Double Your Gift Today-ELCA Good Gifts

Dear friends,

I’m excited to share some news with you: Thanks to the generosity of incredible supporters like you, we were able to meet our matching goal of $110,000 in donations for ELCA World Hunger over the last few days.

And now, we’ve unlocked an additional matching gift! If you have not yet had a chance to make a year-end donation that will go twice as far, this is your moment.

Thanks to a generous friend of ELCA World Hunger, all gifts will be matched today, dollar-for-dollar, until we reach $60,000!

In 2018, gifts to ELCA World Hunger reached people in more than 60 countries, including the United States. From microloans to water wells, agricultural training to advocacy, more than 500 ELCA World Hunger-supported projects are making a difference in the lives of our neighbors around the world. Together, we join God’s work in Jesus Christ’s name for the life of the world.

Please give today and your donation will go twice as far.


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We bought the Farm-Twice!

Today an announcement came through the office: “Thanks to a generous couple, every single ELCA Good Gift you give today will be matched, 1 for 1, until we reach $100,000.”

So, of course we took this fantastic opportunity to put together all of your donations towards buying the farm.  And we did it!  Plus our donation was matched, so we bought 2 farms… Way to go URLC, thank you to everyone who has donated for this amazing cause.GoodGifts_Doubled


Travel to Morocco

Travel to Morocco with Intrepid Tours
June 10 – 24, 2019

Aromatic tajines, palm-spotted, red-earthed landscapes and limitless generosity define the home of the Maghreb. Any visit, whether one

week or one month, will give you a glimpse of the friendliness, vibrancy and flavor of this Berber-Arab-Spanish-Portuguese-French melting pot.

Contact Marggi at 507.732.7303 if you are interested in going on this exciting adventure.

ISO: New Council Members


After the January 27 Annual meeting there will be three 3 year terms and one 2 year term open. Joan Henriksen, Tony Stensland & Roger Rueckert end their terms and Alex Moreno will be leaving after serving one year. There are a total of nine council member positions and so it is important to fill these

positions. The nominating committee members who will recommend members to fill the positions are Shirley Buck, Rene Arendt & Mike Brengman. Please contact one of these committee members or let JoAnne know at the church office if you are interested in serving. Thank you for your cooperation.