Vol. 24, No. 9
April 30, 2008
Nigeria Dinner Fundraiser, May 17
St. Barnabas has recently begun a partnership with
a Lutheran congregation in Hong, Nigeria. St.
Barnabas is one of many congregations in the
Minneapolis Area Synod that is partnering with the
synod’s companion church, the Lutheran Church of
Christ in Nigeria.
This fall, Ann & Andy Dybvig will travel to
Nigeria with a delegation of about twenty people
from the Minneapolis Area Synod, giving them an
opportunity to visit and bring greetings to the
congregation in Hong.
May 3-4: New Members Received, Artistic Gifts
Celebrated, and Pastor Wayne Sent Off on Sabbatical
To help raise the funds for the Dybvig’s trip
($6,000), the Nigeria Task Force is sponsoring a
Nigerian dinner on Saturday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m.
Nigerian friends of Darin & Christina Troftgruben
will prepare a buffet of traditional Nigerian dishes.
As this dinner is a fundraiser, we ask for a minimum
donation of $15 for adults and $7 for ages 5-10 (kids
4 & under eat for free), but larger gifts would be
Reservations are requested. Sign up at the table in
the narthex or call the church office (763-553-1239
by May 15.
The St. Barnabas community grows again this
Sunday, May 4 as we officially welcome eight
households to the congregation at the 10:30 worship
service. We say a warm welcome to:
Kyle & Alissa Gambrel
Arlen & Sue Hagen
Cliff & Louise Kramer
Debbie Mossefin, Kassie
Steve & Lisa Oelfke, Tom & Katie
Tim & Brenda Pearcy
Jia & Hannah Sang, Daniel
At the conclusion of all three worship services there
will be a brief rite of Blessing and Godspeed for
Pastor Wayne as he begins a 3-month sabbatical on
May 6. (An overview of how Pastor Wayne will be
spending this time was included in the last issue of
Crosswinds.) At both Sunday morning worship
services, the Senior Choir will then send him on his
way with a rousing, spirited arrangement of Swing