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Online Worship: Earth Day Sunday

The earth is resting.Shhhhhh.Shall we hum a lullaby?The photo above, found online, was captioned:“The Sleeping Lady Mountain, about 33 miles northwest of Anchorage Alaska, taken from a drone.” It may be photoshopped. It most certainly is majestic. This third Sunday of Easter we remember the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.We celebrate LIFE when we realize…

Laughing Jesus

Holy Hilarity Sunday (Online Worship)

To join the service, click HERE. Did you hear the one about the shortest sermon in history?It was titled: “Killing Jesus.” The content: “Didn’t work.”Amen. For centuries in Eastern Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant countries, the week following Easter Sunday, culminated in “Bright Sunday” (the 2nd Sunday of the Easter season). It was observed by the…

Monday Morning Coffee & Tea Gathering

We are doing a new thing.Isn’t that what Jesus said?(A big virtual hug to anybody who can locate that scriptural reference!!)On Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. you are invited to a coffee & tea break!We’ll have stuff to talk about.You’ll need to bring the coffee or tea.Mostly, we want to talk together, and…we hope that…

Good Friday Online

This “crown of thorns” becomes an urban “Station of the Cross.”Our Good Friday celebration leads us by new paths and into smaller rooms this year.We are as upended as the money changers’ tables! The MN Conference of the UMC is providing two differentGood Friday services to be shared across the state. The Twin Cities District provides one:This service…

Maundy Thursday Reflection (Online)

Let’s ZOOM to gather for a simple remembrance of Maundy Thursday. BYOB (bread) and something to drink (water? wine? whatever you’ve got!) with Pastor Chris Kliesen Wehrman at 7:00 p.m. If you are hungry – for bread or company – or thirsty – for a glass of wine or a word of camaraderie – you…

Online Worship: Easter

To join the online worship, CLICK HERE. Easter unplugged.Those are the words that have been running through my heart.Easter in small rooms. Easter confined.I’ve mentioned that this year Easter feels like peering inside one of those sugar eggs that contain tiny dioramas, each one a household.ANDThat is exactly what we intend to do Sunday morning. We will…

palm sunday altar with objects representing each character

Online Worship: Palm Sunday

It is Palm Sunday! We open the gates wide and enter Holy Week. We may think of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as a measured walk down the sanctuary aisle adorned with palm branches and orderly singing.BUTIn reality the procession undoubtedly looked more like a pack of sports fans jostling for position to get through the…

(Online Worship) Hamlet’s Walnut Shell: Dry Bones and Lazarus

Sunday is the 5th and final Sunday of Lent.We are in the midst of an extraordinary journey!Next week the celebration of Palm Sunday merges into the beginnings of Holy Week as we approach Easter on April 12.For most of us, every familiar pattern has been altered or disrupted.In these times, when some of us can feel…

Sunday Worship

This Sunday we will come together in the sanctuary to sing and pray and learn together.And as it turns out…We may be doing things quite differently by next week. One of the most important things we’ll do together Sunday is some brainstorming about how we can creatively engage in community and compassion when we cannot be physically…

Online Worship

With the church building in ‘resting mode’, there will be NO in-person worship this Sunday. Instead, please plan to join us online as we create a new way of worshiping together. For those without internet access or a smartphone, you can listen to the service. For those wishing to dial in by phone, the number to call…