TUESDAY, April 8th
9:00 am Friendly Service
1:00 pm Yoga class
4:00 pm Membership Committee
WEDNESDAY, April 9th
10:00 am Bible Study @ Evelyn Hovland’s
11:00 am Facilities Committee
5:30 pm Lenten Event
6:00 pm M.I.S.S.
FRIDAY, April 11th
1:00-2:00 pm Yoga class
NEXT Sunday, April 13th
10:00 am Worship
11:00 am Fellowship
Big Thank Yous Continue for Our Drama Team! We have already begun the journey through Lent to Easter, and the drama team has added helpful insights into the lives of those who loved and followed Jesus. Julie Hjelm was Mary Magdalene; Jon Hall was the disciple Matthew; Ron Branch was John; LaDonna Anderson was Mary of Bethany; Stuart Henrickson was Judas last Sunday; and Rev. Steve Johnson is portraying Pontius Pilate today. We’re calling the series “People of the Passion,” and each Sunday through Lent a different person will be portrayed. Why not invite a friend or neighbour to experience worship through Easter! A big thanks to Barb Grover for creatively leading this drama project.
Join Our Spiritual Yoga Classes! Regular weekly class schedules for low-impact “Beginning Yoga” for men and women are now in progress through Friday, April 25th. Sessions are on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:00 – 2:00. Please contact Daisy Stahlberg (763-9461) if you have any questions.-Board of Spiritual Life
“Mindfulness”- Our Theme in Lent
“The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.”
Daisy Stahlberg and the Spiritual Life Board, with assistance from several outside our Church, have created a wonderfully eclectic list of mid-week offerings that will surely stimulate the hearts and minds of members and visitors alike! Each Wednesday has begun with a soup and sandwich meal, and a different topic is explored following supper. We’ve had a conversation about Global Warming; tried some low-impact Yoga for beginners; and participated in a live video conference with the Pastor of “Shift” UCC. Our final event will be this Wednesday, April 9th. Pastor Scott and Jon Hall will lead a Biblical journey by exploring the passages which point to Jesus’ spiritual disciplines and practices. Participants may want to bring a notebook, pencil, and your favourite version of the Bible. Our Music Committee will be our hosts for the light meal. All are welcome!!
Easter is Coming! Have you thought about who you might invite to Church this Easter? There will be an Easter Cantata, another one of our wonderful dramas and we will be receiving new members! It will be a day filled with music and joy!-Lenten/Easter Planning Team
Notice to All Committee Chairs: I am in the process of preparing the booklet for our Annual Programmatic Meeting. There are still a few reports outstanding. If you intend to provide a report, please send it or let me know to be looking for it. Time is running out! If you need a copy of last year’s report, just let me know. Thanks!!-Barb, office
Our Angels responsible for visiting and delivering blankets to those hospitalized or grieving in April are Ceil Campbell (763-5886) and Celesta Podolske (763-3079). Thank you, Angels.
A “Must Read” – Copies of our recently-revised Safe Church Policy and a Conditional Attendance Agreement are available on the back shelf or from the Church office. Everyone is encouraged to familiarize yourself with these new documents.–The Church Council
Ushers and Lay Leaders Needed for Sundays in the month of April! There are sign-up sheets on the large orange poster at the back of the sanctuary. Thanks for participating in our worship services!-Worship Committee
Please Help Us Update Our E-mail List!! We are diligently making a big effort to get e-mail addresses from as many of our Church members and friends as we possibly can. Please, if you have not given the Church your e-mail address, consider providing it now. It’s a fast, efficient, and inexpensive communication tool to let you know what’s happening in the life of the Church and saves a lot of postage and telephoning time. Thanks!!!-Barb, Church office
“Silver Plate Catering:” There are some packets of information available on the back table featuring a service called “Silver Plate Catering.” Tom Knutson, a former chef at Nelson Gables, has started his own business of catering fresh/never frozen meals for noon or evening each day. Included in the packet is a menu and price guide. He will deliver the meals! Truly worth checking into if you have a need for good nutrition!-Kathryn LeBrasseur
Our Worship Service is broadcast on KXRA Radio each first Sunday of the month. Sponsorships are available for the upcoming months for anyone wishing to do so. The full cost of the broadcast is $110, but sponsor-ships of any amount are welcome! Thanks!
Bountiful Basket Report for March (MN Food Share month): Our donations were picked up on Monday, March 31st. The Food Shelf reports that we gave 183(!) pounds and they are “very happy, as always, with our donation.”-Julie Hjelm, Missions Comm.
New Members Will Be Received on Easter Sunday! Folks wishing to join at that time are invited to talk with Pastor Scott! -The Membership Committee