faith formation
Tools to help us better understand the heart and mind of Jesus Christ
Adult Learning

Bible Studies as well as topical studies are offered throughout the year at various times.  Circle Bible Studies for women meet monthly in homes or at the church.  An introductory class to the Lutheran Church is offered several times each year.  This class serves as a new member class for those interested in joining the Lutheran Church when there is no previous Lutheran affiliation.

We're never too old to learn. As Christians, learning is a lifelong journey that begins with church school, continues through confirmation and goes on through adulthood and until the end of life. LIFT - Learning In Faith Together - is a Sunday Morning Adult Education opportunity that takes place each week at 10:23am in the sanctuary. Each week will focus on a different topic. Come and be a part of learning and growing in faith. Read More
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Begins September 23

This weekly Bible Study with Pastor John delves into a book of the Bible for study and discussion.

Everyone is welcome to join in the study. The hour-long study begins at 9:45 AM each Wednesday in South Hall. The coffee pot is always on and quite often snacks make their way into the room as well. Come and delve into one of the fascinating books of the bible.

The format for our fall study will include a look at the appointed scripture readings for the coming week. It will be an opportunity to become familiar with these texts before they are read in worship and to recognized the themes that are presented in our weekly lectionary readings. We may even raise insights that will weave their way into the sermon for the coming week.

The Lutheran Magazine Study
Come to the study of "The Lutheran" magazine. Even if you do not yet have a subscription to "The Lutheran," come anyway and materials will be available.

The subscription cost for this magazine is $19.95 for twelve monthly issues. To subscribe, send requests to: 
The Lutheran Circulation, c/o Augsburg Fortress, PO Box 1553, Minneapolis, MN 55440 or subscribe online at
Anyone is welcome to join us on the first Tuesday of the month in the Rose of Sharon Lounge at 7pm to discuss the book of the month. To see the schedule and book list, please click on Book Group. The current book list is also posted in the Narthex. We read a little of everything! Contact Shannon Hansen if you have any questions 218-779-6909. Read More
Golden Age Club

The Golden Age Club is a program of Sharon intended to provide fellowship, food, fun, as well as a dose of inspiration and learning for those who have reached the golden years of life - we'll label that as 65 years or more (although IDs are never checked!). The gathering of this group normally takes place the second Friday afternoon of the month from September through June. 

Check the monthly calendar here or the monthly newsletter here to find out the date, time, and subject of this month's gathering!

Women of the ELCA (WELCA)

WELCA is an easy way to say Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The organization includes Lutheran women who gather in over 7,000 locations in the U.S. and the Caribbean for service, study, advocacy, fellowship, and more! WELCA embraces all kinds of ministries that support its mission of mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. Click here to find out more!

Men's Study

All men are invited to join the Men's Study which meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the church lounge, starting September 22. We'll be studying some familiar Old Testament stories and have some background information laid out for us by Terry Fretheim, one fo the great Old Testament scholars from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. His video presentation will lead to some great discussion on these Old Testament stories. All men are invited and encouraged to come for these one-hour sessions facilitated by Pastor John. Come and be supported and encouraged by other men as we grow in the faith! 

Faith in Film
Next date TBA

Come join us for food, fellowship, and a film!  Faith in Film is for anyone 18 or older who enjoys a good movie and enlightening discussion. For movie and showtime, contact Bruce or Cheryl Nyhlen ( 218-779-1240 or, 218-779-0247)  All are welcome (18 or older recommended).

"Welcome to Baptism" Orientation

A one-hour orientation called "Welcome to Baptism" is offered each month for those who are planning a baptism in their family, (scheduled or not yet scheduled). Sponsors, if available, are welcome to come in addition to parents. The class is held in the church lounge (please enter through door #1).

Upcoming dates are available on the calendar page. To register for this class, please call the church office by Friday before the class at 772-3122, email, or speak to one of the pastors.

This class is designed to help answer questions about baptism, including:

  • What is baptism?
  • When should baptism occur?
  • What is my role a s a parent, sponsor, or family member of the baptized?