Bulletin – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,

Mass on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 10 A.M.

Remember July 23, 2017, Mary of Magdala Celebration–Mass on the Redig Farm–let Pastor Kathy know if you can come and what you will bring! 

This Sunday we move back into Ordinary Time. And as we have said many times, the only “ordinary” thing about these Sundays is that they are not major feasts like Christmas and Easter! I say that they are not ordinary because we still are challenged each week by our brother Jesus and others, to be our best selves.

Come; be with us and celebrate our oneness as Jesus’ followers.

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy


Readings: 

  • Jeremiah 20: 10-13
  • Romans 5: 12-15
  • Matthew 10: 26-33

 

Bulletin – Corpus Christi Weekend

Dear Friends,

Mass on Saturday, June 17, 2017, 4:30 P.M.

SAVE THE DATE:  SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017, 10 A.M. ONWARD—? Mass on the Farm–Feast of Mary of Magdala, prophet–watch for official announcement and sign-up sheet coming soon! 

This weekend we are called to remember and reflect upon our true call as followers of Jesus, the Christ–we are  to be his body and blood in our world–we are to see others as his body and blood--we are to recognize, at least, the potential with each person to be the very life-blood of our brother Jesus.

These concepts cause us to stretch outside the box.  Come; do that “stretching” with us this week!

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy


Readings: 

  • Deuteronomy 8: 2-3, 14-16
  • 1 Corinthians 10: 16-17
  • John 6: 51-58

 

Bulletin – Trinity Sunday

Dear Friends,

Mass on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 10 A.M. Presider will be Pastor Dick Dahl. 

Robert and I will be at a nephew’s wedding–my brother’s son. 

This Sunday is a wonderful meditation on the greatness of our God–we speak of God’s omnipresent nature as One, displayed in three persons: Creator, Savior and holy–Spirit. God is beyond gender as we so often talk, but we attempt to name this most powerful, Love-in-Action in terms of gender to have this great Entity closer.  God chose to be close to us in the person of Jesus.

For all the centuries that humans have spoken exclusively of this Great Love as male; I have treasured Elizabeth Johnson’s answer these past 20 years to why Jesus came as a man.  His message to us all was to be “servants” and Johnson answered, “Women already knew how to be servants, so Jesus’ coming as a male was a direct message to men to do the same!”

And beyond that, this Sunday celebrates that our God is big enough to include us all, female and male and beyond–let us all praise God for this and move ahead living as if we believe that! No more belittling of one gender over another which translates into our world that women “are less than men” and thus can be treated that way. This Sunday does indeed call us to pure praise for a God who made us so unique, so blessed, so capable to face the world sharing our gifts for all.

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy


Readings: 

  • Exodus 34: 4-6, 8-9
  • 2 Corinthians 13: 11-13
  • John 3: 16-18



 

Bulletin – Pentecost Sunday

Dear Friends,

Mass on Sunday, June 4, 2017, 10 A.M. 

Save the date: Sunday, July 23, 2017, Mary of Magdala celebration on the farm. Mass at 10 A.M. followed by potluck lunch on the Redig Family Farm! 

This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost, the remembrance of the coming of Jesus’ Spirit in time among his first followers.  We remember too our own confirmations in the Spirit and perhaps we recall some excitement around being given a renewed strength to share Jesus with our world by how we live our lives.  Responding to Jesus’ Spirit will cause us to “shake things up a bit”–not be satisfied with living stagnant lives, but instead, passionate ones for the good of all.

Come; be with us this Sunday, not to end the Easter cycle, but to begin our passionate lives of service in the Spirit!

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy


Readings: 

  • Acts 2: 1-11
  • 1 Corinthians 12: 3-7, 12-13
  • John 20: 19-23

Bulletin – 7th Sunday of Easter

Dear Friends,

Mass on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. 

Last Sunday for collection of non-perishable food items for Winona Volunteer Services Food Shelf during May–please be generous! Thank you! 

Tomorrow the Church Universal celebrates the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus, the Christ! We WILL NOT meet tomorrow for Mass, but will incorporate this feast day into our Sunday liturgy for the 7th and final week of the Easter Season, using the 1st reading from the Feast of the Ascension.  Next Sunday, June 4th; we will celebrate Pentecost — the coming of Jesus’ Spirit to fulfill his promise to all of us through time, that he would never leave us.

Come; celebrate these mysteries with us!

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy


Readings: 

  • Acts 1: 1-11 (Ascension reading)
  • 1 Peter 4: 13-16
  • John 17: 1-11