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
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. : )
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.
Our very own Brenton Haack is playing with his band Punt on Third on Tuesday, July 25 at Bryant-Lake Bowl on Lake Street. Start time is 8 PM. Let's fill the place with familiar faces.
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.