Elim's newsletter is called "the Messenger" and is published approximately 4 times a year.  Click on the links below to see what has been going on at Elim and what you might want to get involved in.

the Messenger


Groups must reserve their space prior to meeting by contacting Deb Westerberg. Events will be added to the calendar.

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Sunday, May 8 - New Wine performance of "Bright Star" during worship (also Food Shelf Sunday)

Sunday, May 15 – Congregational Meeting

Sunday, May 22 - Celebrate Our Graduates

Sunday, May 29 - Summer worship schedule starts - 9:30 worship

The Elim Church Council is calling a special congregational meeting for Sunday, May 15 following worship.  The topic of discussion is Elim’s Finances and Staffing.  All voting members are encouraged to attend this very important meeting.

FOOD SHELF SUNDAY - the 2nd Sunday of each month we will be collecting non-perishable food donations, as well as financial contributions for the West Duluth Food Shelf.  Items usually needed include - boxed dinners, spaghetti sauce, pasta, feminine hygiene products, diapers, spices and seasonings, paper products, boxed cereals.  Thank you for your generosity. The Evangelism and Outreach Team

THANK YOU TO NEW WINE - A very special thank you to New Wine for leading us in worship this Sunday and for sharing your gift of music ministry with us all!


New Wine is a youth drama/musical ministry of Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet.  The group’s name is inspired by the 5th Chapter of Luke where Jesus challenges us to get rid of the old categories in which we’ve thought about religion and our relationship with God and pour our New Wine into new wineskins. The group promotes Christian fellowship, friendship, and understanding among the students, who come from varied religious backgrounds and traditions.  The group has been around for more than 30 years!

CONNECTING WITH COMMUNITY - How might we live out our call to love and serve others in our community? Here is one way! The Proctor and Hermantown Elementary schools are currently looking for Reading Pals.  Reading pals meet with students for one hour once a week to read together.  What would it look like if a small group from Elim would volunteer to help our community’s schools?  If you’re interested, talk to a couple of friends and sign up together!  They will be meeting this summer so don’t let the looming end of the school year stop you.

Reading Pal Requirements – must be 18 and older and clear a background check.  To volunteer for Reading Pals, contact the program coordinators: Josalyn Olson at Bay View Elementary, 218-628-6293 or jolson2@proctor.k12.mn.us , or Drew Jensen at Hermantown Elementary, 218-626-6029 or djensen@isd700.org .


YOUTH & FAMILY - For those that signed up to head to Camp Vermilion for an overnight on Friday, May 13 – please be sure to turn in your permission slips to Deb.  We will meet at church on Friday, May 13 at 4:30. 


NEWSLETTER DEADLINE - Submissions for the next Newsletter are due by May 15.  Please submit items to debw@elimlc.com


GRADUATES - We will celebrate in worship on Sunday, May 22 those in the Elim community who will be graduating.  Graduates, please send a grad photo, a childhood photo, and your plans for next year to Deb by May 15.