins and receive God’s

grace through Christ. With our

lives changed by God’s love we

begin to renew our relationship with each other. A TIME OF WORSHIP

Spiritual renewal is what

worship is all about. The Holy Spirit brings about that

renewal when we worship.

opportunities to worship. We will gather together to hear from Jonah and the Gospels.

We will share the Lord’s sup-

per and join together in singing and prayer. The “wooden

cross” is lowered to be in our midst and the “well” is before

us to remind us of God’s love over flowing into our lives. Candles will be carried in at

the beginning of each midweek worship.

We hope you will choose to

make worship a priority for you, your family and friends in the season of Lent.


stories began to come out of Haiti following the 7.0 earthquake



January 12, the enormity of

the disaster became appar-

ent. The people of Roseville Lutheran have a strong her-

itage of respondingto those in need. We now have the opportunity to help those who are suffering in Haiti.

Your help is needed now

to bring immediate relief and continued hope for

our sisters and brothers in Haiti. If you are able to give financially,



your checks payable to RLC and memo: Haiti. We will

send all the gifts received to the ELCA International Relief Fund for Haiti. This

aid goes directly to Haiti

with 90+ cents of every dollar given getting to the vicitms in Haiti. Thank you

for caring and making a difference in the lives of others for Jesus’ sake.

Save the date!

Feb. 13 - 14, 2010 Children’s Musical,

“Go, Go, Jonah!”

A letter from Pastor Craig Set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. - I Timothy 4:12 In my years of ministry I have been privi-

leged to meet some very wonderful Christians; people who live a beautiful life as a believer

in Jesus. I also have had the honor of working

side by side with some of the finest servants in Christ’s Church.

In my most recent days, I have come to appre-

ciate the role of Parish Nurse. It is a valuable

ministry in this congregation. The person who filled those shoes most recently was

Doreen Kapfer. She truly lived the words that Paul wrote to Timothy. In her speech,

her life, her love, her faith and her purity she reflected Jesus Christ to so many of us. She is one of those who stands out in a most humble and tender way.

adult education

As you may know, she has accepted a new position with Presbyterian Homes as

a Case Manager. In her absence, there will be every effort made to continue what she has so faithfully provided.

Doreen surrounded herself with very caring and loving people of the congre-

gation. These people are to be thanked as well for being the hands and feet to bring Christ’s presence to those who are homebound, in nursing homes and in the hospital.

The leadership of the congregation is making great progress on an interim

plan to carry forward this valued ministry. May God bless Doreen and the fruit of her labor here among us.

Peace and joy in Christ our Lord,

Pastor Craig

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WOMEN’S EVENING BIBLE STUDY T h u r s d ay, F e b r u a r y 4 , 7: 0 0 – 8 : 3 0 p. m .

The theme for Women’s Bible Study in February is “Moved to a New Address.”

Due to the weather, snow, ice, blowing snow and wind chill on January 7 we had to move our January study till February. In chapters 6-7 of Romans, Apostle Paul weaves a number of threads, “law,“ “obedience,” “freedom,” and “Christ

Jesus our Lord.” The group meets on Thursday, February 4 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the North Lounge. Join us! Sunday mornings

February 7-28: Susan Christopherson will lead a Bible Study on the Gospel

of John. Join her for the whole series, or come when you can!

February 21-March 14: Renie Lellelid will lead a series on the Jewish

“Spring Feasts” of the Lord: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits and Pen-

tecost. Learning about the history and practices behind these feasts can help us in an understanding of God’s plan and revelation to us in Jesus.

February 21: Mission Spotlight: Operation Bootstrap Africa works with the

MaaSae Girls Lutheran Secondary School (MGLSS) in northern Tanzania. Many RLC members have been involved and touched by relationships with students

prime time

circle meetings

A monthly gathering of seniors looking to

Naomi circle

connect with others in faith, fellowship, fun

February 16, 10:00 a.m.

and laughter. RSVP by calling: (651) 487-7752. Suggested donation: $5.00

Heritage at Lyngblomsten Hostess: Jane Dehlin rebecca circle February 16, 10:00 a.m.

February 11, 11:45 A.M. Entertainment: To be announced.

Hostess: Jean Larson Co-hostess: Eleanor Otis

Menu: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, jello salad and cherry pie.

march 11, 11:45 a.m. Entertainment: Bingo Menu: Torsk and brats, little red potatoes, cream peas and red cabbage, lemon meringue bars.

Rose Enkas No meeting in February. The next meeting is Saturday, March 20, 11:30 a.m. at the Panda Garden Buffet located at 1706 Lexington Avenue, Roseville, MN.

they have sponsored through this program. Recently, Diane Jacoby and mem-

bers of RLC traveled to Tanzania to visit the school. Come hear their stories and adventures as RLC supports education in Tanzania.

February 28: Mission Spotlight: Speaker KJ Olson will present, “Renovating

Rooms - Renovating Lives”. Learn about the Builder’s Group and their missions in Martin, Slovakia. For more information, see the full article on page 7. Monday evenings

February 1 - March 1, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m: Luther Seminar Webcast at

RLC: Join us for a Webcast at RLC: Based on his new book, “Making Sense of

Scripture—Inviting People to Think about the Bible,” David Lose will introduce themes, exercises and practical resources that invite all Christians to read the Bible with both heart and mind. He’ll explore major questions Christians have about their book of faith.


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marriage ministry

Karen New Year Celebrated at Roseville Lutheran

Marriage Enrichment Workshops

Roseville Lutheran was bus-

tling January 9th when 1,500 Karen people held their New Years Celebration in the RLC Wor-

ship Center, Commons and Social

Hall. The celebration went from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. There were flags and banners, booths, speeches,



and dancing, ethnic dress and a

wonderful lunch. State Senator Mee Moua was the guest speaker.

Many teachers and others

who are assisting Karen families

attended and enjoyed this opportunity to experience the Karen culture and join in the celebration.

Escaping persecution in their homeland of Myanmar (Burma), this new wave

of immigrants began arriving in the Twin Cities from refugee camps in Thailand ten years ago. There are currently about 3,000 Karen people living in the Twin Cities, mostly in St Paul and Roseville. Members of RLC and a number of other local churches have been assisting families for the past two years. If you would like more information, please contact Jill Lund at 651-487-2357. Scout Sunday Pancake Breakfast s u n d ay, f e b r u a r y 7, 8 : 3 0 a . m . - 12 : 3 0 p. m .

On Scout Sunday, February 7, the Boy Scout Troop 297 will host a delicious

pancake & sausage breakfast. Come, enjoy a hot breakfast and show your sup-

port for the RLC scouts. Fluffy pancakes, sizzling sausage and a beverage will be

served for only $4 per person; 5 yrs. and under eat free! Join the fun from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

new comers orientations

Are you interested in learning more about the mission and ministry of Roseville

Lutheran Church? Would you like to learn about the many ways in which you can

become more involved? Or maybe you wish to transfer your membership here to RLC? If so, you are invited to attend the New Comers Orientation (NCO) ses-

sions. Here you will have the opportunity to ask questions, tour the building, hear from some of RLC leadership, and much more! The next series will be held on two consecutive Mondays, April 12 and 19 at 7:00 p.m. If you wish to become members, a reception for new members will be held on Sunday, April 25 at 11:00

a.m. worship, with a brunch preceding worship. If you are unable to attend in April, the next series will be held on Wednesday evenings, August 4 and 11th. All are welcome to attend.

Pa r t II : a p o l o g y & f o r g i v e n e s s f r i d ay, F e b r u a r y 2 6 , 6 : 3 0 - 9 : 3 0 p. m .

While most relationships encounter conflict at some point, conflict within the

marriage relationship can be especially challenging. Conflict can have the effect of decreasing or increasing the experience of intimacy in marriage - it increases

intimacy when both individuals in a marriage feel that their thoughts and feelings have been heard and appreciated as they work to resolve an issue.

Rebecca Bednar, a marriage and family therapist, will lead this discussion.

Missed Part I? You can still come for Part II: Apology and Forgiveness. This Friday, February 26 workshop will take the tools couples learned the previous month

to resolve conflict one step further. Couples will explore apology and forgiveness and how these affect emotional resolutions. The workshop is from 6:30-9:30

p.m. The cost is $16 per couple per workshop. Register online and pay online at Marriage Retreat m a r k y o u r c a l e n d a r s f o r O c t o b e r 2 - 3 , 2 010

A marriage retreat is scheduled for October 2-3, 2010 at Mt. Olivet Retreat Cen-

ter in Farmington, MN. More details coming soon. Mark your calendar! Wedding Information

For more information on scheduling a wedding at Roseville Lutheran Church,

visit the website at or contact Andrea Fluegel at 651-288-4201 or Pre-Marital Workshop F r i d ay, M a r c h 5 , 6 : 3 0 p. m . - 9 : 3 0 p. m . S a t u r d ay, M a r c h 6 , 9 : 0 0 a . m . - 4 : 0 0 p. m .

RLC has an exciting 1 ½ day workshop for couples in long-term relationships or

couples getting married. This workshop will discuss topics such as faith, conflict

resolution, communication, personality types, and sexual expectations. It is lead by Rebecca Bednar, a marriage and family therapist, and Thrivent Financial. The

hours for the workshop can be applied toward the marriage license fee reduction given by the counties. RLC pastors and staff highly recommend that any couple

preparing for marriage attend this series. For more information please visit www. or contact Andrea Fluegel at 651-288-4201 or afluegel@

The Gift That Keeps on Giving: lutheran marriage encounter weekends F e b r u a r y 12 - 14 & M a r c h 19 - 21, b r o o k ly n C e n t e r a p r i l 16 - 18 , d u l u t h a p r i l 3 0 - M ay 2 , a l e x a n d r i a

A p r i l N e w Come rs O r i e n tat i o n

Monday Sessions – April 12 & 19 – 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Members received Sun. April 25 – 11:00 a.m. worship

Welcome Brunch – Sun. April 25 – 10:10 a.m. Social Hall Stage

Au g us t N e w Come rs O r i e n tat i o n

Wednesday Sessions – August 4 & 11 – 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 pm Members received Sun. August 22 – 11:00 a.m. worship

Welcome Brunch – Sun. August 22 – Time and place yet to be determined.

Show your love with the gift of a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend, then

bring that love into the rest of your lives. A Lutheran Marriage Encounter weekend includes two nights in a comfortable hotel and five delicious meals from Friday at 7:00 pm to Sunday at 5:00 pm. Four presenting couples, including a Luther-

an clergy couple, give a series of presentations followed by questions the couples discuss in the privacy of their hotel room. The next Lutheran Marriage Encounter

Weekends in Minnesota are February 12-14 & March 19-21 in Brooklyn Center; April 16-18 in Duluth or April 30 – May 2 in Alexandria. Please register a month in advance. For more information, contact Dick & Judy Dehnel at 952-432-3105, Pete & Phyllis McMahon at 763-561-1575 or visit


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Winter Tea update

specials served

The 14th annual Women’s

Winter Tea was held on Sunday, January 10 with Jerene Mortenson as guest speaker.

Swedish Tea


A blend of Chinese and Sri Lankan teas flavored with tropical fruits and flowers called “Soderblandning”. Purchased at Ingebretsen’s on Lake Street in Minneapolis.

gave a very inspiring

message about her son,

Greg Mortenson’s quest

to promote peace with edu-

cation for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Mr. Mortenson is

the author of the best seller, Three

Cups of Tea. 450 women responded by

giving $1143.66 to “Pennies for Peace.” It takes a village to build a school in Pakistan/Afghanistan. It also takes a village to serve up the Women’s Winter Tea. Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make this event successful! Check out the church library for both of Greg’s books Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools.

Mark your calendars for next year’s tea, Sunday, January 9, 2011.

Get involved. If you have any ideas for speakers, please contact Cindy Bjerk at 651-487-0973. rosepointe knitters

Did you know that the Roseville Lutheran Prayer Shawl Ministry

gives yarn to the RosePointe Knitters? The RosePointe Knitters are a group of women from RosePointe Senior Living Apartments.

Approximately 10 years ago they started to meet every Saturday

to knit or crochet hats and mittens. Now, they continue to knit in

their own apartments. They donate the knitted and crocheted items

Scandinavian Fruit Soup Ingredients: 3/4 cup white sugar 3 cups water 3 cups dried fruit (raisins, fruit bits, craisins, cherries, etc.) 2 sticks cinnamon 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup regular grape juice 1 cup white grape juice 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 5 Tbsp. minute tapioca

Combine all ingredients except grape and lemon juices. Cook in saucepan until it bubbles. Add grape and lemon juice. Serve warm or at room temperature. Yields: 15 servings.

to the Children’s Home Society, which gives them to child in our area. The last few years some items were sent to other countries. In

2009, the RosePointe Knitters made 401 items, which includes hats, mittens, baby blankets and baby sweaters. Their work is displayed each year on Christmas tress for a couple

weeks at RosePointe. This group is passionate about knitting and cro-

cheting for the children. They are very thankful to the Prayer Shawl Ministry.


Have you noticed some new art work

at RLC? RLC has two new pieces of art –

RLC’s Vision Statement was beautifully

painted by Judy Dodds and is hung prominently in the Commons area and the oth-

er is a print illustrating RLC’s Slovakia

mission which is hung in the link area Judy Dodds

between the Commons and the Social

Hall. We are very fortunate to have such

an accomplished calligrapher/artist as

Judy in our midst and she did a wonderful job

for help with classrooms, meeting rooms, the

Slovakia piece. She donates the money received

special requests. We are always mindful of the

painting the Vision Statement. Nancy Oker from St. Andrews Lutheran Church is the artist of the from the prints to the Slovakia mission.

We are currently researching fabric, patterns

and designs for new banners for the Sanctuary

and Commons areas. This can be an inexpen-

sive way to add color, warmth and energy to these areas. Our goal is to have some ready to be hung by Easter or shortly after.

Our committee continues to receive requests

lounge, etc. We’ve collaborated with Adult Ed, Mission and Outreach and Grandma Jean with need to be fiscally responsible and hope to con-

tinue in small ways to add more art, furnishings, paint, carpet, etc. whenever possible as part of an overall plan for RLC. We hope you will continue to give us your ideas and suggestions. DCBC Team -

Dorothy Borgstrom, Cindy

Hanson, Jean Olson, Sue Metzger, Carolyn Mohn, Cathy Nelson and Helene Schmidt.


youth & family ministry Flock


e v e r y m o n d ay a t 7: 0 0 p. m .

Every Monday Roseville Area Schools are in session, there’s FLOCK! @ 7 o’clock

Are you a 9th-12th grader who wants to know what’s up @ RLC? Then you

in the Great Hall. This is a time of games, laughter, food and fun for all high school

should join “RLC YOUTH” on Facebook! Upcoming events & announcements, pic-

Bagels @ Dawn

Summer Trip Informational Meeting

youth who are looking to grow in their relationship with Jesus and with one another. Bring Friends or come on your own… we want to see you there! e v e r y t h u r s d ay a t 6 : 4 5 a . m .

What better way to start your day than with new & old friends from Roseville

tures, prayer concerns and other information are posted there, and you can keep up with RLC youth there, both past and present. Join Today! f e b r u a r y 10 , 6 : 3 0 - 7: 0 0 p. m .

February 10th from 6:30-7:00pm there will be a middle school summer trip

Lutheran! Every Thursday at 6:45 am, high school-ers meet at St. Paul Bagelry for

informational meeting in the Worship Center at RLC. This year students currently

breakfast of champions.

to find out more about these amazing opportunities for your youth. For questions,

an hour of visiting with other RLC youth, yummy food, finishing up last night’s

homework, and a morning devotional before heading off to school… it truly is the Thirsty

in grades 4-9 will can go to Camp Hiawatha, while students currently in grades 6-8 can go to our Green Bay/Wisconsin Dells Mission Trip. Come to the meeting email Neal Cannon (

e v e r y s u n d ay a t 10 :10 a . m .

John 7:38 “The one who believes in me will have rivers of living water flowing

from his heart.” When we are thirsty, we go to the sink and get a glass of water… but where do we go when we thirst for God? RLC has a new Senior High Education

Hour where youth will discuss just that. Every Sunday at 10:10, 9th-12th graders are invited to the youth room for a time of learning, laughing, and asking big questions about God.

GIRLS’ RETREAT rescheduled

The Senior High Girls Retreat has been moved from February 12th to April 16th. SENIOR HIGH LOCK-IN @ BUCK HILL! F r i d ay, F e b r u a r y 19, 2 010 r e g i s t e r b y F r i d ay, f e b r u a r y 4 , 2 010

That’s right, a truly amazing senior high event is just around the corner! The-

BUCK HILL LOCK-IN is open to all 9th-12th graders who want to spend an entire

night skiing, snowboarding, tubing, watchin’ movies, playing games, and drinking

Mountain Dew to stay awake. On Friday, February 19th, The ski lifts will open at 11pm and close at 5:30am, and the $50 cost includes transportation from RLC to

Buck Hill and back, ski or snowboard rental, lift ticket, and snacks. Registration forms need to be in Megan’s hands by Friday, Feb. 4th. You are welcome to invite all of your friends! It’s going to be awesome! Psalm 139 Knitters l a s t w e d n e s d ay o f e v e r y m o n t h f r o m 5 : 0 0 p. m . - 6 : 3 0 P. M .

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together…” RLC has a new Senior High Knitting Ministry! They will meet on the last

Wednesday of every month to knit things for people in need while growing in friendship with one another and praising God with our craft. ALL KNITTING LEVELS WELCOME. We will teach you! The first meeting is on Wednesday, Janu-

ary 27th from 5-6:30pm in the South Mezzanine. BYON (bring your own needles) and get ready for a good time! Please contact Megan with any questions at

Illustration by Boaz Crawford


mission & outreach Mission and Outreach Update

G lo ba l O rga n i z at i o n s:

Thank you to those who donated cans of

Through God’s guidance, the Mission and

soup for the RLC Souper Bowl Soup Drive.

Outreach Committee is supporting two Mission-

of Love. Look for announcements at the begin-

Lutheran provides $20,000 annually to support

These were sent to Keystone Community Food Shelf. Our next food drive will be the Mountain

ning of March.

The Mission and Outreach Team would love

to have the involvement of every member at

RLC in at least one of the local or global programs listed below. Please contact Dave Tetzlaff

at 651-365-6303 if you are intersted in any of the programs mentioned.

Lo c a l O rga n i z at i o n s:

The Chrismas Concert Fund is for publicity

and advertising in the community. RLC invites

aries from the Twin Cities area that began their missionary work in the Fall of 2007. Roseville

these missionaries as they work to spread the Word of God in Jerusalem and Peru.

Multiple donations are given to our compan-

ion congregation in Tanzania. Scholarship programs for our partner congregation’s students

in secondary school and seminary students at Tumaini University, an agricultural education program for our companion congregation and yearly support for building and maintain for the preaching posts.

RLC provides financial support to the schol-

our neighbors to the Christmas Concert and oth-

arship program for International students at

RLC Pastors to give donations to members and

the MaaSae Girls Lutheran Secondary School

Bridging provides the economically disad-

School and Lutheran Elementary School in

er events over the Holidays.

The Good Samaritan Fund creates a way for

others in the community who are in financial duress.

Luther Seminary.

Operation Bootstrap Africa works with

(MGLSS) in northern Tanzania.

God is working in so many ways at the Bible

vantaged in transition with quality furniture and

Martin, Slovakia. RLC continues to support

The Banyan Community is a Christian Com-

The ELCA World Hunger Appeal is a com-

household items free of charge following a home visit and referral from a registered agency.

students in the lay leadership program and in the elementary school.

munity Development Corporation that builds

prehensive and sustainable program that uses

hood of South Minneapolis.

causes of hunger and poverty. ELCA World Hun-

relationships and improves the lives of youths and adults living in the East Phillips neighborThe Hospitality Center for Chinese serves

the needs of the Chinese University students and their families. This group is located across from the University of Minnesota - St. Paul Campus.

The Plymouth Christian Youth Center was

established to enrich the skills, prospects, and

spirit of area youth and adults by a partnership with families and the community. Its vision is

to create a place of strength, safety, and beauty where every young person is looked out for, nur-

tured, and challenged. Keystone




serves the Midway and North End areas of St. Paul, the north suburban communities of Ram-

sey County and beyond. KCS operates a variety

of programs for all ages which include a preschool, after school programs for at-risk school age children and youth, IDT (an alternative edu-

cation and support program for at-risk adoles-

cents), three food shelves, case management for seniors, the disabled and at-risk families, and a

comprehensive Seniors Program that provides

Meals on Wheels, peer counseling and programs for active seniors.

Loaves and Fishes meets once a month to

prepare and serve dinner at the Dorothy Day Center in downtown St. Paul.

multiple strategies—relief, development, education, and advocacy—to address the root

ger responds to neighbors around the corner and around the world.

help wanted - Loaves and Fishes s e c o n d M o n d ay o f e a c h m o n t h

A dedicated group from Roseville Lutheran

prepares and serves a meal at the Dorothy Day

Center in downtown St. Paul on the 2nd Monday of each month.

Through this program,

members have the opportunity for a personal connection with those in our community.

Loaves and Fishes typically serve cookies for

the desert. However, the cookie baking volunteers

have decreased. We are looking for a new cookie

baking group to help us each month. If you could

help, please bring 4 dozen cookies to the church

kitchen on the 2nd Sunday designated for Loaves and Fishes.

Due to increasing food costs, the funds for

Loaves and Fishes are low at this time. Please

VISION SLOVAKIA 2010 BUILDERS GROUP: FEBRUARY 28, 2010 10:10 Hour “Renovating Rooms - Renovating Lives” Speaker: k j olson

For the past 7 years, the Builders Group has

traveled to Martin, Slovakia helping to refurbish,

renovate, and build classrooms, offices, housing for the Center for Christian Education. That’s

just the beginning of the story of how this group has also “renovated lives” both in Slovakia and

here in America. We often hear from our Slovak

friends the profound impact we have had on the success of the Bible School and the Lutheran

Elementary school. That success is seen through the lives of 1st graders who perhaps come to the

Lutheran Elementary School having never heard about our loving Savior or having never heard a

prayer, much less prayed themselves. These kids

are impacting their families and bringing their parents back to the church! Without classrooms

for the Elementary School, the teachers wouldn’t have a place to teach the kids, and ‘renovating lives’ wouldn’t happen.

This past fall, the Lutheran Elementary School

was granted a long-term lease by the City for 3

adjacent buildings to provide classrooms for the next 2 new grades of classes in 2010-2011

and 2011-2012 and a dining hall! The 2010 project for the Builders Group will be focused

on cleaning, renovating, and painting at least 4 of the newly acquired classrooms and hopefully

the dining hall. There is the possibility of two

trips for the Builders Group, one in the summer

and one later in the fall, but we are waiting on more details from our Slovak friends. The esti-

mate for a 2 week trip is $2800-$3000 (much of it is tax-deductible).

Is this the year you take that leap of faith and

join the Builders Group? Have you often won-

dered why people come home from these mission trips so filled with JOY?? Do you want to share in some of that JOY!? You don’t need to

be skilled in building, just be flexible and have

a desire to learn! Oh, and of course, be ready to have a life changing experience for yourself!!

Greetings and God’s Peace from Eva Jano-

tová, who served RLC last summer as a Youth

Director Intern from Slovakia. Eva attends classes at Žilina University that are taught by the Martin

Bible School Professors. Her life has truly been impacted by the Bible School and by Roseville

Lutheran. Her plans are to be a teacher, maybe one day at the Lutheran Elementary School!

consider a gift to continue the outreach through Loaves and Fishes.

If you would like to get involved or just hear

more about this outreach program, please contact Beth Reinhart at 651-483-1577.


Receipts Expenses

212,402 132,338

222,035 139,906

729,882 703,363

743,659 762,442

-13,777 -59,079

199,687 142,594

678,958 705,358









financial update Fund Balances Operations YTD Designated/Restricted Funds

Roseville Lutheran Church Dec 2009 Month End Financial Summary Total Giving

December 2009 # of Average Dollars Givers Gift 185,882 11,094 22,031 27,046 246,053

2009 General Building Fund Christmas All Other Total

709 130 281 187 832

Church Ops Receipt Summary

262 85 78 145 296

December 2008 # of Average Dollars Givers Gift 165,933 10,588 29,469 31,588 237,577

Dec 185,882 22,031 0 2,482 1,155 851 212,401

General Offering Christmas Confirmation Loose Offering Tran. From Dedicated Misc. Income Total

663 136 335 190 833

26,519 533,055

Building Fund


Kitchen Fund




Investment Earnings


All Other Restricted Funds

250 78 88 166 285


Nursery School YTD Child Care YTD Endowment

Dec-08 165,933 29,470 0 2,666 625 993 199,686

5,346 -3,529 192,317

Cash Checking / Sweep Inv. Acct Vanguard Money Market Primevest Money Market Total

262,889 159,163 167,854 589,905

Year End Giving Statements

Church Operations Dec Actual Receipts Expenses

Dec Ministry Plan

YTD Actual

YTD Ministry Plan

YTD Variance

2008 Dec Actual

08-09 YTD Actual

212,402 132,338

222,035 139,906

729,882 703,363

743,659 762,442

-13,777 -59,079

199,687 142,594

678,958 705,358









Year end giving statements were mailed to homes in late January. Please

take a moment to review your statement. We are so thankful for your faithful

giving to the general budget. Your response to God’s abundance funds the ministry of RLC and all those we serve in Christ’s name. Thank you!

Fund Balances

children’s ministry Operations YTD Designated/Restricted Funds

26,519 533,055

Building Fund


Kitchen Fund

“Go, Go,211,892 Jonah”


Children’s Ministry Musical 32,171 f e b r u a r y 13 -14 , 2 010

Investment Earnings

29,335 189,007 Worship on Saturday, February 13 at 5 PM

All Other Restricted Funds

5,346 and Sunday, February 14 at 9 and 11 AM, will be -3,529

Nursery School YTD Child Care YTD Endowment

192,317A cast of 50 Kindergarten through very special.

Cash Checking / Sweep Inv. Acct Vanguard Money Market Primevest Money Market Total

262,889 159,163 167,854 589,905

6th Grade young people will be sharing the message of Jonah for the sermon time. In the musi-

cal “Go, Go Jonah” you will hear about Missions…

Obedience…Unconditional Love…The Truth of Scripture…The Sovereignty of God… These are just some of the many lessons contained in the

story of Jonah, all of which apply to our lives of faith as much today as in Jonah’s time.

Rediscover Jonah through this powerful wor-

ship experience led by children. There will also

Preschool Registration

Registration for next year begins on February

1 for those families that currently have a stu-

dent enrolled in school. (You may register any of your own children). Registration begins at

7:00 a.m. Registration for families of previously enrolled children and members of Roseville

Lutheran Church will begin on Monday, February 8. We will open registration to the public on

February 25. Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis. Please call Cindy at 651-488-6887 for registration materials or go

to You may either register in person, or by mail.

be a non-worship presentation of “Go, Go Jonah” on Saturday, February 13 at 3:00 p.m.

Biennial Children’s Ministry Garage Sale F r i d ay, A p r i l 16 , 3 : 0 0 - 8 : 0 0 P. M . S at u r day, A p r i l 17, 9 : 0 0 A . M . - 1: 0 0 P. M .

As you do your spring cleaning why not set

aside your good, saleable items for the Children’s Ministry Garage sale to be held April 16 and 17.

Children’s Ministry is looking for clothing, furni-

ture, electronics, sports equipment, household items, lawn & garden equipment, tools, books, knick-knacks and anything else that is in saleable

condition. Donations will be accepted beginning

Garage Sale Volunteers

would be helpful to the Sorting/Set-Up Crews

staff the Children’s Ministry Garage Sale. People

will speed up the process of getting the merchan-

some folks you may not otherwise encounter at

Saturday, April 10.

As you pack up your items for donation, it

if you could sort and mark your donations (i.e. housewares, clothing, knick-knacks, etc.) This dise in the correct rooms from the garage sale.

All proceeds benefit Children’s Ministry. This

is an easy way to help grow the ministry for children and families at RLC and in the community.

Many volunteers are needed to setup and

of all ages have been a part of the sale in the past

and it offers a great opportunity to get to know RLC. If you would like to help with the garage

sale contact Kim at 651-487-7752, ext. 226 or stop by the Children’s Ministry Desk to sign up.


staff & lay leadership Pastors

Nursery School

Craig Hanson, Lead

Cindy Laszewski, Director

David W. Hanson, Associate David Watson, Associate Music Ministry John Helgen, Director Sharon Boyce, Marys & Marthas Kristina Hanson, Youth Choir Lori Haaland, Handbell Choirs Theresa Tostengard, Children’s Choir Martha Mutch, Organist Children’s Ministry Kim Rehfeldt, Director Julie Hanson, Asst. Director

Child Care House

Linda Borgstrom, Asst. Facilities Ministry Steve Henry, Campus Manager Arlen Rystrom, Building Engineer Shelton Ingram, Custodian Chris Taylor, Custodian Congregational Council Tammy Pust, President Bill Metzger, President-Elect

Megan Moroff, Director of HS Ministry

Betsy Gilbert

Neal Cannon, Director of MS Ministry

Larry Gunderson Chenar Howard Carol Solie

Kathy Ferry, Financial Assistant

Ministry Teams

Andrea Fluegel, Pastoral Admin.

Charles Scott, Worship & Prayer

Laurel Hofeldt, Office Manager

Keith Gilbert, Education & Children

Linda Satrom, Administrative Asst.

Dave Tetzlaff, Mission & Outreach

Jan Harbour, Administrative Asst.

Janet Risinger, Youth & Family

Tammy Heiple, Nursery Supervisor

Dave and Kären Dudley are looking forward

to returning to Tanzania and leading this third

journey will be a visit to our companion con-

tations in Africa. Telephone them today at 651-

them as we celebrate together the Good News of Jesus Christ. In addition, the group will be visiting schools to meet students sponsored by RLC members, touring church-supported medi-

cal facilities, and going on safari in one or more national parks and game reserves.

Earlier mission teams from RLC traveled

to Tanzania in 2007 and 2008 and returned home with fresh insight into how the Lutheran

church is growing in Africa. They discovered the many ways our two companion churches can partner together for our mutual benefit and spiritual growth.

Illustration by Barton Damer

worship with us Relaxed Traditional | Saturday evenings, 5:00 p.m. Contemplative | Sunday mornings, 8:00 a.m. Traditional | Sunday mornings, 9:00 a.m. Faith & Fellowship | Sunday mornings, 10:10 a.m. Praise & Worship | Sundays mornings, 11:00 a.m.

Nursery provided

Children of all ages are welcome to worship with their fam-

ily; however, a nursery is provided for your convenience for

infants and children up to age 5, at the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. worship times and during the Faith and Fellowship hour every Sunday.

lenten soup suppers f e b r u a r y 2 4 , m a r c h 3 , 10 , 17 & 2 4 , 2 010 L u n c h : 11: 3 0 a . m - 12 : 3 0 p. m . d i n n e r : 6 : 0 0 p. m . - 7: 0 0 p. m .

Volunteer opportunities for one and all to participate!

Join other members of Roseville Lutheran

gregation in Ng’ang’ange and worshipping with

A.M. for that weekend.

choice of two or more varieties of homemade cookies.

Colleen Hopple, Kitchen Asst.

to Tanzania later this year. The highlight of this by Monday morning at 8:00

full salad bar including pasta salad, a variety of breads and a

Jean Odeen, Director

Church on an inspiring two-week mission trip

Weekly updates: E-mail articles for the weekly updates to com-

The menu will consist of your choice of two homemade soups, a

Hospitality Ministry

RLC Mission Team Plans Tanzanian Trip by the 10th of every month by 5:00 P.M.

Joel Toso, Vice-President Dan Buhr

Paddy Emerson, Financial Mgr.

Newsletters: E-mail newsletter submissions to communications@

Sue Menier, Director

Student Ministries

Ministry Support Staff

submission deadlines

mission trip, which is open only to a small num-

ber of RLC members because of logistical limi489-7243 for more detailed information about trip dates, itinerary, and costs.

Don’t miss this inspiring opportunity to meet

our brothers and sisters in Christ in Tanzania,

learn about their faith and culture, and see the exciting landscapes and wildlife of East Africa.

To volunteer, contact Colleen Hopple at 651-482-7887.

February 2010 Newsletter  

Roseville Lutheran Church monthly newsletter. Designed by Tiana Mae Design.

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