June 22/23: Story of Zaccheaus
Scripture: Luke 19: 1-10, Habakkuk 2:1-4
Hill Audio – Guest Pastor Tim Hackbarth
Lake Audio – Pastor Brandon Newton
Podcast


June 29/30: Story of the Lost
Scripture: Luke 15: 1-10, Exodus 32: 7-14
Hill Audio – Pastor Brandon Newton
Lake Audio – Pastor Steve Thomason
Podcast


July 6/7: Good Samaritan
Scripture: Luke 10: 25-37, Deuteronomy 30: 9-14
Hill Audio – Pastor Steve Thomason
Lake Audio – Pastor Brandon Newton


July 13/14: Kingdom of Heaven Is Like Yeast
Scripture: Matthew 13: 33, 1 Kings 3: 5-12
Hill Audio – Pastor Brandon Newton
Lake Audio – Pastor Terri Elton
Podcast


July 20/21: Pearl of Great Price
Scripture: Matthew 13: 45-46, Psalm 119: 129-135
Hill Audio – Pastor Brandon Newton
Lake Audio – Pastor Lamont Koerner
Podcast


July 27/28: Mustard Seed
Scripture: Mark 4: 30-32, Ezekiel 17: 22-24
Hill Audio – Pastor Lamont Koerner
Lake Audio – Pastor Steve Thomason
Podcast


August 3/4: The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
Scripture: Luke 18: 9-14, Psalm 84: 5-12
Hill Audio – Pastor Brandon Newton
Lake Audio – Pastor Lamont Koerner
Podcast


August 10/11: Laborers in the Vineyard
Scripture: Matthew 20: 1-16, Jonah 3:10-4:11
Hill Audio – Pastor Brandon Newton
Lake Audio – Pastor Terri Elton
Podcast


August 17/18: The Steward Who Switched Sides
Scripture: Luke 16: 1-13, Amos 8: 4-7
Hill Audio (not available due to equipment failure)
Lake Audio – Pastor Steve Thomason
Podcast


August 24/25: The Persistent Widow
Scripture: Luke 18: 1-8, Genesis 32: 22-31
Hill Audio – Pastor Lamont Koerner
Lake Audio – Pastor Brandon Newton
Podcast


August 31/September 1: The Rich Man and Lazarus
Scripture: Luke 16: 19-31, Amos 6: 1a, 4-7
Hill Audio – Pastor Steve Thomason
Lake Audio – Pastor Lamont Koerner
Podcast


It’s Summer in Minnesota, time to get outside! When I was a kid there was a tree out on the farm that was my favorite climbing tree. It had the perfect spot. A wide branch half-way up where I could lean against the tree trunk and watch the world around me.

There is something irresistible about climbing, isn’t there? Every parent knows that kids love to climb up on anything and everything. And, sure as summer, as those kids grow older the trees around them seem to draw them like ants to a picnic. It’s so much fun to climb up high and see everything and everyone from a new perspective, even yourself!

As we get older the adventure and excitement of climbing trees gives way to more cautious behavior. We don’t want to risk falling. Besides, we’ve already done that. We know what we would see if we did climb the tree. Or, so we think.

This summer I invite you to join us in climbing some trees again. Our new summer worship series starts out with the familiar story of Zaccheaus, the little guy who climbed a tree to try to see Jesus for himself. Join us this summer, at our worship services or via live stream, as we follow the lead of Zaccheaus and try to get a new perspective on some of the most familiar of Jesus’ short stories (parables). Adventure and excitement await as we try to see for ourselves what Jesus is up to. I’ll save you a spot on a branch nearby! – Pastor Lamont