Bill and Lynn Phelps, Liz and Ron Smith, Les Bontrager, Michelle and Allen Bishop and JoAnn Jones

Sunday, August 8th after morning services we had our quarterly potluck.  We all sat long and talked much.  Food was good and so was the wonderful company.






Ben Bishop from his favorite post watching all the food disappear.  He’s checking  to make sure there is plenty of chocolate left.  We all wish we had his energy.

Church Potluck


Bring a covered dish and enjoy some good fellowship and good food.  Potluck will be around 11 right after the morning sermon.  Lutherans are good cooks and we like to eat.  Come join us.  Everyone welcome!

Valerie Clark RIP

Valerie Clark
Val sewing at Ozark Folk Center

Our dear Val passed away Thursday evening. We will miss her dearly. Len & Val were instrumental is founding Grace Lutheran Church and served our congregation for many years. We know she is in the in the bosom of  our Lord, healed of all her pain and infirmities enjoying eternity with her Savior, Jesus Christ!

Valerie Jane Clark, 61, Mountain View, Arkansas, formerly of Cohasset, Minnesota, died Thursday evening, June 16, 2011 at her vacation home in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Valerie was born February 14, 1950 in Rush City, MN.  She graduated from Lakeville High School in 1968 and Swedish Hospital in 1971 as a registered nurse.  In 1970, she married Leonard Clark and they raised their family in Grand Rapids.  In 2002, she and her husband moved to Mountain View, AR.  She held various jobs as a nurse, magazine editor, Avon lady, seamstress, and her most recent employment at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View.  Her hobbies included sewing, embroidery, quilting, gardening, playing hammered dulcimer, singing, and cooking.
Valerie is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Bertha Erickson.
Leonard Valerie
Leonard & Valerie

She is survived by her husband, Leonard Clark of Mountain View, AR; and three daughters – Lisa (Nick) Sucher of Dayton, KY, Kristina (Karl) Gaalaas of Grand Rapids, MN, Stephanie Clark (Scott Weamer) of Bozeman, MT; two sisters – Patricia Rickaby of Pine City, MN, Jan Wicklund of Inver Grove Heights, MN, four brothers – Daniel Erickson of Pine River, MN, Hartley Erickson of Bloomington, MN, David Erickson of Minneapolis, MN, and Karl Erickson of Mound, MN; grandchildren – Rhaea Sucher, Nikita Sucher, soon-to-be-born Baby Gaalaas, and great-granddaughter, Savanna Johnson-Sucher.

Valerie basking in the sun in 1950

Visitation will be Monday, June 20, 2011 from 4-6p at Rowe Funeral Home, Grand Rapids, MN and will continue on Tuesday, June 21 from 10a until 11a funeral service at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cohasset, MN. Rev. William C. Zeige will officiate.  Burial will be at Itasca Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MN.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Grace Lutheran Church in Mountain View, AR, or to Itasca Hospice Foundation.

Arrangements by Rowe Funeral Home in Grand Rapids.  To sign online guestbook or send condolences, visit www.rowefuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

The Lutheran Witness

Don’t forget! Check out the May special issue of The Lutheran Witness where LCMS President Dr. Matthew C. Harrison gives a frank look at the Synod’s finances, blessings and challenges. Non-subscribers can get a free copy by calling 800-325-3040. Download a PDF at www.lcms.org/witness. New readers can receive a six-month trial subscription for $6.99. Read more:http://classic.lcms.org/pages/rpage.asp?NavID=18749.

The Lutheran Witness, Offical Periodical of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

Don’t Forget!

food bankDon’t forget to bring items for the ladies shelter and the food bank on a regular basis.

This is an ongoing need and one to whom we have committed to sharing our blessings.


The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod 38th annual March For Life

The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod took part in the 38th annual March For Life on Jan. 24 in Washington, D.C. The march marks the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Courty’s Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States. About 150 Lutherans attended a pre-march worship service at Immanuel Lutheran in Alexandria, Va., before joining the rally and march with LCMS World Relief and Human Care and the Lutheran For Life chapter in northern Virginia. To find out more about LCMS Life Ministries, visit: http://www.lcms.org/life.

LCMS Missionaries in Russia are safe.

LCMS missionaries in Russia are safe following a bombing at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow on Monday, Jan. 24. Dr. Brent Smith, regional director for Eurasia, was in St. Petersburg for meetings with fellow LCMS missionary Rev. Jon Muhly. They report that “all LCMS World Mission personnel are ok” and ask for prayers for the families of the 35 individuals who were killed in the attacks, as well as the more than 150 others who were wounded in the explosions.

To read the latest news reports from Moscow, click here.

LCMS World Mission has been working in Russia since 1992, working in partnership withThe Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia to expand church planting, theological education and mission training centers throughout the country.

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