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Christmas Care: Gifts and Prayers 2019

Stop at the Servant Ministry table in the Narthex to provide gifts and prayers for a specific individual at Hart House, Mission Farms, Smith Lodge, Our Saviour’s Shelter, and Anishinabe Wakiagun. You will receive a personalized packet with the individual’s name and a wish list ($50). Please keep the person in your prayers throughout the holiday season. Gifts should be delivered to church by Sunday, Dec. 8.

Financial Gifts

If you would like to support this outreach ministry, but don’t have time to shop, please consider providing gift cards, or make a financial gift at, where you can designate your gift to “Christmasing.”

Mission Nursing Home—New in 2019!

Mission Nursing Home is a skilled-care residence for 90 men, located on Medicine Lake. We are planning a gift bag for each person, most of whom are estranged from their families and unable to live on their own. We will assemble the gift bags at SPD and will also provide a simple Christmas party at the nursing home on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 12. We welcome your participation.

Items for Mission Nursing Home:
Drop off items in the red bins in Fellowship Hall by Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. Needed: Men’s socks, stocking caps, puzzles, books, and snacks.

Gift Certificates/Cards ($25 each)

Indicate the number of gift cards you are donating. Gifts cards may be given to Pastor Strand Patterson or dropped off in the office or at the Hospitality Desk.

Home Free Shelter

We help families experiencing domestic violence in two ways. The list of wish list is in the Christmas Care brochure. (Download PDF of details for Home Free Shelter)

For moms and children living in the community and receiving services from Home Free Shelter, you can shop from a family’s wish list, spending about $50 per person. Sign up in the narthex, and you will be contacted with more details.

For moms and children living at the shelter, shop from the wish list in the Christmas Care brochure, and drop off unwrapped gifts by Dec. 8.

Messiah Book Drive

As families pick up their Christmas food basket, they will have the opportunity to select books for their children. Our goal is 700 new books for children: infant to teens. Books of non-violent, multi-cultural content are appreciated. (Also bookstore gift cards.) Items can be placed in bins in Fellowship Hall. Due date: Sunday, Dec. 8.

Contact Pastor Valerie Strand Patterson at or 763-475-7126 if you have questions.

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