2nd Sunday in Lent

In next Sunday’s gospel reading, we are like chicks that need protection, for a fox is nearby.

Come to worship, and join us in praising the God who gathers us as if under loving wings.

Gospel: Luke 13:31-35

Neither Herod’s plotting nor Jerusalem’s resistance to maternal love will deter Jesus from his sacrificial mission.

31At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to [Jesus,] “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. 33Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.’ 34Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! 35See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.’ ”

Lutheran Men in Mission Breakfast with the Bishop

Saturday April 27, 2019
9:00 – 11:00 AM at Cabela’s (I-35 N) in Owatonna

  •  $10/person
  • Speaker: Gary Sloan
  • Send reservations and check to: Russell Tesch, 906 4th Ave SE, Waseca, MN 56093
  • Questions: Call 507- 835-3843 or e-mail: marietesch@mchsi.com


Gary Sloan has worked in the Grand Meadow school district for nearly 35 years as a teacher of special education students. He has coached football that entire time, serving as the head coach for the past 26 seasons. Sloan’s coaching record is 206 wins and 79 losses. His teams have won 4 state championships, 7 section championships and 10 conference/district championships. He has been the school’s Athletic Director and Transportation Director for the past 11 years.

Gary was raised on a dairy farm near Ellendale and later moved to Ellendale and graduated from Ellendale-Geneva High School in 1980. He graduated from Winona State University in 1985 with degrees in Special Education, Physical Education and Coaching. He has 3 college aged children that currently attend University of Minnesota, St. Cloud State University and Minnesota State University-Mankato.

Gary lives in Grand Meadow and is a member of Grand Meadow Lutheran Church.

Thank you to Thrivent Financial for supporting this event.

CLICK HERE to view/print the flyer
about this year’s Breakfast with the Bishop

Sue Quam Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Sunday March 3rd, 9am-12pm
URLC Fellowship Hall

Free Will Offering
  • pancakes
  • sausage
  • eggs
  • orange juice
  • coffee

The Quam Family Pancake Breakfast Fund Raising Event for Sue Quam will be on March 3, 2019 from 9am to noon in the Church Fellowship Hall.

Sue suffered a serious stroke and is unable to work. Tim has become her caregiver.

Please come and show Sue and Tim we support them. They have been long time members of our congregation and they need our help! Invite all your family and friends and spread the word.

If you are unable to attend, consider leaving a donation at the church office or CLICK HERE to donate online. Please mark check or envelope with “Quam”. I know it will be greatly appreciated.

If you want to donate food for the breakfast, butter and syrup are needed, please drop items off in the kitchen with a note indicating “Quam”.

Project 3R Report

The financial status of Project 3R is as follows; The debt as of December 31 is $146500. We received $6200 in December. 65% of the debt for the total $412485 project 3R cost has been retired. Funds for project 3R were received as follows for 2018.

Capital Improvement $2578
Undesignated memorials $4000
Thrivent $1664
Zumbrota Community Trust $6911
Member Donations $44780
Fund Raisers $7432
WELCA $2000
Trust Fund $14950

Thank you to everyone for your continued contributions.

Council Notes January 2019

  1. Pastor Marggi reported that the Guatemala trip is slated for March 8 – 18.
  2. The council decided it will review the building rental policy for a change.
  3. Overviewed the 2018 draft of the annual report.
  4. Reviewed a report showing the dollar amount of pledges for 2019 was up $160000 due to the efforts of the mission support committee.
  5. Set the next meeting for Monday February 11 at 6pm
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