Woven Voices Concert Sept 18

Woven Voices Concert: Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 2:00 pm

Woven Voices will be presenting their Make-Up Spring Concert at Oak Grove. This event will follow Oak Grove’s Covid protocols based on the current community risk level for Hennepin County, and you must be COVID symptom-free to attend. Free will offering gratefully accepted; no ticket required. Woven Voices is a chamber choir composed of experienced singers from various Minnesota-based choirs, including two Oak Grove members, that come together to joyfully explore and share choral literature written for soprano and alto voices. We look forward to seeing you!

Read more at the Woven Voices website.

Victor Zupanc Concert Sept 25

Victor Zupanc, acclaimed composer and performer, will be performing a family-friendly concert titled, “Welcome to my World,” at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at 3:00 p.m.

Composer, conductor and performer for over 300 theater productions worldwide, Victor is the long time Music Director at the Tony Award winning Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis and composer at The Guthrie, Mixed Blood and countless prestigious theaters locally and internationally. Victor and guests will perform his original compositions, pop songs, classical music and he’ll even pull out the accordion for a polka. Featured will be a new Zupanc composition to celebrate a beautiful new marimba built exclusively for Oak Grove Presbyterian Church by world renowned marimba builder, Oscar Biolley Quesada of Costa Rica. 

This concert will feature Victor and several other musicians, including Oak Grove members Jessi McKinnon, Emma Wasko, and Caitlin Lucic. Free will donation ($15 suggested but pay what you can). There will be no presale or electronic payment. Cash or check at the door. A portion of the proceeds will benefit OASIS, helping young adults with homeless issues.

Link to concert poster

Victor Zupanc’s website

Sept 24 Clearwater Woodcutting

Join us at Clearwater Forest for Oak Grove’s annual woodcutting event. There will be a lot of fun, fresh air, fellowship, and hard work. Families can treat this as an introduction to the property and a full weekend to hike, bike, kayak, swim and fish. We have campsites and some room with beds available if you would like to come up the night before and/or stay Saturday.

If interested in going or knowing more about the event, please contact Carrie Wilkens at carriewilkens@comcast.net or 952-240-5022.

Rally Day & Fall Schedule

2022 Rally Day Photos

Sunday, September 11, 2022, is Rally Day, the day we return to our fall worship schedule. Our faith formation hour offers time to re-connect with people you may have missed during the summer months and learn more about what’s going on at Oak Grove.

This year, join us in the Social Hall at 9:00 a.m.. Committees will have information available about what they are doing and ways you can be involved in ministry, outreach, fellowship, and more. There will also be an opportunity to sign up for small group discussions for our discernment process.

Children 3rd-5th grade will prepare cinnamon rolls for everyone to enjoy, and a tale will be set up with activities for children. Worship will take place at 10:30 a.m. We hope to see you there!

Fall Schedule

Sunday Schedule

9-10 a.m. Adult Faith Formation

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Youth and Children’s Faith Formation

10:30 a.m. Worship

Wednesday WoW! Dinner and Programs

5:30 p.m. Dinner

6:15 p.m. Faith Formation for all ages

7:15 p.m. Choir

Covid Protocols (risk level sign will be posted at the front door)

Low risk: Masks optional, food service.

Medium risk: Masks recommended, food service, some size limits.

High risk: Masks required, no food, limited singing, size limits.

2022 EV Expo Sept. 17

2022 Electric Vehicle Expo, Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, Saturday, September 17, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

2022 EV Expo photos (Facebook album)

2022 EV Expo Aerial View

Learn how you can reduce your carbon emissions, save money, stop feeding the oil-gas monster and clean up air pollution.  Come see:

  • Dealer test drives/test rides of the latest EV models including the Ford F-150 Lightning
  • 25 EVs on display with their owners telling about their driving experiences. 
  • Electric bikes, e-mowers and e-snow blowers 
  • Electric School Bus from Eastern Carver County District
  • Talks about picking the right EV, rates for charging, electric school buses, climate benefits, cost savings and a women’s panel “Why We Love Our EVs

Event is free and open to the public in the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church parking lot.  Visitor parking will be available at nearby sites and on-street locations. Shuttle service will be available from Creekside Center parking lot (98th and Penn) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oak Grove Presbyterian, 2200 W. Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington 55431 952-888-4621

ev expo

2021 EV Expo photos

2021 EV Expo news article

EV Expo Slideshow (PDF)

Annual Picnic August 14

Worship at Moir Park and Church Picnic, Sunday, August 14, 2022, at 10:30am

Aug 14 bulletin | Video on YouTube

Come worship at the Moir Park Pavilion (10320 Morgan Ave S,) at 10:30 a.m. and then stay for the annual church picnic to enjoy the outdoors, lunch, and fellowship!

Parking: Parking lots are available on 104th St (directly south of the shelter) and on Morgan Ave (east side of park). Parking spaces are needed for people with disabilities. If you’re able bodied, please consider parking on the street leaving extra spaces in the parking lots. Thank you!

You are welcome to bring a favorite picnic lunch for yourself or you may choose to purchase a bag lunch that will be catered from Sammy’s Avenue Eatery. Sammy’s is located just a block from Liberty Church’s Northside Healing Space. The Friendship Committee is offering a catered lunch again this year as a convenience and a way to support our neighbor’s business and the thriving of a neighborhood that matters to us.

Bag lunches are $12 each and include a 6-inch hoagie (turkey, tuna or veggie club), bag of chips, water and a sweet treat! Gluten- free bread options are available for $1 more.

To place your order, simply call the church office (952-888-4621). Payment, cash or check (made out to Oak Grove, memo: lunch), must be received by Tuesday, Aug. 9.

You are also invited to bring a tablecloth of choice to add colors to our tables and also low/jelly jar-type vases of a couple of flowers (or weeds) from your yard, if that’s something that sounds fun to you!

We hope to have some of our Afghanistan friends, with interpreters, join us for a “Meet and Greet” time. We are thankful for the opportunity to give and receive in our relationships with them. Please plan to hang around a bit for conversation with our Oak Grove friends from Afghanistan!

We look forward to a leisurely gathering time together!

Tim Dubis Recognition 7/10

Please join us on Sunday, July 10, as we honor Tim Dubis and his many years of service to Oak Grove. We will recognize Tim during Sunday Worship at 9:30 am, followed by a post-service celebration.

We will have a basket for your cards to Tim at the celebration.

Fourth of July VEAP Fundraiser

The annual Pancake Breakfast for VEAP will be held on Monday, July 4, 2022, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., at Bob and Karen Gerdes’ house (10741 Sheridan Ave.).

Please bring a non-perishable food item or cash to donate. Tables will be separated, and masks can be worn. Let’s enjoy being together!

VEAP fundraiser

Call for Nominations

The Nominating Committee is asking the congregation for suggestions of members you would like us to consider for the Class of 2025 Elders and Deacons, as well as a one-year youth elder. To suggest a name for consideration, please go to www.oakgrv.org/nominate/

Or, tell us in person or via email! The 2022 Nominating Committee includes Karen Alonzi, Emma Wasko, Jim McCarl, Verona Stoesz, Darlene Throndson, Patty Nail, Mary Crampton, Rod Myers, and Linda Johnson.