Ordinary Time Embodied Prayer

In the name of God the Father,

Christ the Son,

And the Holy Spirit,

I gather all the pieces of myself into my heart

I open my heart to you, O God

Come into my heart

And transform me

That I may be your person in the world


We are your church, the body of Christ

We lift our eyes to you, O God

Come, Merciful One

And transform us

That we may be your people in the world


Feed the Hungry

Last night at our staff meeting we talked about the upcoming sermon on the first corporal work of mercy: "feed the hungry." It was apparent in our discussion that there was so much to say about what this means that given only twenty minutes we will only barely get going.

Pastor Laura sent me a link to the Chris Hoskins latest blog entitled "Farming Again." It is yet another way to think about how our creative God can work through our minds, hearts and hands as we respond to his call. Here is a link to the blog if you are interested in reading it. Chow. : )

Women's Summer Book Club

You are invited to join a relaxed summertime discussion of "The Emotionally Healthy Woman" by Geri Scazzero.

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, June 22, 8:00-9:30 AM: Introduction, Chapter One and Chapter Two

Saturday, July 15, 8:00-9:30 AM: Chapters Three, Four and Five

Tuesday, August 1: 8:00-9:30 AM: Chapters Six, Seven and Eight

Come prepared by reading the assigned chapters and identifying one new thought ("oh my, this is revolutionary!") and one growth area ("oh yeah, I need to pay attention to this in my life") contained in what you read. 

Let Pastor Jan know you are coming. 

We will be meeting at Elim Church in NE Minneapolis. 

Eastertide Art-Ful Reflection

Here are some of our art-ful reflections on the scriptures of Eastertide.

Reformation 500

Elim's Adult Sunday School is offering a class this June on the Reformation. Come and learn about the Church's history. 

Teacher: Dr. Chris Gehrz; Professor of History at Bethel University; Member of Salem Covenant Church, New Brighton

When: 9-10 AM, June 4, 11, 18 and 25

Where: Elim's Dining Room

Description: Five hundred year's ago this fall, a German monk and professor named Martin Luther posted a set of academic arguments in Latin, inadvertently beginning the religion upheaval known as the Protestant Reformation. In this four week class, we'll explore the causes, conflicts, and consequences of the Reformations--Protestant, but also Catholic and Radical--including the legacy of this history for Christians in the 21st century.