Posts with the tag “unique-purpose”

Guest Preacher Nicholas Tangen
by Aaron Achartz on April 4th, 2024
At All Saints, we're committed to making a relevant impact in our community. On Sunday, April 21 we welcome Nicholas Tangen from the Minneapolis Area Synod to preach about how faith practices can lead us into deeper connections with our neighbors.Nicholas Tangen is the Director of Faith Practices & Neighboring Practices at the Minneapolis Area Synod, ELCA. In his role, he gathers Lutherans from co...  Read More
Mental Health Connect Stories of Hope Fundraiser Breakfast
by Aaron Achartz on March 9th, 2024
Join Pastor Jon, Karen Saboe, and Marge Schaffer for breakfast from 8 to 9 am, Thursday, May 9th at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave S, Minneapolis 55419.David Lohman will share his story and music. David is a conductor, pianist, singer, actor, arranger, and songwriter.All Saints is sponsoring a table for 8 people. No cost for a place at the table. You will have the opportunity to donate ...  Read More
Civic Life and Faith Follow-Up Meeting
by Aaron Achartz on February 28th, 2024
The ELCA has issued a Social Statement Draft on Civic Life and Faith. We’ll be gathering for a session on Sunday, March 17 after worship to follow up on the conversations we had last fall around the ELCA’s study on Civic Life and Faith. We’ll discuss parts of the draft statement and other articles that were shared. Let us know you’re coming by signing up at the Welcome Center or emailing the churc...  Read More
ICA March Food Drive Begins
by Aaron Achartz on February 27th, 2024
Neil came to the food shelf after a long career and a lifetime of self-sufficiency. Nearing retirement he was diagnosed with cancer and needed help. Because of his illness, his ability to work was significantly curtailed, reducing his income. Because of that he couldn’t keep up with all his bills. Neil came to ICA for help and thanks in part to your gifts, they have been able to provide Neil with ...  Read More
Volunteer at the Easter Eggstravaganza
by Aaron Achartz on February 24th, 2024
We are excited for this year's Easter Eggstravaganza on March 30th. Last year we welcomed over 200 kids and their families! To make this year successful, we need volunteers to set-up, serve as greeters, assist at the crafts table, guide at the I Spy, and do clean up. We also need kids and youth to help hide eggs, and adults to help with popcorn and drinks.If you are able to help, sign up at the We...  Read More
ICA March Food Drive
by Aaron Achartz on February 5th, 2024
ICA is seeing record numbers of families visiting the food shelf. With over 1000 families visiting each month, their food stock is in constant need of being replenished. Traditionally the spring is a time when contributions of food and financial support begin to decline. In response ICA joins the hundreds of other food shelves in Minnesota to encourage contributions during March Food Share month. ...  Read More
Next Inspired Life Speaker: Rev. Hannah Campbell Gustafson
by Aaron Achartz on January 2nd, 2024
Come on January 30 at 7pm to hear Rev. Hannah Campbell Gustafson tell the story of her passion for mental health, and the journey that led her to become Executive Director of Mental Health Connect in June 2023. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy declared that we are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness and isolation, and this disconnection negatively impacts our well-being. Hannah will share ...  Read More
Feed My Starving Children on January 10
by Aaron Achartz on December 27th, 2023
Every year, Crossroads youth go to Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) to pack food for those in need all around the world. It is one of the youths’ favorite service events! This year the youth would like to share their favorite serving event with everyone from the congregation.Our packing session is on Wednesday, January 10 from 7–8:45 pm. Everyone should meet at the Chanhassen Feed My Starving Chil...  Read More
Come Together Tomorrow at Our Neighborhood Fall Fest
by Aaron Achartz on September 29th, 2023
Gather with your family, friends, and neighbors in our west parking lot for our Neighborhood Fall Fest! We’ll have the Rusty Taco food truck, which will be selling tacos, sides, and beverages. For the kids, there will be inflatable axe throwing, an inflatable obstacle course, and a balloon artist. A live DJ will be taking requests from the crowd.Share the Facebook Event with your friends and neigh...  Read More
New Inspired Life Series Begins October 17
by Aaron Achartz on September 26th, 2023
We are beginning our new Inspired Life speaker series: Building Mental Wellness Together, which is focused on supporting our families, our neighbors, and ourselves with strategies of resilience so that we can all thrive. We will hear about the current state of mental health and policy, learn techniques to be more mindful, and create a community of wellbeing in all areas of wellnessOur first talk i...  Read More
Neighborhood Fall Fest
by Aaron Achartz on September 9th, 2023
Gather with your family, friends, and neighbors in our west parking lot for our Neighborhood Fall Fest! We’ll have the Rusty Taco food truck, which will be selling tacos, sides, and beverages. For the kids, there will be inflatable axe throwing, an inflatable obstacle course, and a balloon artist. A live DJ will be taking requests from the crowd.Share the Facebook Event with your friends and neigh...  Read More
Come Together This Sunday to Kick Off Fall
by Aaron Achartz on September 7th, 2023
Join us Sunday as we kick off fall! We begin our new sermon series "Community: A User's Guide" in Sunday's worship service. Saints Chorale, which begins rehearsals tonight, will lead the worship service and sing a favorite hymn during the Offering. After the service, our Civic Life and Faith Study has its first session.Kids Connection begins this Sunday, and meets during worship in our kids space ...  Read More
Volunteer with Kids or Youth
by Aaron Achartz on August 31st, 2023
All Saints has awesome family ministry programs. In order for these programs to be successful, we need individuals who are willing to spend some time enriching the lives of our All Saints kids and youth. You will be provided with age appropriate training and will go through a background check. You don’t need to be a teacher in order to influence the lives of young people, you just have to be willi...  Read More
Serve at All Saints
by Aaron Achartz on August 18th, 2023
Each of us is uniquely gifted and can find greater meaning in serving. If you'd like to connect with others and make an impact in All Saints' ministry, this is a great place to start. Help us provide a great experience for guests on Sundays and serve our community and families. The following roles range from super easy to more involved. All are needed for fall.Sunday Coffee HostMake and serve coff...  Read More
Free Donuts
by Aaron Achartz on August 4th, 2023
You may have noticed that for the last year we've been offering free donuts once a month. We're able to provide these because of your generous donations. There's a notable difference in the community and conversation that takes place after worship when we have snacks and coffee to share. We offer the donuts as a gift to spread this generous spirit and community. Thank you for your ongoing gifts th...  Read More
Upcoming Study - Civic Life and Faith
by Aaron Achartz on July 3rd, 2023
The ELCA has released a study on “Civic Life and Faith.” It’s an invitation to join a conversation about religious liberty, the proper role of the church in relation to government, and many other critical topics. This study is part of the process toward developing an ELCA social statement on topics related to civic life and faith, including how we address controversial topics, the objectives of de...  Read More
All Saints Garden
by Aaron Achartz on July 2nd, 2023
The All Saints Garden project began last June with weeding and replacing the rocks in the steps going up to the picnic table and benches. Steve Suppan helped by trimming shrubs. Then the hot and dry summer delayed further work. This spring several volunteers stepped forward to continue the work. Cindy Grotz and Betty Oestenstad have led the work this summer by removing weeds, moving plants, transp...  Read More
Help All Saints Garden Come to Life This Summer
by Aaron Achartz on June 2nd, 2023
All those passionate about Minnesota hardy perennials are invited to contribute a clump to the church garden on the south side of the building. Plans are to plant low maintenance, self-sustaining plants to beautify the space. Healthy, weed-free plants from your home or purchased new – all are welcome. Instead of a master plan, items can be added on an ongoing basis.We added wood mulch between plan...  Read More
ICA Volunteer Opportunities
by Aaron Achartz on June 1st, 2023
With some volunteer turnover for summer, ICA is in need of volunteers for the following positions:CA truck driver (requires DOT physical / NO special license required) – Friday mornings, 8:30am - 11:30amRide Along in ICA truck (assist driver with rescuing food from community partners) – Friday mornings, 8:30am - 11:30am Perishable sorting (culling produce and composting) – Friday mid-mornings, 10:...  Read More
Postal Food Drive Result
by Aaron Achartz on May 25th, 2023
Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation.On May 13, mail carriers and ICA used our east parking lot as a collection point for the local neighborhoods. ICA collected a t...  Read More
Join Our Dedicated Volunteers
by Aaron Achartz on March 24th, 2023
Did you know that Don Taragos has been ushering at All Saints for 45 years?  Read More
Inspired Life Series: Ann Pierce
by Aaron Achartz on March 21st, 2023
Our Inspired Life: Environment and Wellness series continues next Tuesday, March 28th at 7pm with Ann Pierce, Director of the Minnesota State Parks & Trails, who was rescheduled due to the snowstorm. She is speaking on the environment and the State Parks & State Trails of Minnesota.There will be a free drawing for a Minnesota State Park annual pass, so be sure to get a ticket from an usher for you...  Read More