What a difference a week makes. The snow is melting fast and we even see hints of curbs long since buried in snow. Drive safe out there, the roads are still slick.
We had a good visit to the Minneapolis Institute of Art on Sunday to view the exhibit called “Sacred”. If you missed it or simply did not have the time to see everything on Sunday, the exhibit lasts through July 13th.
We will continue with our Lenten focus on Sacred Time. Each Wednesday we are meeting for lunch and a brief worship experience. The lunch begins at 12:15 and the service begins at 12:45. From noon-5pm, you are invited to walk the Labyrinth in the Assembly Room to deepen your Lenten experience. The focus for Wednesday is “A time to kill and a time to heal.” The lunch will be provided by Gayla Marty, Kathleen Tice and myself. Invite your friends and co-workers. Remember, the Southeast Library is not open on Wednesdays, so we can park there during the Lenten Lunch events.
On Sunday, we’ll look at “A time to break down and a time to build up”. We have been thinking about this as we watch Dinkytown transform before our eyes. What other things need to be built up and broken down. I think of Joshua and the Jericho walls. I think of the Berlin wall, the walls separating Palestinian and Israeli lands, the walls separating the US/Mexico border. What other walls do we build up? Which need to be broken down? Diane Ehr will be the worship leader. Laura Potratz will be out of town. In her place, we welcome back Joe Trucano to play organ on Sunday.
This past Sunday, we began our Lenten giving opportunities. We collected kitchen supplies for Refugee Services. This Sunday, we will be collecting bedding for homeless shelters. Please bring these items and be prepared to place them on the stage during the offering. Here’s the giving schedule for the rest of March:
Monday: UBC/FCCKnitting Group at the home of Cynthia Hendricks;
Tuesday: 5:30-7:30pm Sacred Harp;
Wednesday: 10:30am Pastoral Relations, 12:15pm Lenten Lunch, 12:45 Worship Service, 6:45pm UBC Carillon (No Chorale this week);
Thursday: JRLC Day on the Hill;
Sunday: 10am Worship Service;
11:30am Education hour, Membership class, Adult Forum: “All About You, Roger Johnson”
12:45pm UBC Council;
5-7pm Sacred Harp.
Blessings and Peace,