2019 Quilt Auction

28th Annual Quilt Auction

The 28th Annual Quilt Auction will be held on Saturday August 3, 2019. It will bring together hundreds of bidders, quilt and silent auction items, and many volunteers all of who are committed to making Lutheran Island Camp and Christ Serve Ranch the best place for children and families to strengthen their faith.

Quilts are made by individuals and groups throughout Minnesota. They include quilts ranging in size from baby quilts to plus King Size. Many are machine quilted - all are beautiful.

Crafts, books, rugs, wood working, paintings, glass work, furniture and more make up our Silent Auction. Bidding continues throughout the day on these fun items.

Again this year our auctioneer will be Doug Maser. He does a great job of bringing fun and excitement to the auction.

No sessions are available at this time.
A Creation Safari-Canoe the Mississippi

Canoe the Mighty Mississippi - A Creation Safari

                                                   August 10, 2019                                                     

Cost: $25 per person

Ages: 16 and older

To Register: You may register online or by calling 218-583-2905 or by email

Paddle down the Father of Waters from St. Cloud to Clearwater.  This canoe route was used by Native Americans for centuries and later by missionaries and explorers like Zebulon Pike, Henry Schoolcraft and Father Hennepin.  The Mississippi Valley along this stretch has maintained much of its “wilderness” appearance due to being designated a Minnesota Wild and Scenic River in 1973.  We may see variety of native plants and wildlife.

We will paddle 10 - 12 miles downstream from St. Cloud to Clearwater.  The trip will take 4 -6 hours depending on river and weather conditions and paddler experience.  There are no significant rapids on this stretch of the river, although currents may present a challenge to inexperienced paddlers.  Participants should have some basic experience using a canoe or kayak.  Both types of watercraft will be used for the trip.

Schedule - Saturday, August 10

      9:00 a.m. -             Meet at Holy Cross Lutheran Church

                                    St. Cloud, MN


                                    Carpool to landing

      10:30 a.m. -            Launch

                                    Rest Stops along way

      4:00 - 5:00 p.m.   - Arrive at Clearwater Landing

                                    Supper together at local restaurant                                                                                           

                                    Depart for home

 Possible Schedule Changers:

        Weather -  excessive wind or thunder storms in area

        Water conditions - too high or too low could affect the safety

        Watch for any change in plans

Provided - 

      Canoes, kayaks and paddles

 You Need To Bring -

       Life jacket ( or let us know your height and weight ahead of time to  

                          provide one for you)

      Drinking Water

      Bag lunch and snacks 

      Sun protection

      Proper clothing for weather conditions

      Proper protective footwear - water shoes that protect your entire foot

                                                     including toes - you will be walking  on 

                                                     sharp rocks - NO BARE FEET OR FLIP-

Money for supper

Dry bag or plastic bag to protect valuables and electronics

Backpack to contain your belongings


You May Want To Bring -



Meet At - Holy Cross Lutheran Church

                2555 Clearwater Rd.

                St. Cloud, MN     56301

Questions?      Pastor Lynn Machula

                        (320) 252-5795



No sessions are available at this time.