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03
Oct 2016
Breakthrough Prayer - Carrying Prayer Everywhere

Unique resources, to deepen and enhance your prayer life, will be offered as a part of each prayer training throughout the week. A prayer workshop with Rob Griepentrog of OnSite International, Inc. The schedule for the week of October is as follows: Saturday, October 15th- 8:00 am Prayer Breakfast at La Crescent United Methodist Church, followed by a brief prayer training on prayer walking and prayer mapping.  A 30-45 minute prayer walk will follow immediately into one or more of the neighborhoods in La Crescent. Sunday, October 16th- OnSite prayer update and......

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21
Sep 2016
Chicken-Q

What comes once a year, smells and tastes delicious, requires over 40 volunteers of all ages to put on, and generates a lot of “buzz” in the community and our church?  It must be the Annual Applefest Chicken Que! History Each year, for many years, LUMC has been hosting a chicken que at the fest grounds of Applefest.  Back in the 90’s, the men of our church cooked chickens over grills, with a “special” basting sauce and people like Sheri and Mike Wert helped coordinate pie baking and selling, home made BBQ......

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18
Sep 2016
Website Celebrates 1 Month

The fledgling tech committee has been busy in the past year, and we have a new website, a more active Facebook presence, new technology in the sanctuary, and automatic live-streaming and updates to the youtube page. It’s a Website! On August 16, the La Crescent United Methodist Church “gave birth” to a new website. It took about 9 months for a group of dedicated but not-technologically gifted volunteers to work with Sleeping Giant Studios to update and re-do our website. We give many thanks to Peter Bell for his hard work in......

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09
Sep 2016
The Church Nursery is Now Open!

Families looking for childcare during the worship services need look no further!  The church Nursery opens this Sunday after months of remodeling and reworking the spaces.  The nursery welcomes children from age 6 weeks through 3 years old to the new space which features a reading corner, dress-up clothes, a train table, arts and crafts station, and more!  The second room of the nursery is the “quiet area” and includes infant toys, rocking chairs and pack-n-plays.  The Nursery is open from 10:00-11:30 am on Sunday mornings. Additional hours will be added on Sunday......

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05
Sep 2016
3 ladies are around a large table filled with nice clothes for children.

The Clothes Closet started in about 2001 when someone noticed a need amongst school-aged children needed clothes. The clothes closet started after finding a room at the church to host the closet. Donations The Closet is often in need of new or slightly used clothes for school-aged children. Clothing donations can be clean, folded and current children styles.  Cash donations are used to buy new socks and underwear and a new outfit for each student. The time of highest need is in August. Hours The Clothes Closet is open on request and on Back to School......

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03
Sep 2016
Uninvited

Uninvited: Sounds like a strange title for a post doesn’t it? Last time I wrote about the wisdom of Linda Dillow in her book Calm my Anxious Heart. In previous studies, we enjoyed reading Unglued and The Best Yes, both written by Lysa. For our next study, we will be reading Uninvited. After 2 studies with Lysa, it does feel like we are on a first name basis. She is incredibly personable and the production quality on the DVD is outstanding. Through her writings and DVDs, Lysa does a wonderful job of reminding us to use......

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25
Aug 2016
Back to School Night Supplies More Than Notebooks

The t-shirts said, “Live Generously”.  They were a gift from one of our Lancer Locker sponsors, Thrivent Financial, but they spoke so much more to me. Lancer Locker Lancer Locker was born ten or or more years ago out of the desire to live more generously.  It was the result of three teenagers coming back from a mission trip and wanting to do more for their own community, and it lives on.  Every year, the youth organize supply collections and host a Back to School Night. They sort, collect, buy and give......

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21
Aug 2016
A woman who is missing her legs uses her arms to propel a tricycle.

In Matthew 25:40, Jesus said, “Whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me..” In this case, the least of our brothers are those who cannot walk – those in other countries who use their hands to move through dirt streets. Volunteers from the church are being the hands and feet of Jesus through Personal Energy Transportation (PET) International. (PET International can be found on social media on Facebook or on Twitter at @GiftofMobility.) La Crescent UMC participates with PET, MN-Twin Cities to produce the wood portion of the PET pictured here and......

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21
Aug 2016
Calm my Anxious Heart

Let’s start at the very beginning….I’m writing here as a regular member of the La Crescent UMC. My wonderful husband and I live in the La Crescent community and have been granted the opportunity to be responsible for helping to raise 2 Christian children – yikes, that is a big job! I’m writing here as a member of the La Crescent UMC and an ecumenical women’s Bible study. We meet every couple of weeks in homes around La Crescent. We are women of Jesus who use our studies to learn and grow in......

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11
Aug 2016

Walk to Emmaus us is such a great and potentially life changing experience of Christian community.  My wife, Debbie, and I, did our walk 15 years ago, and more than a dozen from our church have gone at various times.  A reunion group meets the first Sunday of every month, for a pot luck, and fellowship time at noon.   If you have not made your Walk, and would like to know more about this adult Christian renewal weekend, call Rick or Linda Thrune at 507-643-6320. Click here for the Walk to Emmaus MN website to......

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