This Week at Esther

Sunday services are streamed on Facebook Live and can be watched anytime on our Facebook page:

Sunday, July 3 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

10:00 a.m. Worship w/Communion

Worship in person and streamed on Facebook Live                   

                        2:00 p.m. Worship at St. Williams (Pastor Bovendam)

Monday, July 4th Independence Day

Wednesday, July 6th 7:00 p.m. Church Council

Sunday, July 10th Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

10:00 a.m. “Worship by the Water” at Rodney Peterson’s

Following worship – potluck lunch

2:00 p.m. Worship at St. Williams (Pastor Stout)

News and Notes

Thank you to Brad Lambrecht for playing the piano and organ this morning.

Pork Chop Dinner Friday, July 15 at Faith Lutheran Miltona.  Please make this joint fundraiser a success by signing up to help that day. There is a sign-up sheet, with job descriptions, on the table in the narthex.

Worship by the Water, will be held at Rodney Peterson’s next Sunday July 11th. Worship will be at 10 a.m. followed by a planned potluck lunch. Invite your friends and neighbors. Bring lawn chairs for seating.

Rodney’s address: 13335 County Rd 42 Parkers Prairie

(Approximately 1 mile east of Parkers Prairie on County Road 42, left hand side)

Sign-up sheets for the Worship by the Water potluck meal are on the table in the narthex.

Open House 90th Birthday Celebration for Jean Griesert (Vicky Arvidson’s mom) will be held on Saturday July 23rd from 11 am -2 pm at the Community Center in Miltona. Please, no gifts, your presence is your gift to Jean.

Polka Worship Service will be held at Esther on Sunday, July 31st. Music will be provided by the Cathy Erickson Band from Middle River, MN. Service will begin at 11:00 am that Sunday. The service will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring lawn chairs for seating.

Ice Cream Social will be held on July 31st from Noon -5:00 p.m. Please note the time change.

The WELCA will again be having a Country Store at the Ice Cream Social on July 31st.  We are asking for donations of crafts, baked goods, preserves, etc, to sell.  You can bring craft items ahead of time to the church, which we will store until the day of the social.  Because we are having the Polka Worship at 11am that day, and will start selling upon the completion of the service, we ask that all items be to the church by 10:30 am on July 31st.  Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone at this fun event!
Ruth Circle Co-chairs, Donna Pederson & Jewel Townsend

The youth of Esther are selling stock as a fundraiser for their trip to Kentucky to see the Ark Encounter & other attractions. Stock cost is $10 per stock, you may buy as many stock as you would like. You can indicate on the stock form if you would like to support the entire group or a specific individual. As a stockholder you are entitled to:

  • Access to our facebook page which will have daily pictures and updates during our trip
  • Receipt of a postcard or communication during the trip
  • Invitation to a presentation of the trip by our youth followed by fellowship time with treats provided

There are forms to purchase stock in the narthex.