On Wednesday, July 20th, we held our pre-dedicaiton service with the theme "Christ is our Cornerstone." Afterward, we enjoyed root beer floats and tours of the new addition. We also honored Claudia Englestad, who served as the chairman of the building committee by name her "Mrs. Construction." It was a great way to kick off the dedication celebration!
Thursday, July 21st, 2016
The Board of Elders held a barbecue for all men in the surrounding LCMS congregations. There was a lot of food and fun. Caleb Worral from Immanuel in North Fargo gave us a great performance of his original songs.
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
On Saturday morning, the LWML held a ladies' tea party for all of the women of the congregation and the surrounding churches!
In the afternoon, we held a carnival for the children of the congregation and the surrounding churches. There were a lot of fun games with a lot of great prizes. There was a sucker pull, minion mini golf, plinko, fishing, ring toss, and others! There was also a salsa contest and other great food and treats!
Sunday, July 24th, 2016
On Sunday, we started the day with our regular 10:00 A.M. service with a special focus on "Jesus, the same Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow!" Special music was provided by Dave and Jana Hansen and Alex Eichhorn.
After a potluck dinner and special presentation, in which several letters were read with greetings from past pastors, a hymn sing was led by our guest organist, Dave Hansen.
In the afternoon, we had a special dedication service, focusing again on Christ as our Cornerstone. During the service, the congregation processed outside to unveil the new cornerstone for the addition. Claudia Englestad, Chairman of the Building Committee, and Corey Isaak, President of the congregation, unveiled the cornerstone. After the service, cake and refreshments were served. It was a wonderful dedication service!
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