January Announcements

ANNUAL REPORT IS AVAILABLE- If you would like a copy, please let the office know. They have been emailed to those on the Reminder list. Those who receive the Reminder as a hard copy will receive the Annual Report in the same manner. Copies that were not picked up on Sunday will be mailed on Tuesday, January 21st. If you do not receive your report by Friday, January 24th, please let the office know so that I can get a copy mailed to you and also update our records. Thank you.

Annual Meeting - will be Sunday, February 2nd after the service with a potluck to follow.

Pastor Matt's Installation will be Sunday, February 2nd during worship.

January Community Meall - Join us on Martin Luther King Day (Monday, January 20th) from 5:30-7:30 at the Morris Area Elementary School. The meal will include mac and cheese, oven baked fried chicken, collard greens, corn bread, and apple crisp.

February Community Meal - We need volunteers to help out as we serve the Community Meal this February.

Fusion Youth Group

  • Jan 5th – Jr. High meet at Faith at 6:30
  • Jan 12th – Sr. High meet at First at 6:30
  • Jan 15th – Mission Trip meeting at Federated at 5:30
  • Jan 19th – Jr. High meet at Faith at 6:30
  • Jan 26th – Sr. High meet at First at 6:30

Fusion Ski Trip – will be Sat. Feb 29th from 5-12 at Andes Tower Hills. Sign up by Feb. 9th with $20 (checks written to Trinity Lutheran Church) and the signed waiver to secure your spot. Open to 6th-12th Grades.

Volunteers Needed: Looking for more people (of all ages) who are willing to donate food on Sunday evenings for the Fusion Youth Group meetings. If you are interested, please contact Paula at 320-491-1502.

Information needed: Please contact the church office at 589-1153, or email, with your current address, phone numbers and email address. We are in the process of updating our records and mailing lists. Thanks for your help.

Missed a Sermon? No worries! You can see it on the Morris Cable Access Channel 6 on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. and Wednesday at 4 p.m. Also on our website.

For Federated Prayer chain concerns email or call the office at 589-1153.

Celebrating Mission and Life at Federated Church!

Micro-grants available Mission & Social Action Committee has funds available to support a favorite cause or kick-start a project to serve the community or indeed the world! How do you want to change the world? Grants will be small, but can make a genuine difference. Forms are available in the church narthex or office. Contact chairperson Brent Gausman with any questions. To date, two micro-grant has been awarded, one to the Westras for their work on our behalf in Zimbabwe and a second to Habitat for Humanity International for a church building project in El Salvador. A third micro-grant will cover the cost of renting the documentary "Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth," to be shown in October 2013 (watch for news about that)!

Pastoral Care Discretionary Fund The Council approved the establishment of a small fund for use primarily for unmet needs within the church family (broadly defined). Amounts given are limited, but can provide necessary help when persons find themselves in need. If you or someone you know within the wide scope of Federated's family, the pastor is the person to approach. Thank you to many of you who choose to provide for this Fund; it is already being used and having an impact.