Obituary of Bernard M Christianson

Bernard Merle Christianson, 87, passed away October 27th, 2019 at North Memorial Hospital. He was born on October 8th, 1932 to the late Clifford and Gladys (Nelson) Christianson. He was baptized on October 30th, 1932 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Santiago, MN. He was confirmed on May 26th, 1946.

After graduation from Monticello High School in 1950, he worked at Holsom Bakery in Minneapolis. In February of 1952 he joined the U.S. Air Force. He then worked for Honeywell for the next 37 years. During that time at Honeywell he worked on the space program Apollo. He then was promoted to supervisor and continued in various supervision positions until retiring in 1993.

Bernard married Betty Carlson on July 2nd, 1960. They had four children. Anita Ann, Scott Bernard, Jay Merle, and Lee Howard. Bernard and Betty enjoyed traveling in their early and retirement age. They went camping when the kids were growing up and explored many U.S. states. When retired, they traveled to many countries around the world. Norway was their favorite travel destination.

He is survived by his loving wife Betty of 59 years. Sons: Scott (Lori) Christianson, Lee Christianson (Mona Schwier). Sister Marlene Truax and brother-in law Harold Truax, brother-in-law Allen Carlson and wife Audrey. Granddaughters: Heidi, Kayla, and Lydia. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death was his infant daughter Anita an infant son Jay. Father Clifford and mother Gladys (Nelson) Christianson. Brother Charles and sister-in law Fay Christianson. Father in law Alfred and mother in law Christine (Olson) Carlson. Brother in law Robert Carlson. Sisters-in law: Lorraine Carlson and Betty Marie Carlson.

A celebration of life will be held on November 3rd, 2019 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 413 3rd St East, Monticello, MN. 1:00 PM gathering, 2:00 PM memorial service. Meal to follow. Private burial will be held at a later date.

  1. May the Lord Jesus that promised Bernie eternal life, give you the family comfort and certainty that one day you…

Mission Festival – Welcome Home

WELCOME HOME
MISSION FEST

Sunday, October 13

Speaker

Pastor Paul & Aneela

He currently serves as the leader of the new South Asian Ministry located in Pewaukee, WI, which is reaching out to South Asians residing in North America. Pastor Paul had lived as a doctor in Pakistan, but now is a doctor of souls, sharing the gospel here. They were highlighted in the July WELS Connection video. For more info on the mission go to https://wels.net/serving-others/missions/jointmissions/south-asian/

St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church

413 E 3rd St, Monticello, MN 55362


  • Worship starts at 9:00 am.
  • Meal served 11:45 am
  • Speaker presentation: 10:30 to 11:30 am

For more info: mywels.com/MissionFest

or call (763)295-5315.

Pastor Paul will also be at the LWMS rally at St. Peter’s in the afternoon, starting at 1:00 pm.


MISSION SERVICE OPPORTUNITY

Everyone is invited to purchase items and then bring them along to church. We will use a grant to cover the cost of shipping the things together to our clinics. (For CAMM newsletters – mywels.com/CAMM)

— Wish List Items—

  • Knit dish cloths-give to new moms at clinic
  • Twist ties (that come with plastic baggies)
  • Handiwipes -for sponging off feverish kids and wiping up messes—by Clorox. Dry fast and can be burned.
  • Pill bags-use them for antenatal clients who get one with their iron tablets on their first visit. Ladies bring them back to refill at future visits.
  • Ziploc bags with zip thing—not press together type—can keep things in them and be assured they are closed up better. GALLON SIZE most requested used to organize boxes and pill bags of meds in the trunks.
  • Choc chips—dark as well!! (Malawi-Evans)
  • Nuts to bake with-walnuts or pecans (Malawi-Evans)
  • Aveeno hand/body lotion—purse size nice—Beth (Malawi-Evans)
  • Werther’s candies (Malawi-Evans)
  • Chili powder and Cinnamon (Malawi-Evans)
  • AA and AAA batteries—flashlights and BP cuffs—expensive there (Malawi)
  • Post it notes, sharpies, pens (Malawi-Evans)
  • Treats-granola bars (Nature Valley, Kashi, Kind)—taken to clinic for snacks as usually no lunch break. Some choc in them or fruit or nuts. (Mal-Evans)
  • Peanut M & M’s (Malawi-Evans)
  • Christian Christmas decorations (Malawi-Evans)
  • Notepads—jotting down notes and lists (Malawi-Evans)
  • Walsporin ointment (Malawi)
  • Knit caps-baby size especially 0-6 months
  • 4 x 4 gauze
  • Grocery bags
  • Blankets
  • Sunscreen—lotion only and 50 SPF at least (go thru about 2/week)
  • Homemade cross necklaces
  • Baby Layette items
  • Baby/Children’s socks (especially Zambia)

LWMS Fall Rally — October 13

LWMS RALLY

Sunday, October 13

Speaker Pastor Paul & Aneela

He currently serves as the leader of the new South Asian Ministry located in Pewaukee, WI, which is reaching out to South Asians residing in North America. Pastor Paul had lived as a doctor in Pakistan, but now is doctor of souls, sharing the gospel here. They were highlighted in the July WELS Connection video. Or for more info on the mission go to https://wels.net/serving-others/missions/jointmissions/south-asian/

St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church

413 E 3rd St, Monticello, MN 55362

  • Rally starts at 1:00 PM with registration & fellowship & devotion
  • Noon meal served 12:00 to 12:45 pm
  • Speaker presentation: 1:30 to 2:30 pm

Mission Service Opportunity

Gather wish list items from the CAMM  (Central African Medical Mission) mission’s August newsletter. Items will be gathered and sent to Africa with a special grant to cover shipping.

Weekly Note – Fall Start Up & Has Jesus Left the Room?

Hello Friends,

Yes, it appears that summer is winding down with Labor Day past us. We go back to our regular schedule with Sunday worship at 9:00 am and Bible Study & Sunday School following worship.


Do you remember those days in school when the teacher left the room and kids would mess around? As you look at your life, does it ever seem like there are times that you live like Jesus has left the room? Are there things you would not do if Jesus were with you? If you knew that you would see Jesus at worship each week, would you find yourself in church more often? If he was at your home, would you use better language, change your living habits, pray more, read his Word more and treat others better?

Why is it we live as if Jesus is not here or as if Jesus does not exist at all? I realize that we are living in a post-modern world, a world where many do not believe that Jesus was even a real historical figure. Let’s face it, in our world today there are many that don’t believe Hitler really had concentration camps or that even 9-11 happened. People were there! They witnessed these events. They are real! Peter, John, the Marys and over 500 people witnessed Jesus alive, even after his resurrection. They were real people. Our God is real. The faith you profess is real, a gift from the Holy Spirit.

Yet, as sinners, we find ourselves living like Jesus doesn’t matter. We live like I am king and Jesus is my servant. I will come to him when I need him. As you see these attitudes and sins in your life, it hurts to realize how much you have hurt Jesus and treated him as trash! Do we even deserve his blessings, his love? No, we don’t do we. We deserve his judgment and we will get it. The Lord knows our life, both the good and the bad, even our intentions and thoughts. We will stand in judgment!

Oh, but thank the Lord, he also knows why he, our God and Father, sent his Son, Jesus. Jesus came to take our judgment, our hell. Jesus came to save us from our sins, to free us to be able to serve him without fear. He came that we could live life to the full as a redeemed child of God, living in the world knowing Jesus truly goes with us everywhere! As children of God we want to bring Jesus into every part of our lives. As children of God, we want to share his life-giving love to everyone we know. As children of God we want to worship him and listen to him speak to us, encouraging our family of God that he has brought us together into, the church, his body. We also call it the communion of saints. Thank the Lord for leading us to see his love, giving us faith that lets me know his forgiveness is mine! Rejoice in this certainty, my friends.


Summer worship schedule is over, plan to come together with Jesus in regular worship on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am.  Family Bible time after worship with Sunday school at 10:20 and Bible study at 10:30. I hope the Lord helps you find time for this in your schedules!

Sunday Bible Study – “Life Full in Jesus – Letters from John” This week we will start with John letter to Gaius, 3 John. He speaks of Gaius and his fellow congregation members walking in the truth. What does that look like? How are we doing that in our daily life. What might a letter from John to us sound like? Come join us for this special study!


Bulletin from last Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sermon from last Sunday on Hebrews 11 – God Creates 20/20 Faith Vision!

Upcoming Events

Mission Festival & Welcome Home Sunday – October 13th. 

Our speaker is a former doctor from Pakistan, where he was able to share Christ with even Taliban members and other Muslims. After being forced to leave, he now, after training with our Seminary, is called by a congregation in Pewaukee, WI to share the gospel with people from Southeast Asian. Pastor Paul will preach for our service and give a presentation with his wife Aneela on their work. Please look to attend and save the date for the special day. A pork chop potluck will take place starting at 11:45. We will also be hosting the LWMS rally following at 1:00 pm.

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Birthdays

Klaphake, Tina

09/02

Ruddle, Marjean

09/09

Wood, Sara

09/09

Hayes, Shirley

09/13

Anniversaries

Kerry and Jennifer Swendsen

09/03

Tanya and Jeremy Woelfel

09/11

Fay and Jerome Susa

09/12

A Nice Day

How can it not be nice, knowing that our Lord has chosen us and come down through Jesus Christ, true God and true man to save us. He makes God’s love known to us. By the working of the Holy Spirit, we have faith and the certainty that God’s promises are true! Eternal life, peace with God and forgiveness! God has revealed his mystery to us in Christ. Got questions, please ask: info@mywels.com.

Ephesians 1:3–14 —3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, 9 he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. 11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.