Thursday, September 10, 2009

Alpha is Coming

A moment ago I sent this email to all the email addresses on our church system... I want to make sure no one is left out so I'm putting it here too.
Sisters and Brothers in Christ in the Dassel-Cokato area!

Come to the ALPHA CELEBRATION DINNER Sunday, September 27, 2009, 5:00 p.m., and BRING FRIENDS!

Hundreds of our neighbors and co-workers need signs of God's love to get them through the weeks and months to come. They need to know that they are treasured by God and by others.

Alpha is a proven way of sharing that love.

Alpha needs your support now.
  • Please give a financial gift to the "Alpha Fund" here at Evangelical Lutheran Church. About $3,000 in special gifts is needed to make Alpha possible. Just write "Alpha Fund" on the memo of your check or on your envelope.
  • Please personally invite and bring friends and neighbors to the Alpha celebration dinner - and attend yourself - Sunday evening, September 27, 5:00 p.m. Personal invitations are THE way of beginning the process of godly change in the lives of those we love. We have some invitations available for you to send to friends. Let us know how many you want.
  • Please consider how the Lord is calling you to personally participate this fall -- on the prayer team, in the children's program, as a group leader or helper, or in the ever-popular kitchen.
Alpha has taught me so much. I have learned that when God calls and when we leap in, God blesses us with spiritual strength that expands beyond Alpha to the rest of our lives.

If you have participated in the past, please come again. Every time I hear the teachings, participate with the leaders and the guests, go on retreat, I find God at work blessing and changing my life and others lives.

None of us are yet what God wants us to be. All of us in Alpha continue to need God's guidance, grace and mercy - please come and join with all the *imperfect people* who gather around our *perfectly loving God*.

Please don't wait another week to pray, to act, to give, to invite. Please don’t wait to find a perfect program with perfect people. You won't find it this side of heaven. Alpha is the best way at our church to share God's love with the world.

If you want to know more about what Alpha is about, go to or call us!

If you have any interest in blessing individuals and families this fall, I'd ask that you'd contact our wonderfully willing Alpha administrator, Veda Davis, at 320-286-5429 or or the church office at 320-286-5964. You can also email me at You will really help us if you'll respond to this note...

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Pastor Steve Thorson

Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cokato, MN
280 3rd St. SE, P.O. Box 448
Cokato, MN 55321

cell 763-291-3499
church office 320-286-5964
home 320-286-6169

I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls. Second Corinthians 12:15

PoWeRSuRGe – the way forward
Pray Every Day
Worship Every Week
Read & Study the Bible
Serve at and beyond Evangelical Lutheran Church
Relate with Others for Spiritual Growth
Give Generously as God has first given to you
If you're not in the Dassel-Cokato area, please keep us in prayer.

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