March for Our Lives Rally
Carpooling to the March for Our Lives Rally (end to gun violence) this Saturday, March 24. Students and those able to walk the two miles of the march will carpool from Oak Grove at 9 AM. Larry Pearson and Bill Chadwick will drop people off at Harriet Island, where the march begins at 10 AM. Others are encouraged to meet at the state capitol at 11 for the program (or join the march along the way north of the river). If you wish to carpool from Oak Grove for just the rally, please meet at 9:55 AM. (As you no doubt know, tens of thousands are expected at the march in Washington, DC.) If you have questions, contact Pastor Bill Chadwick at email@example.com or 952-888-4621.
Small groups for Lent: We invite you to take part in a small group to study The Book of Forgiving by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu. Two times are offered: Thursdays from noon – 1 pm through March 22 at the church. Questions? Please call or email Mary Koon at 952-888-4621 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, join us for Contemplative Worship using practices from The Book of Forgiving.
March 25 Lent Madness Hymn Tournament – the Championship. Two hymns have advanced to the final round. Did your favorites make the cut? Click here for the results of the March 18 ballot and for the March 25 match-ups. Voting on this ballot ends at 12:00 noon on Palm Sunday, March 25.
Prepare for Holy Week & Easter
March 25 Palm Sunday worship is at 8:15 and 10:45. ALL are invited to the brunch between services served by the Board of Deacons.
There is no Wednesday worship or activities on March 28.
March 29, 6:00 pm, Maundy Thursday Soup Dinner and Communion Worship
March 30, 8:00 pm for Good Friday Tenebrae Service.
April 1, Easter Sunday services:
- 6:45 am Sunrise service with communion at Bloomington Cemetery (104th St. and Lyndale Ave.)
- 8:15 and 10:45 am worship at the church
Easter Egg Hunt at 10:00 am for children through 5th grade
PROGRAM YEAR SUNDAY SCHEDULE
Our Theme is Love Grows Here
8:15 am Worship
9:15 am Adult Faith Formation
9:30 am Children’s Faith Formation (Sunday School)
10:45 am Worship
We generally celebrate with communion on the first Sunday of each month.
At 10:45 worship following the Time with the Children on non-communion Sundays, children 3 years – K are dismissed to Children’s Church with singing. Please pick up children immediately after the service in the Children’s Church room on the lower level.
Also join us for WoW! (Wonderful Wednesdays). Come at 5:45 pm for dinner and then stay for Children’s, Youth and Adult Faith Formation programs at 6:15. No need to RSVP — just show up to enjoy food, fellowship and learning.
March 2018 Oak Leaves