Fish Lake Lutheran Church
Stark, MN


May everyone feel God’s love in this community of faith. There is a nursery for children five and younger following the Children’s Sermon, and baby-changing stations are located in both downstairs restrooms. Large-print bulletins and wireless units to assist hearing are available upon request. Visitors are encouraged to provide contact information in the pew pad or guest book in the narthex. If you’re interested in becoming a member call the church office (651-674-4252), or click here to find out more.



A great need and job opening – As of August 2nd Fish Lake Lutheran will have no Office Administrator. We still do not have a Youth Minister. In an effort to make either job more attractive, Council has temporarily combined both the Office Administrator and Youth Minister positions leading to a job of 30-35 hours per week (the precise hours need to be negotiated with the individual filling these two functions) at $14.00/hour. This is a work in progress and will involve conversations between the pastor, Office Administrator/Youth Minister, and Council as to what can best be worked out in the best interests of all concerned. Due to the urgency of the need, Interim Pastor Rebecca needs to receive the job applications by July 30th. For those submitting resumes and willing to work with us in these days, thank you and God bless you. Email resumes to

Fish Lake Lutheran in the Movies…AGAIN! iiFilms, the creator of “the Current” will begin filming another movie this summer called Miles Between Us. We are happy to say that they will be filming a few scenes here at Fish Lake in August. The movie will be filmed July 13 through August 13 and the movie plans to come out October of 2016. Want to be a part of the movie?? A congregation is needed to be filmed on August 2nd from 1-4pm. Approximately 100 people are needed for the scene– come and bring your family and friends!

A Celebration of Gifts — In celebration of our gifts and in gratitude to our God, we are asking folks to bring 10 of something non-perishable to donate for our local food shelves (if you wish to bring peas, please bring 10 cans; or if a package of mac & cheese, please bring 10). We will celebrate God’s goodness to us by bringing our 10 offerings forward near the beginning of the service on August 2. The more who donate the greater the fun we’ll have bringing these and thanking God.

Townhall Meeting – Please Plan to Attend the Townhall Meeting – After Family Dinner & Worship—Wednesday, August 5 – On Wednesday, August 5th, 6:30 pm we will have the Congregational Town Hall meeting at which the Mission Encouragement Team will explain the results of our Ministry Site Profile to our congregation, Bishop Lull and Sister Noreen. Bishop Lull will listen to the results of the report and to comments from the congregation concerning specific attributes we hope for in the pastor to be called to serve Fish Lake Lutheran. Bishop Lull will then send us pastoral candidates based on the ideas expressed at this meeting. As August 5th is a first Wednesday, we will continue our practice of gathering at 6:00 in Fellowship Hall for a light supper then proceed to the Sanctuary for worship at 6:30. Bishop Lull has offered to lead us in a brief message. We will share communion and commence the Town Hall meeting. The last email I received from Christine Meagher set the date of this meeting. As this is an important step in the search for a new pastor we welcome your presence and ideas.

Fundraiser for Matt Bauer’s family sponsored by Johnson Controls York Union Minneapolis Branch. They are asking for prayers and support for Lorrie, Hope, Colton, & Paige Bauer. If you wish to contribute to this fund, please send donations to Minnco Credit Union, 38807 9th Ave., North Branch, MN 55056. Please make checks out to Lorrie Bauer (in care of the Matt Bauer Family Fund.)