We hope you will join us for worship on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The Sunday morning services follow a traditional order of Christian worship with a variety of music, prayers, and a sermon. Children are excused after Children’s Time to attend Sunday School (approximately 9:45 a.m.) Our services are very visitor-friendly, last approximately one hour and are followed by fellowship time in the Fellowship Hall.
An adult Sunday School class meets at 10:50 in the Fireside Room. During Lent, we are looking at popular sayings that people think are in the Bible but are not. We will use Adam Hamilton’s Book, “Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say.” Please join us.
April 2 – Love the sinner, hate the sin.
April 9 – Epilogue: Beyond platitudes, cliches and half-truths.
The March Faith In Action is available here.
Lenten Worship Click here for more photos.
During March, our congregation is joining people of goodwill from across the state to help alleviate hunger. Minnesota FoodShare’s March Campaign is the largest food drive in the state, and congregations like ours are the heart of the campaign. Our congregation is collecting both food and cash contributions for Neighbors, Inc., a local food shelf. This year, Centro Cristiano Neuva Esperanza has challenged us to contest as to which congregation can collect the most food. We have set a congregational goal of collecting 2,000 pounds of food during the month ($1.00 equals one pound of food.) If we reach our goal, there will be a special treat available one Sunday in April.
Mark Your Calendar
- March 26 at 4:00 p.m. – Afternoon at the Movies
We will watch The Secret Life of Walter Mitty followed by a time of discussion. The movie is about a daydreamer who escapes his life by disappearing into a fantasy world filled with heroism, romance and adventure. What happens when the real world collides with his fantasy world and he needs to take action sends him on an adventure that is more extraordinary than he could have imagined.
- March 28 – Lenten Supper at 5:15 p.m. followed by Worship at 6:15 p.m.
- April 5 – Lenten Supper at 5:15 p.m. followed by Worship at 6:15 p.m
- April 8 – 13th Annual Live and Silent Auction
Contact Judy or Lynn if you are able to donate something for the auction.
- Palm Sunday – April 9
At our regular service at 9:30 a.m., we celebrate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and prepare ourselves for the week to come. We will hear the story of the Passion.
- Maundy Thursday Service – April 13 at 7:00 p.m.
We remember the last supper of Jesus and the disciples as we celebrate holy communion. We will then journey into the evening and remember the Crucifixion with a Tenebrae style of worship with light and darkness.
- Good Friday Prayer Vigil – April 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
We will have a four-hour prayer vigil. You are invited to join in prayer for 30-miute intervals at church or where you are. The church sanctuary will have music and resources available for people to use.
- Easter Sunday – April 16 – Breakfast at 8:00 a.m., Worship at 9:30 a.m.
Easter breakfast will be served in the Fellowship Hall. We will then celebrate the resurrection in the sanctuary with the our choir singing and our worship concluding with the singing of the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah.
Enjoy your March/April 2017 digital issue of Interpreter, the magazine for United Methodists living their faith.