What’s New at Minnetonka UMC.

Join us for our live stream worship at 10:00 am Sunday morning.   Check the front page of the website for how to connect to worship.

 

Scripture: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Matthew 21:1-11

Sermon: Who Is This?

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Church Office ClosedDue to the Governor’s order, the church office will be closed starting Monday, March 30 through Monday, April 13.  We will reopen on Tuesday, April 14. 

 

Maundy Thursday Worship – Thursday, April 9, 7:00 pm: There will be Live Streamed worship on Maundy Thursday.  Plan to have your communion elements ready and join virtually with your church family in this special Holy Week service. 

 

Easter at MUMC: Easter Worship will be Online. After reviewing responses to the Survey and reviewing all of the unknowns about Easter Sunday, the Staff has decided that we will NOT attempt to hold parking lot worship on Easter Sunday.  Instead we will be holding Easter Worship online as we have been doing the last few weeks.  We REALLY appreciate the wonderful words of encouragement that were shared in the survey as well as the honest feedback about concerns.  

 

Daily Pastoral Reflections available on Facebook and the church website. 

 

A reminder from Pastor Dave: You MIGHT imagine that with the building closed, no worship services to plan, a ban on hospital calls, and all programs cancelled that things at MUMC must be quiet and sleepy.   YOU WOULD BE WRONG TO IMAGINE THAT!  Your church staff and leadership and many volunteers are WORKING LIKE ANTS to provide pastoral care, devotional resources, and quality worship experiences through this time of social distancing.  We are LITERALLY re-imaging church!  We are working hard and having fun and being creative even while keeping our safe distances.  

PLEASE REMEMBER that even during these strange times, your church continues to pay its bills and create ministry opportunities that incur expenses.  PLEASE do what you can to stay current with your giving so we can continue to do God’s work in the place in new and creative ways.  Our witness in the community is more important than ever! 

  • You can give online: minnetonkaumc.org/giving 

  •  You can give by text:  Text MINNETONKAUMC to 73256 

  •  You can mail your gifts to: 17611 Lake Street Extension, Minnetonka, MN 55345 

 

What’s Happening in the UMC – GENERAL CONFERENCE POSTPONED: The conference has been postponed due to multiple factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Commission on the General Conference has decided to pursue setting a date in 2021 with a priority on holding it in Minneapolis. The MUMC Task Force on What’s Happening in the UMC will continue to put updates in the Pastors Weekly email. However, the task force encourages anyone who desires more timely updates to visit the UM News website at https://www.umnews.org/en/ or to subscribe to their free Daily or Weekly Digests.  

 

Supporting ICA: As we all hear about the layoffs and furloughs of hourly employees in our area, ICA is seeing a spike in Food shelf demand as families face this new reality. If you would like to help during this unprecedented time, you can support ICA online at www.icafoodshelf.org. 

 

Text Devotions: We are continuing our Text Devotions for the season of Easter, which continues for 50 days after Easter Sunday until Pentecost.  Would you be willing to write one or a few?  The deadline for writing is coming up on April 10.  Thanks for sharing your faith!  Sign up HERE to write devotions.