Minnetonka UMC

The vision of Minnetonka United Methodist Church is to be caring, Inclusive and Spirit-filled in all that we do.

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Pastors Weekly Message

Pastors Weekly Message 2017-09-21T11:24:03+00:00

9.21.2017

 

Dear Friends, 

 

THIS SUNDAY 

  9:00 am Traditional Worship 

10:45 am Jazz Worship 

Sermon:  In Over Our Heads 

Scripture: Genesis 7:1-5; 8:1-5; 9:12-15 

8:00 am Adult Bible Study 

Sunday School for PreK-6th grade during both worship services: This week in Sunday School, kids will take the Imagination Time Machine back to experience the story “Solomon Builds the Temple”. 

 

PRAYERS 

Matt Reaves on the death of his father.  Cards of care can be sent to Matt at 7365 Howard Lane, Apt 123, Eden Prairie, 55346 

 

Mary Hendrickson as she heals. 

 

Sandy Harrison dealing with health concerns. 

 

Dee Anderson dealing with health issues. 

 

Those people affected by recent hurricanes and earthquakes. 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS/INFORMATION 

Childrens Choir:  Singers in 1st-6th grade are invited to rehearse every Sunday at 10:00 am in the Adventure Room downstairs.  Email children@minnetonkaumc.org if you are interested in singing with the Children’s Choir. 

 

Prayer Shawl Ministry, Sunday, October 1, 10:00 am:  Bring your knitting or crochetting prayer shawl project Sunday, October 1, 10:00-10:45 am to work on in the Coffee area.  All skill levels are welcome!  Questions?  Marcia Yockers 952-807-4167 or Barbara Lunde 612-616-6569. 

Celtic Worship Service, Sunday October 1, 7:00 pm: Join us for a Journey of Celtic Prayer and Praise; our theme will be The Center that Holds.  Music by Richard Hensold.  

Fall Blood Drive: Our Fall blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, October 3 from 3:30-6:30 pm at Church. Our donations as a faith community help insure an adequate supply of safe blood for those in need in our area. The sign-up sheet is on the Mission Team board in fellowship hall. Please sign up if you are able.  Thanks in advance for your consideration. Contact Eric Lunde with questions: blunde4@gmail.com  

 

Hurricane Relief through UMCOR Click the link to give to hurricane relief through UMCOR:  http://www.umcor.org/Search-for-Projects/Search-for-Projects.  Use United States Disaster Response Advance #901670.   

 

FROM PASTOR MATTS HEART  

Race and ethnicity are two big buzz words right now in our country. We’ve seen a spike in White Nationalism over the past several months including a resurgence of KKK and Nazi groups. These are also two important issues for us as Christians. 

I recently came across the story of Debbie Irvine and felt like I could relate. Ms. Irvine recently released a book called Waking Up White. I heard her speak about this in her TED talk (video link below). That there was a moment in her life where she suddenly realized her privilege. Has there been a similar moment in your life? 

I can remember a time about ten years ago when I realized that when I wake up in the morning I do not spend any time thinking about the color of my skin. This is not the same for other folks in America. Some people are reminded of that difference daily. We’ll keep this conversation going in several places at church as we live into our vision to be caring, inclusive, and Spirit-filled in all that we do. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD5Ox5XNEpg 

Pastor Matt & Pastor Tiffany