Bulletin – 5th Sunday of Lent in a Pandemic

NO MASS THIS SUNDAY IN PERSON, MARCH 21, 2021–Mark your calendars for March 28–Palm Sunday and April 4–Easter Sunday for Zoom Masses


Dear Friends,

In these unfolding times, on the cusp of hope after COVID, racism to be addressed and justice to follow for George Floyd, we hope, and in addition, how we treat Asian Americans in this country–an issue enflamed this last year of pandemic, and finally the whiplash and apparent hypocrisy from our Christian leader in Rome; we find ourselves winding down on the season of Lent with these two next Sundays.

Jeremiah tells of God’s law that is put not only on our “minds, but on our hearts.” The Hebrew writer speaks of the “reverence” that Jesus brought to his world, making it clear that we must “die to ourselves” in order to bring more life.

Ponder all this, my friends, with me, this week. Continue to stay safe even if you are vaccinated–we aren’t through this yet!

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy

P.S. My contact info: 507-429-3616, aaorcc2008@gmail.com. Call or write if I can be of service–anytime.



  • Jeremiah 31: 31-34
  • Hebrews 5: 7-9
  • John 12: 20-33