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WHO WANTS TO GO TO SCHOOL IN THE SUMMER? INSTEAD JOIN US FOR SOME GREAT ADVENTURE CAMP EXPERIENCES AT RICHFIELD LUTHERAN CHURCH!


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PB&J KIDS ADVENTURE CAMP
May 28 – 30 from 9:30 – noon daily. Preschool – 2nd grade. FREE advanced registration requested. Learning is ful as we explore the world around us in PB&J Kids Adventure Camp. Children will learn praise, beauty and joy in exploration through fun activities, creative play, stories and craft. Daily themes are explored in art, theater, song and small group activities.

ONCE UPON A MUSICAL” SUMMER DRAMA CAMP
July 07 – 11 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Kindergarten – 5th Grade $50.00/child This summer musical camp is the perfect training group for young actors in a full length musical experience. All actors will learn about musical theater from audition to performance. Two show performed on Friday afternoon and evening for friends and families! Camp space limited – sign up early!

“I’M A GLEEK” SHOW CHOIR CAMP
July 14 – 18 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. 5th grade - 12th grade. Cost $65/student. In their fourth season the “RELC Sing sations” will learn the art of show choir song, dance and performance. The group will perform their 2014 summer set during Friday Night’s “Summer Cabaret.” Camp space limited – sign up early.

CREATION KEEPERS ECO CAMP
July 28 – August 01 from 1:00 – 5:00 daily. Preschool – 5th grade. $50/child. Who wants to go to school in the summer when you can be “Saving the Planet One Child at a Time?” Ecology Camp will include new and exciting daily field around town that show us through example how to take care of God’s creation through hands on learning and fun. Cost includes at least three bus adventure trips. Camp space limited – sign up early.

We came - we saw - we packed 20, 952 meals!!!


Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?’~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr~

WINTER 2014 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Winter/Spring 2014   WORSHIP SCHEDULE-3 ………[1-13-2014]

           

DATE                      Preacher    TEXT                        THEME______________

 

            Shining a Light on Our Purposes   [our personal & RELC’s]

          goal: everyday spirituality, aware of God’s presence & guidance

include 2 minute explanations from each team

January      5   Rolf   WORSHIP  Matt. 2:1-12   Epiphany       “Bob Challenge”         

                  12  MB  GROW                45 min.@ 9:15 Baptism of Jesus

                                                Cong. budget meeting at 10:00 a.m.

                  19  Rolf   GIVE  I Thessalonians 5:12-24  [show gratitude video]  [alumni mtg].

               BREW skit                                     [[Rolf gone 22 Jan. to 2 April]]

                  26 Mike   SERVE   Mark 10:35-45

February    2  Mike   INVITE  Romans 12:9-21

                  9  MB     CONNECT      Matt. 25:34-46        10 a.m. short service

Annual Congregational Meeting   

                16  Justin Lind-Ayres [from Augsburg] Jn. 6:35-59  [Jesus: bread of life]    [ alumni mtg]

                23  Mike   Jn. 7:37-52 [Spirit’s living water]

March         2   Mike    Jn. 9:1-41 [Jesus: light of the world]

 

LENT    prayer emphasis…unbinding our hearts       include testimonies

                          5 Mike  7 p.m. Ash Wednesday   Jn. 10: 1-18  Jesus, the Good Shepherd  

          [all midweek services at 4:30; Holden Evening Prayer, no sermon]

 LENT            9  Maggie Novak [prayer]  Jn 11:1-44 raising of Lazarus;

                                                                                                      Jesus: resurrection & life  Lent 1

                    16  MB  Jn. 13:1-17 footwashing/ Lent 2/  afternoon prayer workshop     [alumni mtg]               

                    23   Tito Jn. 18:12-27   Jesus’ trial; Peter’s denial  Lent 3

                    30  Mike Lent 4      Unbinding promotional sermon

April            6   Rolf  Jn 18:28-40  Jesus with Pilate, kingdom not of this world     Lent 5

                   13  Rolf     Palm Sunday  Jn 12:12-17; 19:16b-22          [alumni mtg.]

                   17  Mike   7 p.m. Maundy Thursday  Jn. 19:31-42

                   18  Mike    7 p.m. Good Friday

         20  Rolf     EASTER   Jn 20:1-18

27  Rolf     Tanzania partnership Sunday

 

MAY BEGINS OUR "UNBINDING THE GOSPEL" SERIES

 

 “Unbinding Your Heart”  40 days of prayer & faith sharing

WINTER 2014 WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Winter/Spring 2014   WORSHIP SCHEDULE-3 ………[1-13-2014]

           

DATE                      Preacher    TEXT                        THEME______________

 

            Shining a Light on Our Purposes   [our personal & RELC’s]

          goal: everyday spirituality, aware of God’s presence & guidance

include 2 minute explanations from each team

January      5   Rolf   WORSHIP  Matt. 2:1-12   Epiphany       “Bob Challenge”         

                  12  MB  GROW                45 min.@ 9:15 Baptism of Jesus

                                                Cong. budget meeting at 10:00 a.m.

                  19  Rolf   GIVE  I Thessalonians 5:12-24  [show gratitude video]  [alumni mtg].

               BREW skit                                     [[Rolf gone 22 Jan. to 2 April]]

                  26 Mike   SERVE   Mark 10:35-45

February    2  Mike   INVITE  Romans 12:9-21

                  9  MB     CONNECT      Matt. 25:34-46        10 a.m. short service

Annual Congregational Meeting   

                16  Justin Lind-Ayres [from Augsburg] Jn. 6:35-59  [Jesus: bread of life]    [ alumni mtg]

                23  Mike   Jn. 7:37-52 [Spirit’s living water]

March         2   Mike    Jn. 9:1-41 [Jesus: light of the world]

 

LENT    prayer emphasis…unbinding our hearts       include testimonies

                          5 Mike  7 p.m. Ash Wednesday   Jn. 10: 1-18  Jesus, the Good Shepherd  

          [all midweek services at 4:30; Holden Evening Prayer, no sermon]

 LENT            9  Maggie Novak [prayer]  Jn 11:1-44 raising of Lazarus;

                                                                                                      Jesus: resurrection & life  Lent 1

                    16  MB  Jn. 13:1-17 footwashing/ Lent 2/  afternoon prayer workshop     [alumni mtg]               

                    23   Tito Jn. 18:12-27   Jesus’ trial; Peter’s denial  Lent 3

                    30  Mike Lent 4      Unbinding promotional sermon

April            6   Rolf  Jn 18:28-40  Jesus with Pilate, kingdom not of this world     Lent 5

                   13  Rolf     Palm Sunday  Jn 12:12-17; 19:16b-22          [alumni mtg.]

                   17  Mike   7 p.m. Maundy Thursday  Jn. 19:31-42

                   18  Mike    7 p.m. Good Friday

         20  Rolf     EASTER   Jn 20:1-18

27  Rolf     Tanzania partnership Sunday

 

MAY BEGINS OUR "UNBINDING THE GOSPEL" SERIES

 

 “Unbinding Your Heart”  40 days of prayer & faith sharing

The Colors of the Church Seasons

Color, like music, plays an important role in the life of God's worshiping people. Just as music is the "handmaiden to theology," liturgical color complements the message of the seasons and occasions during the church year. Taking a familiar seat in the sanctuary preceding worship on any given Sunday, and the worshiper's emotions and intellect are immediately engaged by color. Liturgical colors aid in establishing a climate in which Law and Gospel may be heard and received.

Color, like light which is its source, is most helpful when it is pleasing as well as stimulating to the senses. However, let's never forget its primary role in divine worship: Color allows us to see the Light of Life, Jesus Christ. At Richfield Evangelical Lutheran Church, we see light reflected in our beautiful Christ window throughout the year in many different ways, depending on the location of the sun and the cloud cover of the morning.  At RELC, we follow the liturgical calendar.   The paraments, vestments, altar clothes, banners, traditionally employed each Sunday, must be seen as more than an attempt to decorate, or give accent to the chancel. They reflect the liturgical season we are currently in. 

Traditionally, five basic colors of a festive, penitential, and neutral nature have been used in most liturgical congregations. At RELC we use blue, white, purple, red, green, and black.  Following the church calendar (that begins with Advent in December) here is a brief listing of what colors go with what seasons:

BLUE is the more contemporary color increasingly used by many congregations in their observance of a new church year. Advent takes place four weeks prior to Christmas

WHITE is the color Christmas and Epiphany and takes us through Transfiguration Sunday - the Sunday before Ash Wednesday.

PURPLE is the color of Lent and is used in church settings from Ash Wednesday through Maundy Thursday.

BLACK  is seen very seldom during the year. It appears on Good Friday and is seen on the altar and cross.  The absense of light and the stark surrounding of the sanctuary send a sobering message of Good Friday.

WHITE is used for the season of Easter that takes us from Easter Sunday 50 days to the beginning of Pentecost.

RED is used on Pentecost Sunday and then during the season of Pentecost, the paraments change to Green. Red is also used in late October for Reformation Sunday.

GREEN is by far the most common color seen during the year. Lutheran Worship calls for its use during the seasons Pentecost.

On Christ the King Sunday, in late November, Richfield Evangelical Lutheran Church celebrates the church year by combining every color of the liturgical season into a celebration worship that leads us through the many seasons of the church before we start a new church year, the next Sunday, the beginning of Advent.

We invite you to join us any Sunday morning for worship at see the many colors of the church seasons reflected in our rainbow effected Christ Window at Richfield Lutheran at 9:30am.

APRIL 27 Holy Humor Sunday - One Worship At 10:00 a.m.

***A ONE VOICE WORSHIP AT 10:00 a.m.****

Take time to laugh with us this year!  Holy Humor Sunday services not only give Christians an opportunity for ongoing celebrations of the greatest miracle in human history - Jesus' resurrection - it also gives each of us an opportunity to celebrate, and give thanks for, our own smaller resurrections in this world and this life.


From time to time in our earthly lives, many of us have been dead - from illness, depression, physical injuries, emotional wounds, the loss of loved ones, financial losses - and yet have come alive and endured while looking forward to the Great Resurrection.


On April 27 - we celebrate that we are Easter People - and that is a cause to laugh!  Special One Voice Worship - one service at 10:00 a.m. - with special music by The Crosstown Community Band.  Coffee fellowship and conversation follows the worship service.  We hope you can join us!

A Humble Thank You!

The readers have voted - and we were surprised to find out:

Richfield Lutheran Church made the "Best of 2014" as chosen by the Richfield Sun Current in the categories of:

A)  Best Pastoral Leadership - Pastor Rolf Olson

 

B)  Best Youth Group - The Y-LIFE Youth

 

Thank you everyone for this wonderful honor.  We will continue to make you proud in 2014 - and beyond!

Faith, Fun and Fellowship For All Ages

RICHFIELD LUTHERAN - A PLACE FOR ALL AGES

We embrace children in church where the littlest voices engage in church as they coo and cry, talk and giggle in praise to the Lord.  Our "Sunday School" is on Wednesday Nights and Faith Education resumes September 11 with "PB&J Kids Bible Adventures" 6:30 - 7:30 weekly for Preschool - 3rd Graders (See September 08 Kick off article on the side bar for details).  Our "Confirmation Plus" workshops are held the second Saturday of each month startingSeptember 14 from noon - 5 p.m.

Children's Bulletins are available for littles as well as busy bags during both worship services Sunday.  See an usher for details.  Changing stations are located in our restrooms

 Richfield Evangelical Lutheran Church: a place for everyone,

 where faith, fun, and fellowship go hand-in-hand.

 

  

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WELCOME - Come B.R.E.W. with us...

Welcome to Richfield Lutheran Church!

Come B.R.E.W. community with us this fall - as we striving to be a place that is Building Relationships - Enhancing theWorld each and every day!  We are blessed to be a thriving Christian community centered on God’s grace in the Lutheran tradition. We welcome all who seek to meet the Risen Christ in worship and ministry and serve our community in his name. Actually, our mission statement lays it out: Richfield Evangelical Lutheran Church (RELC)Reaching out to Everyone with the Love ofChrist. We strive to embody our faith and mission in our own community and across the globe with partners nearby (Latino, African American, Russian) and in Tanzania.  We invite you to join us in this mission as we share the truth and love of God in Jesus Christ.  So, if you are part of this congregation, I thank God for you and your participation with us.  If you are just begining acquainted with us, we look forward to getting to know you and sharing with you the wonder of this faith we share!  Welcome and God bless you!

 Pastor Rolf Olson

 

  Join us in Service at The Weavers Wholeness Center!

Free Community Meals to Serve or Receive every Sunday   afternoon at 5:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall 

  

ALL are welcome! 

 

 

Come B.R.E.W. with us this week!

Spring has Sprung @ RLC!

Spring is officially on the calendar for this week and it's time to think about renewing ourselves as we move into the Easter season!   In this season of anticipation, we offer you a chance to start to grow your body, mind and spirit in faith, fun and fellowship!  At RLC - we embrace each season with warm celebrations of community and family.  Here are just a few of our many options for how we will B.R.E.W.(Building Relationships - Enhancing the World) as spring approaches- 

 Sundays -  (two worship options each week!)  Sundays at 9:15 (traditional) and 10:45 (casual Americana) with fellowship coffee following both services.  Children and families are encouraged to worship together with activity bags. children's bulletins and children's sermons at both worship options.  We offer Faith Education during our Wednesday Night Live programming- see below

 


Wednesday Nights - (resumes January 15)  our Faith Education fun is now on Wednesdays so families can worship together each Sunday.  Join us for "Bible Adventures A-Z" each Wednesday night for preschool - 3rd graders.  An hour of faith, fun and fellowship for littles to enjoy learning at their level.  

 

PB&J Bible Adventures

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The Evening also includes:

-Family Style Dinner @ 5:00 p.m. - free will donation accepted

-Choir Options as follows: 5:30 (kids) 6:30 (adult bells) and 7:30 (adult choir)

-The Youth Theater Company rehearses 5:30 - 8:30 with many options for parents to also help as production crew as we prepare for our new production of "Wille Wonka".

 

There are also many other faith, fun and fellowship groups that resume in the fall - look here for more details each week! 

Something for everyone - at Richfield Lutheran Church!

LOOK FORWARD TO SPRING WITH US!

Holy Week begins April 13 with Palm Sunday Worship

 

PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS OPTIONS

 DO YOU HAVE A PRAYER JOY OR CONCERN? 

Let us bring your prayer petition to the RELC church family next Sunday morning.  If you have a prayer joy or concern - here's what you do.

1.  Go to the home page

 

2.  Under "Site Navigation" click the Contact Us tab

 

3.  List your prayer concern there and we will include it during our next Sunday morning worship.  If you want us to reply to you - please let us know that, too and we will be in touch.

 

For more immediate concerns - please feel free to contact the church office at 612 861 2265.  God's richest blessings on your day!

 

Bible Study Options at RELC

Wednesday Morning Bible Study - 10:00am every Wednesday
in the Mary Martha Room
Contact the church office for details (612) 861-2265
Men's Ministry Bible Study and Breakfast Fellowship
1st & 3rd Saturday Mornings each month 7:30am
in the Mary Martha Room
Contact the church office, or Earl Evanstad at (612) 861-4793
 

Wednesday Night Music Options For Adults

At Richfield Evangelical Lutheran Church we have two Wednesday night music options for adults:

 6:30pm to 7:30pm - HANDBELLS 

Meets in the Sanctuary


The Top Ten Reasons to Play in the Jubilation Ringers:

 
 10. JuBELLation!  
 9.   Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings. (It's a Wonderful Life)
 8.   You miss playing in the high school band.
 7.   You enjoy being a ding-a-ling. 
 6.   Develop your eye-hand coordination. 
 5.   You will be a mover and a shaker. 

 4.   Build your biceps. 
 3.   Learning music!
 2.   Team work.
 1.   "Think when the bells do chime, 'Tis angels' music." -George Herbert

 

 

 

7:30pm to 9:00pm - SENIOR CHOIR 

Meets in the Choir Room

 

The Top Ten Reasons to sing in the Choir:

 10. Your favorite movie is Sister Act.
 9.   The side door conveniently located for early departure. 

 8.   The best way to start the week is on a high note.
 7.   When Pastor Rolf starts “preaching to the choir,” he’ll be preaching to you!
 6.   Enjoy reserved seating on Easter Sunday.
 5.   It's like American Idol, but we let you stay.
 4.   Breathe deeply, oxygenate those tired blood cells after work. 
 3.   Sing your faith with others.  
 2.   Help lead worship.
 1.   Exercise your musical gifts to the glory of God. 

 

For more information about these Music Ministry programs, contact the church office at (612) 861-2265.

 

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