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Welcome to St. Ansgar Lutheran Church … 
We, the people of St. Ansgar, are a worshipping, learning, witnessing and serving community of baptized persons among whom the Word is proclaimed and the Sacraments are administered according to the Gospel.

Worship

We invite you to join us for any of the following worship services:

Sundays
10:00 a.m. Service of Holy Communion (July and August)
10:30 a.m. Service of Holy Communion (September through June)
10:30 a.m. Sunday School Sept. – May

 

FROM PASTOR DAVID’S DESK
SEPTEMBER 2016

Whatever your task, put yourselves into it, as done for the Lord and not your masters.
(Colossians 3:23)

There is a story told about the American Revolution and a group of soldiers who were found on a road working to repair a small fortification that had fallen apart. The group’s commander was lording over them, shouting instructions but making no attempt to help. A stranger went past and asked the commander why he wasn’t helping. The commander replied, “Sir, I am a corporal!” The stranger then stooped down with the men, and lent a hand.

After the job was completed, the stranger turned to the corporal and said, “Mr. Corporal, next time you have a job like this and not enough men to do it, go to your commander in chief, and I will come and help you again.” The corporal then recognized that the stranger was General George Washington.

As General Washington shows us, in the face of the work we do, we must never think so highly of ourselves that we are afraid to get our hands dirty. The fact remains that God’s purpose must be accomplished and we must work as though what we do is “for the Lord and not for men.”

Although the summer months were not exactly quiet around St. Ansgar, September marks the official beginning of the “busy season” in the life of our church. It is both a time of new beginnings as well as the fall start to the many activities that are a traditional part of our church life. It is my hope that every member of our church family will take an active part, large or small, as we go about doing God’s work. Working together we can support each other and accomplish what needs to be done in the name of our Lord.

Shalom,
Pastor David