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This Week’s Sermon: “Return to Me” – Studies in the Twelve
“It is Time to Seek the Lord”

This month’s memory verses are 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. I encourage you to take time to memorize them. Although it is a very short passage, it “packs a punch” when it comes to our lives, especially as we live through times of struggle and uncertainty. We need the reminder to rejoice, to pray, and to give thanks instead of being down in the mouth or cranky or anxious. I know God will use his Word as you hide it in your heart. Pastor Pat
Pastor Pat McBride can be reached at 507-824-3019 or 507-319-5201.

August Scripture Memory Verse
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Baptism Service
Sunday, August 23rd, following our morning worship
If you have put your trust in Christ, believer’s baptism is a way to declare your faith and give public testimony of your personal commitment to following Him.
If you would like to take part in our upcoming service or have questions about baptism, please talk to Pastor Pat.

Discovery Class – Coming Soon!
A Discovery Class will begin soon! The class will give you a good understanding of our church and will provide information on baptism and membership. If you are interested in attending, please sign up at the info table in the entry or use the tear-off on Notations and drop it in the offering box. Dates have not been set for this two-session class, as we would like to find a time that works best for everyone interested in attending.

Reminder - Covid-19 Update
Please follow the safety & distancing guidelines posted around the facility. In compliance with the directive from the state health department, we now require everyone to wear a face mask while attending worship. In addition, as you visit after Sunday worship, we ask that you do so outside the building. We will continue to livestream our morning worship and to broadcast the service to the parking lot on AM 1620. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

Sunday Morning Prayer Time -- 9:15 a.m.
Please join us as we gather together to seek the Lord’s mercy and help on behalf of our nation, our state, our communities, and our families. With all that is happening, we are compelled to pray! We meet at the north end of the west parking lot (weather permitting, otherwise in the adult Sunday school room). Please join us in humbling our hearts before our God and calling out to Him in prayer.

Young Adult will meet this evening at 6:30.

The Refuge Youth Group will meet at 7:00 this Wednesday. Invite friends to join us!

Please remember to invite others to join us as we worship each week, whether in person or online. Having our online option has allowed many to hear the Gospel and we praise God for this unique opportunity! To view the livestream, please visit the church website at and click the YouTube link.