Be a Shipbuilder!

Look below decks for more information!


The Focus for December is "Relationship" and "Ownership"





The Meaning...


1. a connection, association, or involvement.

2. connection between persons by blood or marriage.

3. an emotional or other connection between people.


The Scripture…


“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” - Matthew 28:18-20


Thoughts….“Remember that no relationship is a total waste of time. You can always learn something about yourself.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it. - Chuck Palahniuk


Action…Live your life as Christ taught us.




The meaning…


1. the state or fact of being an owner.

2. legal right of possession; proprietorship.


The Scripture…


“ 21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” 2 Corinthians 1:21-22


Thoughts “Do your thing. Do it unapologetically. Don't be discouraged by criticism. You probably already know what they're going to say. Pay no mind to the fear of failure. It's far more valuable than success. Take ownership, take chances, and have fun. And no matter what, don't ever stop doing your thing.” Asher Roth


Action…Thank you for your ownership of the Ship Building Themes this year!





We want to encourage you to...“Be A Ship Builder.


The definition of a shipbuilder from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is “A person or company that builds ships” or “A business that builds and repairs ships.” Unlike Jethro Gibs from NCIS we will not be building this ship in the basement of our church and wonder “How we will get it out?” We will build/repair these ships each month and set them to sail. This year we will explore how we can build or repair a different ship each month.


Some of these “ships” will be familiar to you such as Worship, Fellowship, Partnerships, Stewardship, just to name a few. So I want you to think about what other “ships” that might need to be built here or might need to be repaired and let me know your ideas. I want to thank my sister and her husband, Sue and Dave Hunt for building the ship that you see in the lobby. As we did in a Year of Generosity we will tie different bible verses, songs to each theme. We will raise the first sail “Worship” to kick off the month of February. Will you join our crew? On the The USS Flagship “Arlington Hills Lutheran Church” Docked in Port, on the Eastside of St. Paul Let’s Set Sail and Have Some Fun!



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