Bulletin Announcements

Grace Thought for the Week

God’s grace enables us to move forward in life with confidence, knowing that when we fail, we find safety and security in the love of Jesus.   Andrew Farley

Baby Dedication – 2 possible dates

Sunday, October 16 or Sunday, November 13.  Please contact Pastor Ray if you are interested.

Awana  – Click for more information and to Register

Awana begins September 14th!!  If you are available to assist with Awana on Wednesday evenings this fall please contact Sam Pauley at 507-829-4659.  There is a place for everyone; from team leaders, to listeners, to subs.  This is a great opportunity to build relationships with kids and freely speak with them concerning their faith in Jesus Christ.  We usually have around seventy children with half coming from the community – many without a regular church home.

Youth Ministries

Youth Group Begins September 14th!!  A ministry to kids in grades 6-12. Meets Wednesday evenings during the school year from 7:45-9:30pm.  Contact Pastor Mike for more info:  507-828-6763.

Legacy Builders Event – For singles and couples 50+.

Saturday, September 10th we will meet at the WWII museum in Granite Falls at 1:30pm.  Contact Sharla Bengston with any questions (507-507-485-2026) or Merlin Smith (507-485-3115).  We will go out for coffee after the tour.

Women’s Bible Study – The Armor of God

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you.  A devoted devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you:  his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed.  If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.  Starting September 13th the ladies bible study will start a 7 week study by Priscilla Shier called The Armor of God. A sign up sheet is in the foyer.  The video/study time is 7 – 8:30 but come at 6:45 for fellowship if you desire.  Contact Sherry (320-841-2070) or Mendy (507-829-5021) for more information.

Lunch with Pastor Ray & Elders – Sept. 18th

Pastor Ray and the Elders would like to extend to you an invitation to join them following the service on Sunday, September 18th for an informal time over lunch (we will order pizza).  This is just an informal gathering: no pressure, no agenda; just an opportunity to get better aquatinted, to share information and to answer questions.   If you are new to Swan Lake and have some questions or if you are looking for ways to connect, this would be a great place to begin as well.  We will meet following the morning service on the 18th, down by the coffee pots.  Please join us!    Pastor Ray

Financial Peace University

I’m excited to share with you that Swan Lake is planning to lead Dave Ramsey’s best selling class “Financial Peace University”.  As stated on his website, we all need a plan for money. Dave’s class will show you how to get rid debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! This class consists of 9 lessons and provide you with the tools to take control of your finances and change your life.  The material cost to you for this class is approx. $100. However, if you would be interested in this class and financial assistance for the cost is needed, please let us know and we would love to help! To sign-up and for class details, please contact the church office:  secretary@swanlakechurch.org.  God bless, Jesse Podratz