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You’re Invited to Pack Meals at Feed My Starving Children

SOTV members are invited to join thousands of others in Dakota County in the annual Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) South Metro Meal Pack, February 4 - 9, 2019.

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Categories: Connect, Local Mission
Tags: volunteer, serve, feed my starving children, pack meals

Volunteer Before or After Worship

You are invited to use your gifts to serve out of love for God and our neighbor. We have many options that fit many different interests and schedules. Encourage your family, friends, or ministry group to serve with you!

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Categories: Connect, Local Mission, Global Mission
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Summer’s Heartbeat

Where do your summers take you? The cabin or on a road trip, weekend getaways or transatlantic adventures?

Wherever this upcoming summer finds you, remember that the heart beats on here at SOTV. As many ministries take a break over the summer months, there are several other ministries that are just getting started when June rolls around. Here’s a snapshot of a typical summer at SOTV...

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Categories: stewardship
Tags: stewardship, summer, upcoming summer, Vacation Bible School, Camp Wapo, serve, Men's North Shore Summer Retreat, Habitat for Humanity, summer ministry, volunteers

Putting Feet to Our Faith

We are grateful and encouraged by all of the ways the SOTV congregation has participated in serving others, particularly during this Year of Send. Members have intentionally looked for ways to use their spiritual gifts to serve as our faith leads us in Jesus’ name.

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Categories: News, Year of SEND
Tags: pack the pews, minnesota foodshare, food shelf, food drive, march food drive, lenten food drive, our daily bread food shelf, take out jesus, serve, year of send, spiritual gift, Food Shelf

Get to know the REAL Jesus

“Will the REAL Jesus please stand up?”

This famous line is from the TV game show To Tell the Truth. Here is what I think of that sentence: even though I am a pastor and student of the scriptures, I catch myself wondering if I truly understand this strange, wonderful, confusing, and astounding Jesus we follow. It really would be nice to have a neat little box to put Jesus in that shows I have him all figured out!

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Categories: News, Worship, Care, Connect, Learn, Local Mission
Tags: Epiphany, season after Christmas, christian, lutheran, faithbasics, immersed in the word, lois tverberg, worship, breaking bread, serve, homelessness, God's love, care, support group, pray, prayer shepherds