Healing Waters Parish is a five-congregation partnership of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America serving Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota. The five churches in Healing Waters are Augustana Lutheran of Clarkfield, Bergen Lutheran of rural Granite Falls, St. Lucas Lutheran of rural Cottonwood, Swede Home Lutheran of rural Clarkfield and Yellow Medicine Lutheran of Hanley Falls.
God calls us to mission and ministry in our rural prairie communities and to the world. Gathered in faith and nurtured by Word and Sacrament, we commit ourselves to share a hope for the future, to use our resources and talents guided by the Holy Spirit, and to work together to expand our ministry to serve others in the name of Jesus Christ.
The name "Healing Waters Parish" was chosen because each church is in Yellow Medicine County. "Yellow medicine" plants, which grow by the flowing waters of the Yellow Medicine River, were used by the Dakota for their healing powers. In the waters of baptism we are nourished, healed, and restored; we invite and encourage you to join our healing parish.
Home page: Click here
ELCA News home page (news items updated throughout each day): Click here
Resources for ministry, worship, education, missions: Click here
Living Lutheran, daily conversation on what it means to "live Lutheran:" Click here
General parish e-mails:
Want just the electronic newsletter? If you'd like to opt out of getting a print version of the newsletter mailed to you, click here
May 2013 Calendar
April 2013 Calendar
March 2013 Calendar
February 2013 Calendar
January 2013 Calendar
December 2012 Calendar
November 2012 Calendar
Newsletter & Calendar Archives
To see previous editions of the HWP newsletter or calendar, click here and scroll down to bottom left.