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In-Person and Livestream Worship


Sunday, April 17, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. (no livestream)
and 10 a.m. (livestream)


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Scripture Reading: Mark 16:1-8
Sermon: “Easter Hope: From Fear to Courage”

Holy Week to Easter
April 14, 7:00 PM - Maundy Thursday Worship

April 15, 12:00 PM - Good Friday Service (at St. Stephen's Lutheran)

April 16, 7:00 PM - Easter Vigil All-Community Event (Interactive worship service)

April 17, 8:30 and 10:00 AM - Easter Worship Services; 11:15AM - Children's Egg Hunt

Maundy Thursday Service
April 14, 2022, 7PM
in-person and livestreamed

Accompany Jesus and his companions on the journey
towards Jerusalem.  Communion is offered to all.  The elements will be distributed in the traditional manner or you may ask for individually packaged elements. As is our practice, all communion bread is gluten-free.

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April 16, 2022, 7PM
In-person and livestreamed

This is the night!
The night when all of creation holds its breath waiting for new birth, when God's love defeats the power of death.

This is the night!
Starting outside with lighting the fire of creation, we process into a darkened sanctuary to hear the stories of God's saving acts throughout the Old Testament.  The stories are told in experiential ways: dramatic readings, skits, music, videos, and more.  We also remember our baptisms (and get a little bit wet!) and hear the announcement of the resurrection. This is a deeply moving and fun service for all ages.  Join us for this joyful celebration!  Livestreaming will begin once we arrive in the sanctuary. 
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Upcoming Events

April 20, 9:30 AM - Wednesday Morning Study Group

April 23, 6:30 PM - Film Screening by Green Team, an All-Community Event ("Youth v Gov" in the sanctuary)

April 24, 11:00 AM - Children's Earth Day Activity (Plant seedlings for our pizza garden, decorate small stones for garden)

April 24, 1:30 PM - Care & Share, 3rd in a Series on Deep Listening (Chapel; pre-register:

April 25, 5:30 PM - Chidester Lecture Series (Zoom)

April 27, 9:30 AM - Body Restore (Come Move & Learn!)

April 29, 6 PM - Cooking Class with Rebecca Swett (Zoom)

May 1, 3:00-5:00 PM - Children's Storytelling Day All-Community Event
Wednesday Morning Study Group

April 20, 9:30 a.m. we will meet both in person and online.  Our conversation this Wednesday will focus on "Jesus As Lord." What do these words, this title, mean for you?  Can people have different ways of understanding Jesus as Lord?  We hope you can join us. For those meeting online, please click the image to the right to join the Zoom meeting.  REMINDER:  There are only three sessions left before we begin our summer break, April 20, May 4, and May 18.  Please Contact David Andersen if you have any questions. 

The Green Team invites you to attend
Faith Climate Action Week

Film Screening

On Saturday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m., attend a screening of YOUTH v GOV., the story of America’s youth taking on the world’s most powerful government. Armed with a wealth of evidence, twenty-one courageous leaders file a ground-breaking lawsuit against the U.S. government, asserting it has willfully acted over six decades to create the climate crisis, thus endangering their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property. If these young people are successful, they will not only make history, they will change the future. The film is one hour and 50 minutes long. Barrelmaker Productions has made this opportunity possible. Terry Lodge, attorney in environmental law, will lead the post-film discussion.

Mike Ferner, environmentalist, will guide Sunday morning’s 9:00a.m. Adult Education hybrid class with information on Lake Erie and how to protect it.

Earth Day activities for children will also be offered on Sunday at 11:15 a.m.

All events are free and open to the public. For more details, visit

Bible Study will return on Thursday, April 21, at 7PM!  We are starting a new unit on "Interpreting Hebrew Poetry," so it's a great time to join the discussion, even if you haven't attended before.  No prior knowledge required.
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Care & Share Event
Third in a series on Deep Listening
Sunday, April 24, 2022,
1:30 - 3 p.m. in the chapel.

Pre-register with Joycelyn Degener

Join us for the third of an ongoing series about deep listening.

Facilitated by Rev. Joycelyn Degener and Rev. Diane Christopherson, BCC, as we practice raising our consciousness and increase our knowledge and skills in offering spiritual care, compassionate presence, and accompaniment to others.


Visit the Birmingham jail where Dr. King was incarcerated…
walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma…
on Sunday worship at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. 
These are just a few of the places we will be visiting on our Civil Rights Tour.

We are happy to report that the deadline for the Civil Rights Tour has been extended and that the tour is confirmed for October 6 - 10, 2022.  We currently have 20 firm reservations. If you have thought about the trip, you still have time to make your reservation. Consider asking family members or friends to participate who might also appreciate such an opportunity.  Please feel free to contact any member of the tour committee if you have questions or need copies of the registration form.  Thank you.

Civil Rights Tour Committee:  Barbara Eikost, Sue Crescitelli, Al Compaan, David W. Andersen

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The deadline for receipt of information for weekly updates is Wednesday, noon
for release on Fridays of the same week.


The deadline for receipt of information for the
May newsletter is April 18, 2022.


or call the office at 419-882-0048

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for scheduled meetings and events.  

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