Central Lutheran Church

A community Thanksgiving Eve worship service will be held at Central Lutheran Church, 1103 School St., Elk River at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. The public is invited. The service is planned and led by the Elk River Ministerial Association. The Rev. Sonja Dixon will speak. A pie fest will follow the service.

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Central Lutheran Church, 1103 School St., Elk River, will again be hosting a Thanksgiving Day Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28. All are welcome to attend and no reservations are required. The dinner is free. Donations will be accepted but are not required. If you would like to arrange to pick [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor  A delegation visiting Elk River from Tanzania, Africa, has returned home with a check to begin construction of an Elder House. The house, in Tanzania, will be a place where up to 14 elderly people at a time can receive care in the last days of their lives. The cost [...]

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Click here to learn more about the friendship that has led to the Elder House plan. by Joni Astrup Associate Editor In Tanzania, Africa, the AIDS epidemic and a flight to the city for economic reasons have resulted in the disappearance of much of the middle generation of family caregivers. As a result, healthy elders [...]

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Click here to read about an Elder House project. by Joni Astrup Associate Editor For 13 years, Central Lutheran Church in Elk River has had a friendship with two Lutheran churches in Tanzania, Africa. It began during a Mission Extravaganza event at Central Lutheran in 2000. The Rev. Isaac Jonathan Chengula, who is from Tanzania, [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A group of directors of children’s and family ministries in the Elk River area have combined forces to see God in Action. They are working together to put on a free outdoor Vacation Bible School on the evenings of July 14-18 at Lion’s Park in Elk River. This partnership between River [...]

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Central Lutheran Church and Young Life will partner again to make Elk River a cleaner place to live. Curt Hinkle, the head of the local Young Life chapter, said the hope is to spend four hours on April 20 combing the streets and parks of Elk River to pick up trash along roadways and in [...]

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by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer Feb. 8, Esther Dixon received an email from her adoption agency. Nearly a year before, she and husband Bjorn had decided to adopt from Ethiopia. The Zimmerman family was weeks from a referral. Soon they’d get that call that meant their 3-year-old twin girls, Liana and Amaya, would finally have [...]

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Central Lutheran will host a five-week series on “Ending Life with Dignity and Faith.” Dr. Jim Struve, Dr. Mark Johansson, registered nurse Judy Green, Dan Dixon, director of Guardian Angels and Carol Greier, Caring Ministry director will lead the course beginning, Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. to noon through Wednesday, March 20. Sessions include: [...]

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