An Offering from Ecclesiastes' Wisdom

“Sometimes we get caught up with life. So let’s remember that our lives are fleeting. Let us give generously with meaningful purpose and let go of what holds us down in fear.”

-Andy McLean

Advent Sing-a-long

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An Advent sing-a-long celebration is being planned for Tuesday, December 4th at the Haacks’ home in South Minneapolis. We will gather for a shared meal at 6 PM with singing to follow. Children are welcome to attend. RSVP here.

Concert Friday


Our friends Steve and Heidi have a new album with a Album Release Show on Friday, November 2nd at 7:30 PM. They will be playing at The Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis.

They want you to know you are all invited!

In Him We Live

Here is more information on the upcoming prayer seminar at Salem Covenant Church.

Prayer Seminar – In Him We Live

Friday, November 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 10, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Prayer has different expressions. We can sing or dance, plead or praise, cry out or be still. It can be vocal. It can be quiet. But no matter what it looks like, prayer involves our whole being. Through teaching, discussion and reflection, this seminar will help you to recognize and respond to the presence of God in prayer, helping to widen and deepen your experience of God in all of life. Our seminar teacher is Rev. Jan Bros, pastor of Abbey Way Covenant Church in Minneapolis. Jan received training as a spiritual director at Christos Center for Spiritual Formation and Shalom Institute. She is an ordained to Word and Sacrament as a minister of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

Sign up online or at the table in the Narthex on Sunday. Cost: $10 per person payable by cash or check, or online through PushPay. Please make sure to designate your check or online payment as Prayer Seminar.



By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.