It’s time to pull out your best and hottest chili recipes. Oak Grove’s Annual Chili Cook-off, is Sunday, February 23, 2020, after the Annual Meeting. If you are bringing chili, please sign up at the church in advance.
Mark your calendars for February 23 to attend, taste, and vote! This is a fundraiser for the Senior High Youth Mission Trip this summer in Texas.
For questions, call Jane Propsom at 612-723-0592.
UPDATE, March 25, 2020: Holy Week services will all be online.
Ash Wednesday, February 26, 5:45 p.m. Taco dinner, followed by Ash Wednesday Service by Pastor Mary, with imposition of ashes and communion served by the 8th grade confirmands. The Chancel Choir is singing.
WoW! during Lent will feature Bible study on the Beatitudes on March 4, 11, 18, and April 1. [Note: There is no WoW! on March 25 because of Bloomington Spring Break.]
Palm Sunday, April 5, Worship Services at 8:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. with Deacons serving brunch for everyone between services.
Maundy Thursday, April 9. There will be soup dinner at 6:00 p.m., followed by the Maundy Thursday Communion Service (all in Gideon Pond ABC).
Good Friday, April 10, Tenebrae service at 8:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020
6:30 a.m. Sunrise service with communion at Bloomington Cemetery (104th St. & Lyndale Avenue).
Easter Egg Hunt for the children between Worship Services at the church.
8:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Easter Sunday Worship Services at the church.
On Sunday, January 26, 2020, part of our worship during the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services will include “Church Chats,” a time for your thoughtful responses to questions about Oak Grove Church. We want to convey to potential pastoral candidates an accurate and candid description of our church, and for that, we need your help.
Every member and friend of the church can participate simply by coming to church on January 26 and giving candid and thoughtful responses to questions about the church. During worship, we will divide into groups. The facilitators and recorders will move from group to group with particular questions (think of it like “speed dating” only we are calling it “Church Chat”).
Following the 10:45 a.m. service, there will be a lunch where we can continue the conversations. Join us for a morning nourishment of mind, body, and spirit!
UPDATE: the Women’s Retreat has been been cancelled due to weather.
Oak Grove’s 2020 Women’s Retreat is January 17-19, at Clearwater Forest. Our topic is “Telling Our Story,” presented by Jacquelyn Fletcher Johnson, the founder of Heartwood Healing and the creator of the Heartwood Self-Mastery programs. She’s a motivational speaker, the award-winning author of 14 books, and the co-creator and host of the Healing Words television show administered by the Lavins Center for the Humanities in Medicine at Mayo Clinic.
Oak Grove’s 2020 Men’s Retreat is January 31-February 2, 2020, at Clearwater Forest. The weekend will be led by Mary Koon, with the theme Gift of the Holy Spirit.
Sign up is in the narthex, and scholarships are available. Contact the Oak Grove office for further information.
Save the date, Friday, February 14, 6:00pm-7:30pm, for Oak Grove’s Family Valentine Party!
Come for pizza, make some valentines, decorate heart munchies, play games, and watch movies. Contact Pastor Mary to sign up (952-888-4621).