Dennison-Vang Lutheran Parish
A Community of Faith with a Proud Past, a Vibrant Present, a Hopeful Future.
You can join us for Worship online at https://www.facebook.com/groups/167136242800
Reaching out with the love of Christ.
Dennison and Vang Lutheran is a combined ministry of two congregations with a proud history, a vibrant present, and a bright future. Our mission is to be a loving presence for our community in Christ’s name. Dennison and Vang are located about 3 miles apart from each other in Dennison, MN.
We are a part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), and the Southeastern Minnesota Synod.
Worship Safety Update
As Covid numbers continue to climb in our area and across Minnesota, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommend that people, both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated, wear a well-fitted mask in social gatherings.
The church safety team is asking people to wear a mask while attending worship services and at fellowship times at church.
Thank you for your help and cooperation.
Worship Times – January
Turn our worship into witness
in the sacrament of life;
Send us forth to love and serve you,
bringing peace where there is strife.
(“As We Gather at Your Table,” ELW 522)
Sunday, January 23 – 3rd Sunday after Epiphany
Vang – 9:00 AM
Sunday, January 30 - 4th Sunday after Epiphany
Vang – 9:00 AM (Intern Al Aakre joining us for worship)
Dennison – 11:00 AM Annual meeting afterwards.
Dennison and Vang Annual Meetings
The Dennison and Vang Annual meetings are coming up.
Dennison Annual Meeting – Sunday, January 30 (following the 11:00 AM service)
Vang Annual Meeting – Sunday, February 6 (following the 11:00 AM service)
All are welcome to attend as we look back on the year that was and look ahead to where God is leading in 2022.
Please have your reports to Betsy by January 19th.
Bishop Michael Curry Coming to MinnesotaBishop Michael Curry (Presiding Bishop in the Episcopal Church in the US) is coming to Minnesota as part of the “Faith and Life” speaking series hosted at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church in Plymouth. It will be on Feb. 1 at 7:00 PM.
His talk is entitled “Faith and the Way of Love: Finding Hope in Troubled Times.” Bishop Curry has a national preaching and teaching ministry, and is the author of numerous books. You can learn more at https://faith-and-life.org/speakers/michael-curry/.
Bishop Curry is an inspiring and insightful speaker. This would be a great opportunity for anyone in our community of faith. There are both in-person and on-line viewing options.
Please contact Pastor Paul or the church office if you are interested or would like to find out.
Jesus Unforsaken: The Cross and the Unrelenting Love of God
Why did Jesus die on a cross? What truths does the cross reveal about God, the world, and ourselves? What does the cross mean, and what does it mean for daily life and decisions?
Questions like these are vital to our walk with Jesus. You are invited to come explore these questions as we seek together a Christ-centered vision of the cross that sets us free, heals us, and unveils God’s unrelenting love.
All are welcome. We will be meeting in person and on zoom.
“Jesus Unforsaken” will begin on Sunday, January 16 following the 9:00 AM service at Vang.
Parent’s Night Out
This month, the Family Ministry team would like to offer parents a gift - the gift of a few hours of free time. On Wednesday, January 26, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, there will be free child care provided at the Dennison Lutheran Church with games and activities. There will also be dinner provided at the church for the kids. As part of the Parent’s Night Out, The Fireside Lounge in Dennison is graciously offering a free beverage or dessert to parents. Busy parents are invited to take a bit of time to relax and have a bit of a break.
Please contact the church office or Amanda Flom if you plan on joining the Dennison and Vang “Parent’s Night Out.”
Songs of My Life – This innovative gathering will be on the 3rd Sunday of the month. The Songs of My Life Gathering is open to anyone who is seeking connection. People are invited to gather to share stories, songs and space with each other. In this way we grow together in our journey here on earth.
Taize Prayer – On the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM, come spend some peaceful moments with God. Taizé Prayer is evening prayer for all Christian faiths. It is a simple, meditative form of worship, calling us to open to Christ's presence around and within us. Taizé Prayer is named for the ecumenical Christian community formed in Taizé, France during World War II. It is an evening prayer practiced by millions of people all over the world.
Come re-imagine what church can be at Dennison Lutheran Community Church, and help us to “Sing to the Lord a new song!”
Since Dennison will be gathering every other Sunday and once a month on Wednesdays, please note the dates of worship every month. More information is on the newsletter calendar and the church website.
These opportunities are meant for outreach, so invite a friend!