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United in Christ Ministry

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The United in Christ Ministry (UCM) is a collection (consortium) of seven area Lutheran and Methodist churches that formed in 2014 to join together as they face the challenges of today and in the future.  These challenges include attendance issues, pastoral leadership, finances and other concerns.   As reported in The Lutheran magazine (August, 2015): […]

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Mission Quilting

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Imagine the comfort that comes from a hug at the time when you need it most. That’s the feeling you can share with a Lutheran World Relief quilt. Through a simple combination of fabric and thread, you can reach out to people in their time of greatest need with a strong message of hope — […]

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Dartball

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It’s a Tuesday night and you are wondering what might be happy-ning in Fall Creek. If you listen carefully you’ll hear happy, energetic voices hollering “drop her right in there,” “good one,” or “yeah, all right!” These gleeful voices, punctuated with random laughter and clapping, are not coming from the ball field or even the […]

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Parsonage Painting Party

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Winter exploded on Fall Creek after several weeks of especially warm weather. Nearly a foot of wet, heavy snow was followed by several more inches. The wind did its part to blow some of it around, but most of the snow moving required tractors, strong backs and county snow plows.  The lawns glistened in white, […]

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English Lutheran Church of Bateman

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English Lutheran Church of Bateman Note: This church is combining with St. James Trinity to become a two-point parish.   The English Lutheran Church of Bateman is located on County Highway X in Chippewa Falls, not far from where County X and Highway 29 intersect. The Scandinavian Lutheran Church of Chippewa Falls began a mission to […]

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Chrismon Decorations

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Christmas came back!  On a bright February morning in the basement of St. James Trinity, women gather to provide some well-needed repairs to the Chrismon decorations that adorn the sanctuary’s trees during the liturgical Christmas season. A Chrismon (CHRISt + MONogram) is a monogram of Christ. Some Chrismon decorations are simple representations of Christian symbols […]

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Men’s Bible Study

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Seven men walk into a bar, make that a restaurant, at 6:00 in the morning. With a big wink, they refer to this as “mid-morning,” just half-way between midnight and noon.  What is wrong with this picture? Well apparently nothing. It doesn’t happen by accident. This monthly event, officially called “Men’s Bible Study” is well-planned […]

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The Organ Tuner

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Do you have ringing in your ears? Well maybe you need a doctor, or perhaps you happened by the church when the new organ tuner was in town. Fred Hermes, Pipe Organ Technician, came to SJT to tune the electronics, tweak the pipes, and breathe some life into the organ. Fred and his wife Nancy […]