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From Pastor Brian:
Praise God from whom all blessings flow! I pray that the Lord is guiding and encouraging you through His holy Word. This week we will be looking at 1 John 3:1-3 for our sermon text. The Apostle John encourages believers with the hope and future glory in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. The Scripture lessons are Psalm 34:1-10 and Matthew 5:1-12.
           I would like to make you aware of some changes as well as some announcements. For our online worship services we have started recording the sermons as they are delivered on Sunday morning. This means that the worship services will not be posted until later that afternoon on Sunday. This is an attempt to streamline the process as well as provide a means of connection for those who are not attending. Both pastor Ben and myself feel we preach with more enthusiasm and passion on Sunday morning verses on Thursday morning in an empty sanctuary. We are not quite set up for full-on live streaming the entire service, but we are considering that option.
           Also, we would like to thank all of you who joined in the effort to search for Andrea Nyberg. You were a true blessing to the Nyberg family! Andrea’s funeral will be on Saturday October 31st. The reviewal will be at 12:30 pm and the funeral will be at 1:30 pm. The funeral will be live-streamed and we will send out a link for that on Saturday morning.
           I further want to inform you that Wally Benson passed away late Tuesday evening. His funeral will be on Tuesday November 3rd. Details will follow when we receive them. This funeral will also be live-streamed for those who would like.
           There are two new YouTube studies posted this week. From Z2X has a new episode and Table Talk (a Bible study in 1 Peter) has a new episode as well. Please check those out. The link is further down in this email.
           Thank you again for your faithful prayers and support! We greatly appreciate it!!
-Pastor Brian Ricke

Below is information for the coming weekend:

We offer two Sunday Worship services. The times will be as follows:

Starting this Sunday, we will be handing out bulletins again. Click this link to see it!: See November 1st Bulletin.

The elders and pastors felt it was important to update our COVID-19 Guidelines for our worship services and ministry programs. Please read through the guidelines as there are some important updates and changes. 
The following is from the Nyberg family:

Dear friends and family:
Thank you so much for all of the little and big ways you have been supportive to our family during this difficult time. Yet even in the midst of the extreme circumstances surrounding Andy’s home going, we have seen the Lord’s grace to us and we know Andy is rejoicing with the Lord.

Ron, Jason, Eric and families ~

  • Funeral Service held at: Hope Lutheran Church - 5200 Emerson Ave N. Minneapolis, MN 55430
  • When: Saturday, Oct. 31st
  • Reviewal | 12:00pm-1:30pm Friends & Family
  • Private Service | 1:30pm
  • Service will be live-streamed at:
  • Memorials preferred to family or the Alzheimer Association.
  • For more information visit the Funeral Home at:

As always if you have needs or prayer concerns or praises to share - please let us know by clicking HERE to fill out an online form or call 612.521.3547.
Stay connected by watching our YouTube Channel

Check out Pastor Brian and his son Eliah's new video posted on the 25th of October:

We have recorded two formats per week (Table Talks will be taking a break over the summer) you can watch:
  • Wednesday Evenings | Table Talks | Watch prior recordings!
  • Sunday Morning | Service
If you are unable to watch via the YouTube channel, contact the church office and a dvd can be mailed or picked up