For online bankers using their bank's bill pay service, you are able to send your church offering directly to ELC. Simply set up Cokato Evangelical Lutheran as one of your payees (Cokato Evangelical, P O Box 448, Cokato MN 55321). When setting this up make sure to enter your name in the account number/memo area so it prints on the check. Then, just as you would pay any of your monthly bills, simply enter the amount and date and your bank mails the check to church. Very simple to set up and a great way to make remembering your church offering easy!
You can view the Evangelical Lutheran Church web page on your mobile device. At the Google Play Store click on "Apps" and then type Radiant Web Tools into the search box. Click "Install". Visit the site often. Keep up to date on events, closings, and your "Read through the Bible" readings. Under the "Forms" tab you can submit your address changes, newsletter copy, and fill out various forms.
ELCA missionary Pastor Elisabeth Johnson, serving in Cameroon, will be back in the U.S. for home assignment during July and August, 2018. Evangelical Lutheran Church gives prayer and financial support to Pastor Johnson. She will preach at the 9 a.m. service August 12, 2018, bringing news of the mission work being done in Cameroon. Put the date on your calendar and plan to attend.
Evangelical Lutheran Church is asked to provide "meals in a can" through June 30 for the Cokato food shelf. Donations of meals in a can may be placed into the plastic food shelf tub located near the church elevator. Some examples of meals in a can include spaghetti sauce, Manwish Sloppy Joe Sauce, canned tuna or chicken, canned Chow Mein. This is not a complete list...it is fine to donate other items not specifically listed. Thanks for caring. Thanks for donating.
Items for the in-kind offering that will be taken along to the June 29-30 W/ELCA Convention includes: white socks and lip balm for the St. Cloud veterans, shoes for “Soles for Souls”, and Christian literature.
Want to contribute? Drop items into the tote that will be available in the Narthex or near the church elevator. Donate new white socks and lip balm. Donate any kind of shoes – good, bad, or ugly including (but not limited to) flip flops, tennis shoes, dress shoes or even shoes missing a mate! The shoes that are unwearable can be ground up to make other items. If you are donating good, wearable shoes it would probably make sense to fasten the pair together.
The W/ELCA Convention will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud June 29-30, 2018. Bring your donations no later than June 25 to allow time to pack everything up.
ELC's summer Vacation Bible School Program is now open for registration! Our theme this year is "Shipwrecked" which uses tropical and sailing activities to show how Jesus always rescues us from sin! VBS will be held from 5:30-8:00 pm on Sunday, July 29th through Tuesday, July 31st, and registration is open to all children who are in pre-school through fourth grade! Any older students are welcome to inquire about serving as a Crew Leader during VBS as well. You can register using a paper form found in the narthex, or by going to this website online: https://vbspro.events/p/events/3f38a8
VBS is always an absolute joy and a wonderful opportunity for kids to learn in lessons, games, and activities about how they are loved by God! We hope you'll join us for a fantastic week of VBS this summer!