Pastor Anne Fisher started work today as Oak Grove Presbyterian Church’s Transitional Pastor. Please stop by to welcome her and to say hi. Anne’s office hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
There will be a welcome reception for the congregation to meet Anne after the 9:30 a.m. service on Sunday, August 4. Hope to see you there!
On, July 29 the Rev. Dr. Anne Fisher will begin her time as Oak Grove Presbyterian’s Transitional Pastor.
Anne graduated from Princeton Seminary and was ordained in 1982. She has served 20 congregations as an interim/transitional pastor, including large city and suburban churches and small rural churches.
Anne and her husband Gregg Dana lived for 21 years in Gurnee, IL, a Chicago suburb. Gregg retired as a Presbyterian minister and mental health counselor, and their plan was to move to interesting places as Anne continued her career as a transitional pastor. They moved to Plymouth MN where Anne served the Plymouth Presbyterian Church and enjoyed this area so much that they changed their plan and decided to make the Twin Cities their home base.
Since March, Anne and Gregg live in a newly-built 49-unit Cooperative Living building in St Anthony Park on the Luther Seminary grounds. They are enjoying their new home and getting acquainted with 75 new friends.
Anne and Gregg have four children and five grandchildren. Robert and family are in Reston, Virginia. William and family live in Minneapolis. Elizabeth and her new husband live in Berlin, Germany, and Christina lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Anne and Gregg enjoy traveling, spending time with family, working out and taking walks around the many lakes in the area, and reading the books suggested by the Minneapolis Institute of Art Book Club. Anne is excited and looking forward to entering into the wonderful ministry of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church.
Welcome, Pastor Anne!
From Memorial Weekend, May 26, through Labor Day Weekend, September 1, Oak Grove will have a single worship service on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.
Regular services will resume on September 8, 2019.
Vote for Your Favorite Hymns During Lent Madness!
Voting is complete in Oak Grove’s
! The winning hymn is Lent Madness Hymn Tournament, the Championship Thank you, everyone, for voting throughout Lent Madness! Here I Am, Lord.
Weekly bracket ballots were included in the bulletins during Lent, with the final Champion Hymn announced and sung on Easter Sunday. See below for the weekly winners.
March 25 Championship Round *Here I Am, Lord Great is Thy Faithfulness March 18 Northwest Division: PETER vs. Southwest Division: PAUL *Here I Am, Lord Just A Closer Walk With Thee Northeast Division: MARY vs. Southeast Division: JUDITH
Amazing Grace *Great is Thy Faithfulness
Winners of March 11 are marked with an * below.
March 11 Northwest Division: PETER *Here I Am, Lord I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry March 11 Northeast Division: MARY Spirit of Gentleness *Amazing Grace March 11 Southwest Division: PAUL Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore *Just A Closer Walk With Thee March 11 Southeast Division: JUDITH All Things Bright and Beautiful *Great is Thy Faithfulness
Winners of March 4 are marked with an * below.
March 4 Northwest Division: PETER How Great Thou Art *Here I Am, Lord *I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry Take My Life March 4 Northeast Division: MARY *Spirit of Gentleness Be Thou My Vision *Amazing Grace On Eagle’s Wings March 4 Southwest Division: PAUL Beautiful Savior *Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore *Just A Closer Walk With Thee Blest Be the Ties That Bind March 4 Southeast Division: JUDITH Jesus Loves Me *All Things Bright and Beautiful For All The Saints *Great is Thy Faithfulness
Winners of February 25 are marked with an * below.
February 25 Northwest Division: PETER *How Great Thou Art It is Well With My Soul For The Beauty of the Earth *Here I Am, Lord *I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee You Are My All in All *Take My Life February 25 Northeast Division: MARY *Spirit of Gentleness Come Thou Almighty King All Are Welcome (Let Us Build a House) *Be Thou My Vision *Amazing Grace What a Friend We Have in Jesus *On Eagle’s Wings Morning Has Broken February 25 Southwest Division: PAUL *Beautiful Savior I Love You, Lord *Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore Abide With Me Blessed Assurance *Just A Closer Walk With Thee Love Divine All Loves Excelling *Blest Be the Ties That Bind February 25 Southeast Division: JUDITH *Jesus Loves Me Day By Day First Song of Isaiah *All Things Bright and Beautiful Thy Word *For All The Saints *Great is Thy Faithfulness Breathe on Me, Breath of God
Winners of Feb 18 are marked with an * below:
February 18 Northwest Division: PETER Children of the Heavenly Father * How Great Thou Art Guide My Feet * It is Well With My Soul *For The Beauty of the Earth Spirit of the Living God Shine, Jesus, Shine *Here I Am, Lord *I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry Lord Prepare Me to Be a Sanctuary *Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee I Could Sing of Your Love Forever *You Are My All in All In Christ Alone *Take My Life Angels from the Realms of Glory February 18 Northeast Division: MARY Come Live in the Light *Spirit of Gentleness Earth and All Stars *Come Thou Almighty King *All Are Welcome (Let Us Build a House) Immortal Invisible Gather Us In *Be Thou My Vision *Amazing Grace God of the Sparrow *What a Friend We Have in Jesus This is My Father’s World Holy, Holy, Holy *On Eagle’s Wings *Morning Has Broken Born in the Night February 18 Southwest Division: PAUL *Beautiful Savior O God Beyond All Praising *I Love You, Lord Hymn of Promise (In the Bulb) *Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore Precious Lord Lord, I Lift Your Name on High *Abide With Me *Blessed Assurance Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah *Just A Closer Walk With Thee Sweet, Sweet Spirit *Love Divine All Loves Excelling Do Lord God is Here *Blest Be the Ties That Bind February 18 Southeast Division: JUDITH Because He Lives *Jesus Loves Me *Day By Day You Are Mine *First Song of Isaiah Sweet Hour of Prayer May the God of Hope Go With Us *All Things Bright and Beautiful Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing *Thy Word *For All The Saints Though I May Speak My Life Flows On *Great is Thy Faithfulness *Breathe on Me, Breath of God How Firm a Foundation