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During Summer After the 9:30 Service, Please Join Us for Coffee and Social Time

10:45 AM Undercroft

Ordination Service June 26 at St. Mark’s

The ordination service will take place on Tuesday, June 26th starting at 7:00 pm and a reception to follow. Jennifer Allred and Peggy Schnack and others will be ordained.

The ordination of these candidates to the diaconate and to the priesthood reflects the abundant ways the Holy Spirit has been moving faith communities in Minnesota to join in the work of God in their neighborhoods. The individuals who will be ordained represent not just their own willingness to respond to God’s call to join in that mission, but also the conversations, prayers, practices, service, sweat, friendship, conflict, change, and growth of all the baptized people of ECMN’s faith communities.

In Minnesota, we see the primary function of Deacons and Priests as those who are sent out to look for gifts in others and then nurture those gifts in order to engage in God’s mission in an ever-changing world. Every member of the church is a minister, from the three-year-old coloring in the pews, to the silver-haired faithful, to the teens on the mission trip, to the adults who gave up a week of vacation to accompany them. Through baptism, we are all ministers, uniquely gifted to participate in God’s love for the world.

Whether you’re being ordained, are a friend, family or faith community member of someone being ordained, a clergy member, or someone interested in celebrating the growth of individuals and leaders in Minnesota, we welcome you to come.

So What’s the Vestry Up To These Days?

Your Vestry retired to a quiet spot in southern Minnesota on June 10 and 11 and enjoyed an opportunity to work together during a two-day retreat. We spent time talking about what we feel are the most important things for us to concentrate on during the rest of this year, and beginning to develop thoughts about how to support critical areas of our parish faith experience. Some of the areas discussed were support of our youth programs, developing more consistent communication links to the entire parish, and putting more formality and consistency around support of financial health at St. David’s.

You will hear more about these areas as we continue to develop plans for support in each of them.

Peace Garden Party

There's a Peace Garden party every Monday morning at 9:30. Join us and you won't be disappointed! And if that time doesn't work we can always add another performance just for you.—Launa Tucker, 952-935-1294

Boy Scout Troop 207 Car Wash

Tuesday, July 17th5:30-7:30pm

St. David's Parking Lot

Tickets are $10 each (To purchase in advance, please contact Krista Furan at 612-867-2289 or kristafuran@gmail.com) Proceeds will go toward funding a High Adventure trip to Florida Sea Base in 2019.

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