Eternal Hope Announcements for week of Oct 18.

The drive-in service will now coincide with the early and late services.  A special parking area will be reserved for the services.  Sunday School today during the usual time of 9:15 am in the parking lot  (weather permitting) with Familial Social distancing. 
8 & 10:30  As we continue to meet in the sanctuary under coronavirus guidelines, members are asked to sign-up for worship on Sign-Up Genius.
DRIVE-IN SERVICE AT 8 & 10:30 AM – Drive-in Services will go on regardless of weather. 
YOUTUBE SERVICE – Our 8 am Worship Service will be livestreamed on YouTube.  Following the completion of the live stream, the service will also be able to be viewed.  Check out our YouTube Page.

RITE OF CONFIRMATION for Gina Bahe, Mitchell Knight, and Carrington Kreger will be held on Sunday, November 1. 
CONFIRMATION for 6-8 graders will start later this fall. 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1 AT 6 PM - We will gather outside around fire pits for A Service of Light to celebrate All Saints Day.  We will also have marshmallows for S’mores.  If you are able to bring a fire pit or wood, please talk to Andy or Pastor.
THE WOMEN OF ETERNAL HOPE have decided to cancel the Annual Fall Bazar.  We hope to have our 16th Annual Bazaar next year.  Thank you to everyone that donated post cards for our save the date notice.  We are still taking donations for next year if you have an opportunity to collect a few for us!
 Music Greetings everyone...
I am contacting all of you as a member, or a member of your family that could be a potential choir and/or handchime player.
As you have heard or read, Confirmation is being planned for in a few weeks (Nov. 1), and Thanksgiving will be just around the corner, followed by Advent Season.  
I would like to get a group together to sing on Nov. 1 for Confirmation Services.   We can practice socially distanced in Sanctuary or Narthex.    Please advise whether or not you would be willing to consider singing on Nov. 1 and be able to come to practice on Wednesday, October 21 and October 28 at 6:45 p.m.    Some additional practices will be added in November in preparation for Advent.   
I would also like to get a group together for handchimes to play for Thanksgiving eve.   I would like to have some youth, new and former players to assist with this.    Having at least 7 or 8 participants would be helpful.  
We would practice spaced out in the Narthex.   Players may wear gloves, if they so choose, and masks as required. 
I would like to schedule practices for handchimes on Wednesdays, November 11 and November 18 at 6:45 p.m.   

THANK YOU to Mia Pelton for cleaning up the planter near the sign!  As part of Girl Scouts, Mia had to complete a service project for her Duty to God requirement.  She put her gardening skills to the test by adding perennial plants: sedum, orange Stella lilies, Russian sage, and two kids of irises.  She also split the existing hostas and added some mushroom compost and new mulch on top.  Thanks to Mia for serving the church!
PICTURES - Check out this link  HERE to view pictures of past events at Eternal Hope.   
Main Street Living  airs each Sunday at 9 a.m. on WFTC Channel 29/9-2 with an episode of This is the Life. This week’s episode, “Happiness is Dirty Hands,” features teacher Kent (Daniel Travanti), who lives and teaches high school in a troubled metro area, and the decisions he and his wife (Ann Whitfield) face that are disrupting their marriage.

The worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. with Rev. Dr. William Utech, Assistant to the President for Missions for the Minnesota South District. His message, “Render unto God What is God’s,” will be based on Matthew 22:15-22. For more information or to watch the program, go to and select the “Twin Cities” tab.
STEWARDSHIP A Christian steward is a child of God who realizes his/her role in life as a partner, a trustee, a manager, a caretaker, a temporary custodian of gifts that belong to God.  Through faith, we understand that all we have belongs to the One Who created us.  Being a steward is faith in action.  What a privilege and honor that God, Who has created us and recreated us in Baptism, chooses us to be His stewards!  In this honored position, we are expected to be responsible and accountable.  The Apostle Paul wrote, “Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy” (1 Corinthians 4:2).  With the help of the Holy Spirit, we, by God’s grace, become God-pleasing stewards. who receive God’s precious gifts gratefully, manage God’s gifts carefully and responsibly, share God’s precious gifts with others generously, and return God’s precious gifts joyfully with increase.
Treats & Fun for kids of all ages
Saturday, October 31st
We are looking for families or groups of friends to decorate and host a Halloween Trunk.  Bring out your fun, creative Halloween self.  Turn your trunk into a ghost gathering, a pumpkin patch or whatever you imagine.   Candy and prizes will be furnished for each car.   Additionally, your children might enjoy creating a trunk and Trunk or Treating all at the same time.
If you are interested in participating, please sign up HERE  or call / text JoLayne with any questions at 763.639.0179.
    This Week at Eternal Hope
Sun, Oct 18 8:00
Worship &  Drive In Worship with Holy Communion
Ushers:   OPEN
  9:15 Family Sunday School
Worship &  Drive In with Holy Communion 
Ushers:   Joel & Kathy Shaffer
    Counters:   Dave Herbst & Joe Marcella
  6:00 Girl Scouts
Wednesday 6:45 Choir Practice
Next Sunday (10/25)  
Worship & Drive In Worship
Ushers:   Scott & Julie Montgomery
  9:15 Family Sunday School
Worship & Drive In Worship
Ushers:   Andy Dramstad & JoLayne Baird
    Counters:  Ken Grimm & Jeri Shaffer

PRAYER REQUESTS - If you have any prayer requests, please let Pastor, Andy or the church office know. 

In Our Prayers:
  • Sue Hillyer
  • Lisa Strandquist
  • Melissia Dramstad
  • Rachel & Ian Lexvold (daughter-in-law and son of Lori) as they await for the birth of their 1st child. 
 Happy Birthday To: 19th Rosalina Pelton, 24th Sheri Bykonen, 25th Ellen Sederlin, Ryan Kerger,  27th Carrington Kreger, 28th Marc Sederlin, 29th Lisa Strandquist.
Happy Anniversary To: 24th Joe and Kathy Marcella
Worshiping Together – Oct 11:      8:00 AM – 11       Drive-In: 5
                                                       10:30 AM – 13       Drive-In: 8
Family Sunday School: 8
Offerings and spending through October 1st, 2020
          Members’ offerings for General Fund - $131,640
          Spending in General Fund -                 $149,120                                   
          Offerings are less than spending by       $17,480                
Detailed financial information is available on the bulletin board in the hallway near members’ mailboxes.

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