Transition News
The next step in the Call Process is the formation of a Transition Team.  Members of the team will work with Pastor Galen to complete the Ministry Site Profile which helps the Synod match our congregation with eligible ministers in our search.
The following members have stepped forward to serve on the Transition Team:  Stefani Lekkas (Council Liaison), Katie Bultman, Caitlin Edstadt, Dave Jacobson, Erv Kleinsasser, Ginger Millner and Jeff Russum.  Please pray for them and discuss your thoughts with them and with Pastor Galen as we move forward in this process.

School Supplies for Franklin Elementary
Franklin Elementary is asking for our help again this year in getting school supplies to the children.  The need this year is greater than ever since they are not allowed to share items due to COVID 19. 
The supply list is below.  You also have the option to make a monetary donation. Please make the check to Cross of Hope and write “Franklin Elementary” on the memo line.
You may drop off your donations on Sunday mornings or during regular office hours. Please give the office a call 763-753-2057or email to let Kelly know you are coming. The deadline is November 1st.  Thank you for your generous support in the past, and thank you also, in advance, for your care and concern for there students.
Crayons 24 pk.
Colored pencils
White board markers
Scissors-small-for kindergarten
Colored folders
Monetary donation to Cross of Hope – write “Franklin Elementary” on the memo line

Worship with your Church Family


Worship will be in the front of the church through Oct 4.  Bring your own lawn chair. 
Beginning on Sun, Oct 11 we will begin worshipping inside the church.  Masks will be required as long as the executive order is in place.  More details to follow.
There was no livestream for the service on Sept 27 due to technical difficulties.

We will continue to Live Stream the services for those who aren’t comfortable coming to in-person Worship yet.

Church Cleaners Needed

We are in need of volunteers who would be willing to clean the church.  Openings available in October.  We are on a rotating schedule which is a full clean one week and then bathrooms and a couple other things the next.  You will receive a certificate for $25 for bathroom week and $100 for a full clean for scrip cards which help support the Preschool.  Contact Kelly in the office to sign-up or for more information.

Faith Formation

Women’s Bible Study
The Women’s Bible study is continuing on Thursdays at 10:30 am.  Studying the Gospel of John.  This study will be led by Stefani Lekkas.

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Passcode: 063483
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Sunday School Online

Online Sunday school continues this week.  If you haven’t registered yet or have questions contact Jim VerBout at

Middle School/High School Online

Confirmation continues this week using a hybrid schedule.   If you haven’t registered yet or have questions contact Jim VerBout at