Make your 2023 wedding plans with us!
     We held our final outdoor service of the season in our chapel on October 2, and it will be used for an autumn wedding on the 15th. If you're planning to marry in 2023 and would like to celebrate your union amid God's beautiful nature, please consider our chapel. Here's a photo of what our seating arrangements could be for your large-scale event. Feel free to contact the church office for more information! 
 Let the words of Christ take you on a walk...
     The Beatitudes, from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, are some of the most meaningful verses in the Bible. We now have a Beatitudes Walk on our church grounds! Thanks to the work of Church Council President Bob Papendieck and many volunteers, we have converted our unused grounds just west of the parking lot into a Beatitudes Walk. Please journey along the path and contemplate the words of Jesus at each station, surrounded by God's most bountiful nature. Check out our Photo Albums page for updates on the second phase of the project, as this project becomes completed in 4 different stages.     
 Raise a joyful noise with us!
     The Celebration Singers want to hear from you! Our church choir is always looking for new members. If you are interested, please contact our Director of Music Ministry, Kris Knutson, at the address listed on the Pastoral Staff page, or at any service. We generally sing twice per month, beginning in September, and rehearse right after the service on non-performance Sundays. 
Live-streaming rolls on!
     Even though we have re-opened to in-person worship, we continue to live-stream our services on our church Facebook page. 
    A team of volunteers is now handling our live streaming, utilizing the church's newest technology. Current members of the team are Dave and Sue Tindell, Bobbi Freitag, Tom and Julie Telitz, Stuart and Kris Schaefer and Bob and Jane Sluiter. If you are a "techie" (or would like to be one, even a little bit), we can always find room for you as our electronic ministry expands. Please contact Pastor Rodger, our church office, or any member of the church council if you are willing to help!
"Simply Giving" is a way to support your church!
     Most of our congregation contributes to the financial health of our church by giving an offering during Sunday services, but if you're concerned about attending services due to the pandemic, other means are available for you to continue your support. You may send a check to our church directly, or you may utilize Simply Giving. If you choose to go that route, your monthly donation can be sent directly from your bank account on the date of your choosing. It's convenient, easy and completely safe. Please contact the church office for more information. And now, we have yet another way for you to contribute, and it's even easier! 
Helping our ministry is now just a click away!
     You have probably noticed the Donate tab on our website pages, located to the left and above the Facebook button. By clicking on the Donate tab, you can now contribute to our ministry. Donations can be made either one at a time or a regular contribution can be established, and you can donate by using a credit card or setting up direct withdrawal from your bank account. The process is operated by the same company we utilize for Simply Giving and is completely secure. Feel free to give it a try, and thanks in advance for helping us spread the Good News! 
Bad weather?
      Sure, it happens up here.  If worship services are cancelled because of bad weather, an announcement will be made on radio station WJMC in Rice Lake (96.1 FM or 1240 AM), the Sunday School will be notified to call their students and the prayer chain will be activated to notify parishioners by telephone. During the week, when school activities are cancelled in Spooner and/or Rice Lake because of severe weather, all church activities will be cancelled as well, and the church office will be closed. In case of heavy snowfall and the schools are delayed or not closed, the church office will not open until 10:30 a.m. in order to give the plows or sanding trucks an opportunity to open the roads for travel.