Youth Gathering at
The Bridge
509 Main Street
Mantorville
Wednesdays  6:30 - 8 pm
Come & Join in the fun!!

Will Resume in the Fall

Faith Village Sunday School

Pastor’s Lesson for the Week


“What Do Pastors Do All Day?”

Have you ever wondered what it is that your pastor actually does?

Over the last few months we started a little series in the newsletter talking about what it is that the minister actually does in a church our size.  Everyone knows that the Pastor preaches, leads meetings, and does things like weddings, but the other stuff we rarely seem to cover.  This is unfortunate because there are many things that I do as your Pastor, and I want you to know about them so that I can be a better resource for you no matter where you are at in your life.  We have already covered hospital visits and outreach, this month we are going to talk about community involvement.

1st Timothy 3:1-7 gives us a really good overview of what a good church leader, particularly a pastor or deacon, should look like.  “It is a trustworthy statement; if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.  An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money.  He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?), and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into condemnation incurred by the devil.  And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.”  That last verse there, where a minister is called to have a good reputation outside the church, is actually vitally important to ministry.

 
To put it very bluntly about why a minister should be involved in the community, if they are not out and about how are they supposed to be influencing others to come to know the Lord?  I especially think about young pastors like myself, who have no children and are not from the area.  For pastors like me, we have to be engaged in community events and circumstances to reach others for Christ and to keep ourselves grounded.  Think of it like a business manager who is present outside his own corner office, or like a veterinarian who asks how her patron’s pets are doing.  For us as Christians, especially for ministers, the work of Christ doesn’t stop at the doors of the church.  So practically, what are some examples of things that we do in the community?


Speaking for myself, there are many things that I am involved in community-wise.  Some are bigger commitments than others, and some are just the act of being present in this community that I love.  Not all of these are classified by me as “work,” but if the opportunity presents itself I am always happy to talk with folks about Jesus!  Some of the community things I do are:  I am a new member of the Lion’s Club, was blessed to help with the Memorial Day Service, work out at the local Anytime Fitness, shop at Erdman’s, have coffee with seniors at Daniel’s, attend the county fair, and am just generally present at most community events. 
 

If you see me out and about in the community, please do not hesitate to come over and say hello.  It is a joy to know you (or if I don’t know you yet, get to know you) and it is a joy to be present in the community.  If you have any questions regarding what it is that your minister does, or if you have any questions regarding the faith that we hold, feel free to get ahold of me.  Know that you are in our prayers!

Many Blessings,
Pastor Jacob Hanson
(715) 225-9851
Pastorhanson@kmtel.com

 

 

Pleasant Corners UMC
Pleasant Corners is located about half way
between Kasson and Dodge Center.
Physical Address: 21927 650th Street
Kasson, MN 55944 
Mail to:  801 5th Ave NW 
Kasson,  MN  55944

Congregations of faith

Community Service

Our outreach programs help us bring the gospels to life every month.

Apply the Good News to your daily life.

Teen Programs

Our youth programs help teens learn to navigate those toughest of years.

Sunday         16     Trinity Sunday / Father's Day Sunday                                                                               9:00 am  Sunday Worship at KUMC                                                                                11:00 am Sunday Worship at Pleasant Corners UMC
                                  5:00 pm Worship Music Team                                                       
Mon               17    6:30 pm Small Group - Marina                                                          Tues               18    6:30 pm Men's Club at KUMC
Wed               19     9:00 am M & M's meet at KUMC                                                                                                  Newsletter Submissions are due                                             Fri                  21    First Day of Summer
Sunday          23     9:00 am  Sunday Worship at KUMC                                                                                11:00 am Sunday Worship at Pleasant Corners UMC
                                  5:00 pm Worship Music Team                                                             

Will resume in the Fall

Our Mission Statement:

To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world

Pastor Jake Hanson


Kasson UMC

KUMC is located just 
three blocks west of the Kasson Pool
​ at 801 5th Ave NW, Kasson MN 55944


Kasson and Pleasant Corners 

United Methodist Churches

507-634-7823​

Kasson Worship 9:00 am  (Nursery Available)
​Pleasant Corners Worship 11:00 am

Fifth Sundays  Congregations worship together