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Fifth Sunday in Lent
Sunday, March 29, 2020
8:30 am Worship Click below for livestream http://www.firstlutheran.tv/
As we near the end of March, you will be reaching the end of                         your “Christ in Our Home” devotional booklets.                                              If you would like the April, May, June edition mailed to your home,       please contact the church office at 852-4853 or minotfirstlutheran@gmail.com.
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March 24, 2020  

             Dear People of First Lutheran,  

  Once again “social distancing” and “flatten the curve” are key phrases for the week,  and once again we will worship in a broadcast-only format on March 29th. We in the office are trying to settle into this new, temporary rhythm of equipping the congregation for worship. To that end, please find the bulletin for Sunday morning enclosed. Join us over KRRZ 1390 AM or www.firstlutheran.tv at 8:30 for our regular worship service. 

As we near the end of March, you will be reaching the end of your                        “Christ in Our Home” devotional booklets. If you would like the April,                      May, June edition mailed to your home, please contact the church office                  (852-4853; minotfirstlutheran@gmail.com) Or you may sign up for a free e-mail subscription  to the daily devotionals through the end of April here: https://bit.ly/3dkybNR.

Giving an offering continues to be an important aspect of both our worship and our on-going congregational life. If you are able to support the ministry of First Lutheran with a financial contribution, you may mail your offering, ask your bank to send a check (using the “Bill Pay” feature), or visit www.flcminot.com and click the “Online Giving” tab to give by credit card or with your checking or savings account. Thank you for your support.

           In just one week, we will be sending you worship materials            for Palm Sunday.  Staff is busy thinking about how we might observe Holy Week this year in light of our inability to come together in person.                   We’re finding energy in the range of possibilities—stay tuned! 

Unfortunately, it is still too early to determine exactly when we will be able to gather in person for regular activities and worship. I will continue to be in close contact with our church council as we make that decision based on current recommendations from state and local officials. In the meantime, remember that even as we are physically apart, we are spiritually united through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is an opportunity to live out our conviction that church is not something you attend; church is who you are. 

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, 

nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, 

nor depth, [nor a virus,] nor anything else in all creation, will be able 

              to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.                                                                          ~ Romans 8:38-39 

In Christ, 

Pastor Brandy Gerjets


Dedications and Memorials:


·         In loving memory of Nancy Lockrem on her birthday, we love you, Wes & Carol Miller & family


Prayers for Healing, Comfort, & Thanksgiving…

V     Ron Huber (son in law of Adeline Forsberg)

V     Larry Zablotney (brother in law of Karen Barnes)

V     Karen Baeth (mother of Kris Shipley)

V     Doran Miller

V     Vie Barden

V     Alesia Candill

V     Harris Olafson (son of Clinton & Kaylee Olafson)

V     Bonnie Lillemon

V     Florence Peterson

V     Inge Ellingson (sister-in-law of Florence Petersen)

V     Florence Soltis


Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Kenneth Eliason.  Kenneth passed away on Thursday, March 19th.  

Kenneth was Donald Eliason’s brother.


FLC e-mail addresses

   Pastor Brandy: pastorbrandy@gmail.com

Pastor Ellery: pastorellery@gmail.com

Education Director: firstlutheranedu@gmail.com

Finance Secretary: flcfinanceminot@gmail.com

Administrator: minotflcoffice@gmail.com

Administrator Assistant: minotfirstlutheran@gmail.com

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Faith Building and Opportunities for Service in Mission:

First Lutheran Church Women 

Circles 3 & 7 usually meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. 

Circles 1, 2, 4, & 6 meet on the 1st Thursday of the month.

Contact person: Judy Ross 701-720-7704

Men’s Bible Study & Breakfast

Join us every Thursday morning for Bible Study at 

Perkins Restaurant at 7:00 am.  Everyone is welcome!  

Lots of good food and fellowship!  

Contact person: Lowell Latimer 701-852-2400

SEARCH Bible Study

 Friday mornings at 9:30 am in the Parish Center. 

If you’re interested in fellowship and great conversation,

 please join us! Everyone is welcome! 

Contact person: Joan Varty 701-839-1308

Quilters Group 

Every Monday morning at 9:00 am in the church basement. 

They are in the quilt room and ready to sew! 

Contact person Judy Ross 701-720-7704



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