Discovery Faith Community

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Ditch the Trash NOVEMBER 5 4.30PM AT INSPIRATION POINT HELP WITH THE BIANNUAL "APOPT A HIGHWAY" CLEANUP CALL Eric if you want to help 5072513527
In celebration of Lanesboro's 150th Anniversary, the congregations of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and Discovery Faith Community will worship together at 11:00 a.m. on July 7 at the Sons of Norway Lodge. All are welcome! Potluck picnic follows at noon in Sylvan Park. Bring something to share, and your own plates, cups, utensils, and beverage.
Very excited about the "non-denominational" part ! See you the 15th! What is to be put in the buckets??? Money???
The 100+ Flood Bucket Challenge! Please join us in an effort to help flood victims by assembling cleaning buckets on October 15th as part of our official opening as Discovery Faith Community. Worship @ 10.30 followed by a complimentary lunch and bucket assembly. What you can do: Volunteer in bucket assembly on October 15th at around noon Make a monetary donation (each flood bucket has a $65 value) Make a donation of items from the list below. Items can be dropped of on weekdays from 11 am to 1 pm and Sundays from 10 - 12 at the church, or by making arrangements (call Andrea 507 696 5500) The flood buckets require the following items:  1 5-Gallon bucket with resealable lid (We already have 100 buckets donated!) o Buckets from fast-food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned o Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool cleaner o Advertisements on the outside are acceptable  Liquid laundry detergent o One 50-oz. or two 25-oz. bottle(s) only  Liquid household cleaner o 12‐16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water o No spray cleaners  Dish soap o 16-28 oz. bottle, any brand  50 Clothespins  Clothesline o One 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines o Cotton or plastic  7 Sponges o No cellulose sponges due to mold issues o Remove from packaging  24-Roll heavy-duty trash bags o 33-45 gallon sizes o Remove from the box  18 Cleaning wipes o Handi-wipes or reusable wipes o No terry cleaning towels o Remove from packaging  1 Can air freshener o Aerosol or pump  1 Insect-repellant spray o 6-14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover  2 Pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves o Should be durable enough for multiple uses o Remove from packaging  1 Pair work gloves o All Cotton o All Leather o Cotton with Leather Palm  5 Scouring pads o Remove from wrapper o No stainless steel, Brillo pads or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in)  1 Scrub brush o Plastic or wood handle  5 Dust masks

Create spiritual introduction and growth for each person to decide their relationship with God. Join us Sunday mornings at 10:30am. An additional service is available every 2nd Sunday of the month at 5pm.

Mission: Tie fun, thought, love, and interaction together for meaningful Bible centered growth.

[04/02/20]   Can you make masks?
Do you have elastic band?
Yes to either? Drop off at Cheryl's Fabric Garden

[03/15/20]   Our Sunday services will be canceled until Easter Sunday to be in compliance with our social responsibility to stop the spread of COVID19.
Instead join us anytime via an email conversation. This way we can stay connected even at a safe distance. Stay safe and healthy and enjoy the opportunity to have a bit more time being at home.
You can also post here or on messenger.

[03/14/20]   Everyone is welcome to attend the service at Discovery on Sunday, March 15, at 10:30 a.m. We are a lay-led congregation, each of us seeking to deepen our covenant with God. Join us for an interactive worship hour with fellowship before and after the service. A potluck will follow the service. Please bring a dish to share.

This Sunday, we welcome Ed Taylor, a frequent contributor to Discovery's Spiritual Journey series. Ed has modeled for us what it means to be a lay-lead congregation. His topic this week is "Why Our Understanding of Good Friday and Easter are Important."

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[02/27/20]   Sunday March 1 10.30am Rev. Bruce Bartel
Bruce's topic is Christian Behavior, and Communion will be served.
Potluck is rescheduled for March 15 since the Senior class is hosting their pancake breakfast fundraiser from 9 to 1 at the school cafeteria

[02/21/20]   Join us for our Sunday service February 23 at 10.30am
This Sunday Fred Kiel will share his message.

[02/17/20]   And the the three words were:
We were wrong...
An opportunity to make things better or even right when
you realize what you thought was right
just wasn't...
Go at it. Make it right by admitting that maybe just maybe you were just plain wrong.

Join us for an interactive worship hour with fellowship before and after the service.

The weather people are predicting an unseasonably warm Sunday! The third time is a charm: we welcome the Rev. Bruce Bartel!. Bruce has agreed to lead our services once a month, but twice Mother Nature has overruled us. Bruce's generosity and wisdom are a blessing to us. This week Bruce's topic is "Three Words."
Come and find out what these words are on Sunday at 10.30am
My vote is I, Love, You . Just a wild guess, but today is Valentine's Day so it comes to mind.
Anyone else has another idea?

[02/09/20]   Not again... winter is interfering with this Sunday's church service... canceled for tomorrow February 9th. Stay warm and safe. Join Bruce Bartel on February 16

[02/08/20]   Do you remember a few weeks ago, we canceled the service because of the weather? Rev. Bruce Bartel had planned to be with us on January 19, but graciously said he would reschedule the service for - you guessed it - February 9. We are still hopeful that the predicted storm will moderate or move by us; as of now, plan on coming to church on Sunday. We will be watching the weather tomorrow and if we think that it will be difficult for us to get to church, I will send another email. Discovery closings are also reported on KIMT and KTTC.

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Everyone is welcome to attend the service at Discovery on Sunday, February 9, at 10:30 a.m. We are a lay-led congregation, each of us seeking a covenant with God. Join us for an interactive worship hour with fellowship before and after the service.

[01/30/20]   Everyone is welcome to attend the service at Discovery on Sunday, February 2, at 10:30 a.m. We are a lay-led congregation, each of us seeking a covenant with God. Join us for an interactive worship hour with fellowship before and after the service.

This Sunday, our own Phil Dybing will lead the service; Phil's topic is "Let it Go."

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” ~ Isaiah 43:18-19

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Looking Ahead
February 9 - Bruce Bartel

February 16 - Bruce Bartel

February 23 - Fred Kiel

[01/30/20]   This Sunday, Phil Dybing will lead the service; Phil's topic is "Let it Go."

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” ~ Isaiah 43:18-19

[01/21/20]   Let's hope the weather will be favorable this Sunday....Everyone is welcome to attend the service at Discovery on Sunday, January 26, at 10:30 a.m. We are a lay-led congregation, each of us seeking a covenant with God. Join us for an interactive worship hour with fellowship before and after the service.

We welcome our dear friend Brandt Roberts this Sunday. Brandt's topic will be based on Paul's letters to the Romans.

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"You and I exist inside of love, and occasionally we realize it and live out of our deepest purpose and identity." Richard Rohr

Looking Ahead

February 2 - Phil Dybing
February 9 - Bruce Bartel
February 16 - Bruce Bartel
February 23 - Fred Kiel

[01/19/20]   Church is cancelled for tomorrow, January 19. Stay warm and safe.

[01/16/20]   Everyone is welcome to attend the service at Discovery on Sunday, January 19, at 10:30 a.m. We are a lay-led congregation, each of us seeking a covenant with God. Join us for an interactive worship hour with fellowship before and after the service.

We welcome the Rev. Bruce Bartel this Sunday. Bruce has agreed to lead our services once a month on the third Sunday. Bruce's generosity and wisdom are a blessing to us. This week Bruce's topic is "Three Words."

[01/04/20]   Late last November, a snowstorm prevented Marilyn from completing the third installment of her trilogy about the little foxes that ruin the vineyards. Let's hope for dry roads on Sunday!

The Rev. Marilyn Loken will offer the 3rd part in a 3-part sermon series based on Song of Songs 2:15 "Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom." The 'little foxes' represent those 'little' things that can gain a foothold and ruin our lives--hurtful words, anger, envy and depression, and this week, the yellow fox of fear and the black fox of doubt and a summary of the series.

Everyone is welcome to attend this service at Discovery on Sunday, January 5, at 10:30 a.m. We are a lay-led congregation, each of us working on our covenant with God. Join us for an interactive worship hour with fellowship before and after the service.

Merry Christmas

Sister Luv and Heidi Dybing sharing their gifts Christmas style

Christmas spirit time at Discovery with Sister Luv and pianist Heidi Dybing

[12/14/19]   This week we are happy to welcome our neighbor, Elaine Edwards, who will lead a discussion on "Seeds of Joy." In November, Elaine participated in an on-line Bible study based on the book "Because of Bethlehem" by Max Lucado. We will talk about some of the questions and thoughts that came out of Elaine's study.

Everyone is welcome to attend this service at Discovery on Sunday, December 15, at 10:30 a.m. We are a lay-led congregation, each of us working on our covenant with God. Join us for an interactive worship hour with fellowship before and after the service.

[11/30/19]   The Rev. Marilyn Loken will offer the 3rd part in a 3-part sermon series based on Song of Songs 2:15 "Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom." The 'little foxes' represent those 'little' things that can gain a foothold and ruin our lives--hurtful words, anger, envy and depression, and this week, fear and doubt and a summary of the series.

Thanksgiving at Discoveryfaithcommunity was a hit with 200 plus people. Thanks to everyone making this event possible and fun! A special thank you to Debra Danielson for starting this dinner 17 years ago and the annual effort to make it happen.

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Lanesboro church provides Thanksgiving fellowship and food

kttc.com The Discovery Faith Community church welcomed everyone to join them for a traditional Thanksgiving meal - with all of the fixings.

Join us tomorrow for a Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 am - 1 pm!

[11/24/19]   On this Sunday before Thanksgiving, we have invited our good friend Linda Tacke to be with us and share the message. Linda's fascinating topic is Asteya, the practice of 'non-stealing'.

Everyone is welcome to attend this service at Discovery on Sunday, November 24, at 10:30 a.m. We are a lay-led congregation, each of us working on our covenant with God. Join us for an interactive worship hour with fellowship before and after the service.

[11/14/19]   This Sunday, Sandy Webb will be back with us to talk about the Chariots of Fire. Sandy is a frequent speaker at Discovery; it is always an uplifting experience to hear from her.

Everyone is welcome to attend this service at Discovery on Sunday, November 17, at 10:30 a.m. We are a lay-led congregation, each of us working on our covenant with God. Join us for an interactive worship hour with fellowship before and after the service.

A green and blue fox cutout has been added to the grey and red foxes: "Catch the green fox of envy with an attitude of gratitude..."
The blue fox of depression, a very invasive and destructive fox, may be the hardest to catch. It often takes a "village" to keep this fox from taking over.
In December Marilyn Loken will add the yellow fox of fear and black fox of doubt to complete the series. Have a great day. Hope to see you next Sunday.

Thank you Brandt Roberts for another inspirational message: art and spirituality. Can't wait for your next message!

[10/16/19]   You are invited to the 17th annual complimentary Thanksgiving meal at Discovery Faith Community on Thanksgiving Day, November 28 from 11:00 am until 1:00 p.m. Menu items will depend on food donations, however, the most important menu item - TURKEY -will be served! A donation to the Preston Food Shelf will be appreciated. Call 467-4466 for more information. Carry outs will be available.
507 Parkway Ave. S. (United Methodist Church Building)
Lanesboro, MN 55949

You are also invited to volunteer for food prep, serving, and clean up... please contact Andrea 507.696.5500 if you can help or would like to make a contribution by donating food or money. Your generosity is so appreciated!

[09/12/19]   Everyone is welcome to attend the service at Discovery on Sunday, September 15, at 10:30 a.m. Join us for an interactive worship hour with fellowship before and after the service.

This Sunday, Anna Loney will be sharing her thoughts on "The Sacred Nature of Creativity."

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”
― Martha Graham

[08/02/19]   Happy August!

This Sunday, we are pleased to welcome Rev. Beth Perez as our speaker. Rev. Perez is the pastor of Byron United Methodist Church and comes to Discovery as part of the UMC pulpit exchange.

Hope you can join us for fellowship at 10:30 am!

[07/19/19]   Everyone is welcome to attend the service on Sunday, July 21, at 10:30 a.m.

This Sunday the Rev. Marilyn Loken will be our speaker. Marilyn mentored us as we transitioned to a lay-led congregation; we will always be grateful for her encouragement and confidence in our ability to realize our vision. Marilyn's topic is Life's Lemons; the text is 2 Kings 4:1-7.

This week the offering will be taken for a Lanesboro family that has had a medical emergency.

Don't miss Discovery Faith Community - Rummage Sale - Today and Tomorrow!

[06/21/19]   This week we are pleased to welcome Jane Peck as our speaker. Jane's topic is St. Patrick's Breastplate: Prayer Through Gesture.

[06/14/19]   We are incredibly grateful for the thoughtful people who step up to lead us in worship. This week we are pleased to welcome Don Lukasson as our speaker. Don's topic is Faces of Change.

[06/07/19]   We are incredibly grateful to the thoughtful people who step up to lead us in worship. This week we are so pleased to welcome back Catie Glynn as our speaker. Catie's topic is Mary and Martha: Finding Balance.

Everyone is welcome at the 10:30 service on Sunday, June 9.

[05/31/19]   Everyone is always welcome at the 10:30 service on Sunday. Discovery services are mostly lay-led but about once a month we are privileged to welcome the Rev. Marilyn Loken as our worship leader. Communion is served when Marilyn is with us. Marilyn's theme this Sunday is What Color is Your God?

Please come early to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with friends.

Other news:
Have you been thinking, "I should speak some Sunday"? We agree! And we would love to hear from you.

[05/17/19]   We welcome Ed Taylor back as our speaker this Sunday. Ed will be talking about his recent trip to Sri Lanka, where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer quite a few years ago. Ed's topic is "The Diversity of Religion and Culture in the Life of Sri Lanka", where four of the great religions of the world live side by side in this small country, sometimes peacefully and other times in great conflict.

The service will begin at 10:30. Arrive early to enjoy coffee & tea and conversation with new friends and old.

[05/03/19]   This week we are delighted to welcome Marilyn Loken back to Discovery. Marilyn was the pastor at Lanesboro United Methodist Church earlier in her career. More recently, she coached Discovery as we transitioned to a lay-led congregation. Marilyn and Rod spent most of the winter in New Zealand.

Our service begins at 10:30, but please feel free to arrive a little early to have a cup of coffee or tea, and greet new friends and old.

Marilyn's topic is Starting Over. Communion Sunday.

[04/25/19]   Our speaker this Sunday is Sandy Webb. Sandy's topic is Snow Piles and Eagles Wings.

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. Please come a little early for coffee or tea and conversation with new friends and old.

[04/19/19]   The Easter message is offered by Jeremy Van Meter. Jeremy's topic is The Meaning of Easter.

The service begins at 10:30. Everyone is welcome. Come a little early to have coffee or tea and greet new friends and old.

Other News:
Thank you to Eric Miehlisch and his team who made short work of the Highway 16 clean-up on Tuesday night. They met at Inspiration Point at 6:00 and had our two-mile stretch finished in 45 minutes. Hats off to Tracey and Paul Lambrecht, Kara Maloney, Eric, Andrea and Katarina Miehlisch, Jeremy Van Meter, and Richard Wolfgramm.

[04/11/19]   This Sunday at Discovery Brandt Roberts will be our speaker. Brandt's topic is Our Struggle with Judgement and Forgiveness.

The service begins at 10:30. Everyone is welcome. Come a little early to have coffee or tea and greet new friends and old.

[03/21/19]   This Sunday at Discovery Cheryl Lamon will lead the service. Cheryl's topic is Rejoice In All Things.

The service begins at 10:30. Everyone is welcome. Come a little early to have coffee or tea and greet new friends and old.

Upcoming Sundays:
March 31 - Kim Stelson
April 7 - Sandy Webb
April 14 - Brandt Roberts
April 21 - Jeremy Van Meter

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. Come a little early to have coffee or tea and greet new friends and old.

[02/21/19]   This Sunday at Discovery Catie Glynn will be our guest speaker. Catie's topic is "The Table Before Me, A Reflection on the 23rd Psalm".

The service begins at 10:30. Come a little early to have coffee or tea and greet new friends and old.

[02/13/19]   This Sunday at Discovery Jeremy Van Meter will talk with us about "Spirituality: It's a Journey".

The service begins at 10:30. Come a little early to have coffee or tea and greet new and old friends. Everyone is welcome.

[01/31/19]   The "word" this week is Duane. Phil Dybing will lead the service Sunday at 10:30. All are welcome to attend.

This Sunday, Discovery will remember Duane Benson at our 10:30 service. When Duane offered to lead our services, to help us get started as a lay-led congregation, he said: "We are not going to do this if we don't have fun!" He meant it. He put himself out there, Sunday after Sunday for almost a year, he created the interactive service that we all love. His natural grace and sweetness put everyone at ease to ask questions, share their thoughts, beliefs, doubts. He chose a word for the day, e.g. Trust, Humble, Grace, Love, Stumbling, Afraid, Blessed ... He asked us 10 questions that made us think and laugh; he chose 6 or 7 verses from the Bible that related to his questions. Some of his questions were "If this church were a gospel, what would it be called?" and "Is God's version of me the same as my own?" or my personal favorite, "Do you have a refrigerator?" He always brought stories too, some from his football days, some remembrances of teaching Sunday School.

Bring your memories of Duane, if you knew him; come prepared to laugh; wear a tie with an animal on it, if you can find one; if you didn't know him, come to find out how this man made it possible for you to have Discovery in your life today.

Discovery Faith Community

Please join us each Sunday at 10:30 for a time of worship and discussion. We are a Christian church that is lay led so our members take on all the responsibilities of the operation of the our community. Our services are interactive, fun and inspirational. We invite you with open hearts and loving kindness. See you next Sunday.

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507 Parkway Ave S
Lanesboro, MN
55949
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