Pentecost derives its name from the Jewish festival celebrating the harvest and the giving of the law on Mount Sinai fifty days after Passover. Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the Holy Spirit as God’s presence within and among us. In Acts the Spirit arrives in rushing wind and flame, bringing God’s presence to all people. Jesus breathes the Holy Spirit on his disciples, empowering them to forgive sin. We celebrate that we too are given the breath of the Holy Spirit and sent out to proclaim God’s redeeming love to all the world.
9am Drive-in Worship
The Minnesota Department of Health has issued guidelines for drive-in worship. Those with any symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc.) should not attend.
*** The building will not be open and restrooms will not be available, so please plan accordingly. Families will be asked to park as directed and stay in your vehicles throughout the service. ***
You will need a radio to hear the service. Tune your radio to FM 87.9. The broadcast can only be heard in the parking lot (you will not be able to access it from home). There will be no loud speakers.
Worship bulletins will be available as you enter the parking lot, or can be accessed on a smart device or printed at home:
You must be in a vehicle to attend drive-in worship. This is one time when you cannot walk or bike to church. Do not carpool or pick up or bring anyone else who doesn’t live in your #StaySafeMN household.
Please wait to be directed to leave the parking lot after the service. If you choose to stay and listen to the postlude music, please let the parking lot hosts know. All traffic will be asked to turn right onto the highway when leaving (if you need to go south, turn around at the roundabout).
10am Online Worship
Online service is scheduled to stream on Facebook and YouTube at 10am on Sunday, May 31 (and will be available to watch any time after that).
Audio of the message and children’s message will also be available on our podcast.
Online service is scheduled to post on Facebook and YouTube at 10:30am on Sunday, May 31 (and will be available to watch any time after that).
10:30am Online Service of Prayer & Healing
In the Psalms we read: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want”, “Even though I walk through the darkest valley I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and staff comfort me”, and “I lift up my eyes to the hills, from where is my help to come? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth”, and, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; from whom then shall I be afraid?”
Through the ages God’s people have known joy and sorrow, gain and loss, confidence and fear, celebration and grief. Through prayer, we speak to God about all parts of our lives and God promises to always hear our prayers and provide as God sees that we need. We pray as a community during worship and we pray individually in our personal times. We pray for ourselves, our friends and families, the world, and anything else that may be important in our hearts.
Today is the fifth Sunday of the month and normally we would offer the chance to have one of us pray for you one-on-one during worship. Since we are not gathered together in person, we want to spend some time in prayer and invite those who want to call the church and have Pastor Dave pray for you personally over the phone between 11:00-11:30am today, May 31. Dial 763-682-1245 and press 0 (try again after a few minutes if you don’t get an answer.
A collection barrel will also be available for depositing offerings on your way out of the drive-in services.
Ongoing information relating to COVID-19 and the impact on worship and schedules will be posted on our website, on Facebook, and emailed to those who have requested our email newsletter and/or regular updates.