Chili Cook-off - January 29, 2012
Sponsored in part by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, our chili cook-off is not only fun for all ages but raised money to help a family with some urgent and unexpected medical expenses.
Reformation Party - October 30, 2011
Sponsored by our Sunday School, our Reformation Party featured songs and videos about Martin Luther; snacks like pretzels, kuechen and root beer; lots of good conversation and the chance to make-your-own version of Martin Luther's seal (see below).
Luther's Seal (in Luther's words)
First, there should be a black cross set in a heart, which should keep its natural color. This will remind me that faith in the Crucified saves us. Because: "If you believe in your heart, you will be justified." Even though it is a black cross, which kills us and causes pain, yet it allows the heart to remain its natural colour; it does not destroy the heart's nature, that is, it does not kill the heart, but keeps it alive. Because "The just will live by faith" - but faith in the Crucified. But this heart is fixed upon the center of a white rose, to show that faith causes joy, consolation and peace. The rose is white, not red, because white is the ideal colour of all angels and blessed spirits. The rose, moreover, is fixed on a sky-colored ground, to denote that such joy of faith in the spirit is but an earnest yearning and beginning of heavenly joy to come, as anticipated and held by hope, though not yet revealed. And around this groundbase is a golden ring, to signify that such bliss in heaven is endless, and more precious than all joys and treasures, since gold is the best and most treasured metal. Christ, our dear Lord, He will give us grace unto eternal life.