April 4, Easter Sunday. Outdoor Sunrise Service at 6:45 a.m (reservations requested – see below), followed by live-streamed Easter Sunday Worship Service at 10:45 am.
Note: the Sunrise Service will take place on the church grounds on Easter Sunday, April 4, at 6:45 am. It will be a time of prayer, scripture and poetry. Masks and social distancing will be required. If you would like to attend, we kindly ask that you RSVP so that we know how to set up the space. The service will happen rain (or snow!) or shine. Please call the church office (952-888-4621) or email Mary to let us know that you are coming.
April 3, Family Easter Egg Hunt (3–4:00 pm) outside at Oak Grove Church.
April 2, Good Friday. Live-streamed service at noon on Facebook and the website.
Good Friday, April 2, 2021 Bulletin
Direct link to Good Friday service on Facebook
April 1, Maundy Thursday. Pre-recorded service available online on Facebook and the website (see links below).
Maundy Thursday Service – click here to view the video on Oak Grove’s web page
Maundy Thursday Service – click here to view the video on Facebook
March 28, Palm Sunday. Palms & Pancakes Drive-Thru (9–10:00 am) at the church, followed by live-streamed Palm Sunday Worship Service at 10:45 am.
One Great Hour of Sharing. Remember in this Lenten and Easter Season to include One Great Hour of Sharing in your giving. It is the gift that goes around the world! We will dedicate our One Great Hour of Sharing Offering during worship on Palm Sunday, March 28.
On Sunday, Jan. 17, we will be Ordaining and Installing our Elders and Deacons. Since we are doing this remotely and cannot lay hands on our new officers, we are asking all current and former elders, deacons, and clergy to send in pictures of your hands by Thursday, January 14, to email@example.com.
Thank you as we continue to be a church beyond the walls!
We will continue to have colorful arrangements for our Sunday worship services, virtual or in-person. Select a date in memory of or in honor of a loved one, group or event. The cost is $30 due at sign-up. Contact Sharon Fields at 952-831-0504 (a landline) or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and reserve your special date.
Please send us a picture of you and your household holding lit candles to email@example.com by December 21, 2020, to be included the Christmas Eve montage.
Please join us for a special recorded Thanksgiving Eve service. The video will be available for viewing on Wednesday, November 25, starting at 4:30 pm via Facebook and our website. Direct link: https://www.facebook.com/OakGrovePresbyterian/videos/5256804784333252
UPDATE: Here are links to the two books mentioned by Brenda Johnson in our August 16 Worship Service: The Romance of African Methodism: a Study of the African Methodist Episcopalian Church by George A. Singleton and Before the Mayflower: a History of the Negro in America, 1619-1962 by Lerone Bennet.
On Sunday, August 16, we welcome Brenda Johnson, for “Courageous Conversations” with Mary Koon. Brenda was ordained in 2017 as a local elder/clergy in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Her life verse is Hebrews 1:1, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” And Nehemiah 8:10, “…for the joy of the Lord is my strength.”
Ms. Johnson is a Transitional Specialist with Stadium View School — part of the Minneapolis School District housed in the Hennepin County Detention Center — where she works with youth and families. Johnson is passionate about youth, families, and those incarcerated and is devoted to interrupting the “cradle-to-prison” pipeline. She is actively involved in the National Education Association. Her work is recognized internationally. We are excited to hear from you, Brenda! Welcome!
On Sunday, August 9, we welcome Reverend Denise Dunbar Perkins. Join us at 9:30 a.m. for our virtual Worship Service!
The Reverend Denise Dunbar-Perkins is an Honorably Retired Presbyterian Church USA Minister from a Specialized Ministry of Board-Certified Chaplaincy at AbbottNorthwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, where she also served as an adjunct Clinical Pastoral Education Facilitator and chaplain preceptor for CPE students.
Her work included providing pastoral care to patients and their families through spiritual assessment, sacramental ministry, bereavement assessment and support, bio-ethics or health care decision making support, consultation with staff, End of Life, life transitions with the elderly and connection with the interfaith religious community. Her specialty was in attending to the cultural/emotional/spiritual aspects and challenges with long term and life limiting medical conditions.
She also served as a public speaker with a focus on the healthcare concerns of the communities of color (HIV, diabetes, cancer, etc.) and the church’s response to them.
She is one of the original founding members of Kwanzaa (now Liberty) Community Church PC(USA) in North Minneapolis, the only African American Presbyterian Church in Minnesota and is also the first African-American female to be ordained into Presbyterian ministry in the State of Minnesota. In the last 24 years within the church, she has served locally, nationally and internationally as a speaker, teacher, preacher, workshop leader, curriculum writer and worship leader. She also been an adjunct professor at United Theological Seminary, where she received her Master of Divinity, teaching on Black church culture and Womanist Theology. Additionally, she is a former high school history teacher which informs her passion around paying attention to what has gone on before us in society.
Denise is currently serves on the Called Ministry team for the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area and she is our Presbytery liaison to the Pastor Nominating Committee.
Join us online at 9:30 a.m. on June 14, 2020, for Pride Sunday. The Worship Service will feature meditations from Oak Grove’s Rainbow Fellowship.
Slideshow Video, Oak Grove Pentecost 2020
“Bonus Reel” of deleted scenes not included in the final slideshow
Send us your photos for a Pentecost slideshow!
Celebrating Pentecost (May 31) involves a lot of movement and action. Acts Chapter 2 talks about tongues of fire and rushing winds. To help celebrate Pentecost this year, we’d like your pictures and action shots. Take photos of things flying, or blowing, or with a lot of RED in them. Let your imaginations take off!
Note: Please send only photos that you have taken yourself or that you have permission to share. Emailing us your photos indicates your permission for Oak Grove to use them in the slideshow we are posting on our Facebook page and website.
Email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 noon on Friday, May 29. Thanks!