Bulletin – 12th Weekend in [Extra] Ordinary Time

First in-person Mass this Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 4:30 P.M. at our regular place at the Lutheran Campus Center on Huff Street! If you are fully vaccinated, no need to wear a mask or to social-distance. If you are not vaccinated, you should wear a mask. Some people have told me that they will wear a mask anyway, as a personal choice and that is fine.

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Dear Friends,

This is a wonderful time that is upon us as we prepare for the 12th Weekend in [Extra] Ordinary Time and our 1st in-person mass in 14 months! We are overjoyed and hope that many of you can join us this Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 4:30 P.M. at our regular place at the Lutheran Campus Center on Huff Street.

The message of this week’s scriptures is a simple one of trust and belief that our God is always with us and will never leave us.

Come; celebrate with us being together, physically, once again. Peace and love, Pastor Kathy

P.S. If you can’t be with us this weekend, but I can help in any way, don’t hesitate to be in touch. 507-429-3616 or aaorcc2008@gmail.com.

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Readings:

  • Job 38: 1, 8-11
  • 2 Corinthians 5: 14-17
  • Mark 4: 35-41

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Bulletin – 11th Sunday in [Extra] Ordinary Time

No Mass in person this Sunday, June 13, 2021.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 4:30 P.M.–this will be our first in-person Mass since March 14, 2020!

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Dear Friends,

We must “walk by faith” many times because we don’t often know how things will go, even after we have, as they say, “done our homework!”

Come; walk with us this week, trusting that Jesus, our brother will always show us the way.

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy

P.S. Always remember my friends, to call or email me if I can help you in any way, or if you would just like to talk–aaorcc2008@gmail.com or 507-429-3616.

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Readings:

  • Ezekiel 17: 22-24
  • 2 Corinthians 5: 6-10
  • Mark 4: 26-34

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Bulletin – Trinity Sunday

ZOOM MASS THIS SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2021 AT 10:00 A. M. This will be our last Zoom Mass, as we plan to meet in person for the first time on Saturday afternoon, June 19, 2021 at 4:30 P.M. in our regular space at 451 Huff Street in Winona. In-person Masses are for all those who are completely vaccinated–meaning that it has been two weeks since your second shot. For children, I will leave that to parents’ discretion.

We looked into live-streaming our Masses for those who can’t attend in person, especially for those far away and have found it to be prohibitive financially and technologically. So, hopefully, those of you at a distance might want to check in for this last Zoom Mass. I will of course continue to a send out the “Prayers, Readings and Homily” emails to all on our list . Additionally, for those far away, please stop in and join us for Mass whenever you are visiting Winona!

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Dear Friends,

This week we are called upon to reflect on the mystery of the Trinity of God, Creator, Savior and Spirit–one, yet three. Let us open our minds and hearts to see our God as completely as is possible–beyond Father, Son and Spirit.

Peace and love, Pastor Kathy

P.S. Please be in touch if I can help in any way, or if you would just like to chat–507-429-3616 or aaorcc2008@gmail.com.

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Readings:

  • Deuteronomy 4: 32-34, 39-40
  • Romans 8: 14-17
  • Matthew 28, 16-20

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Bulletin – Pentecost

NO MASS IN PERSON THIS SUNDAY–May 23, 2021.

SAVE THE DATE: Next Zoom Mass –May 30, 2021.

Consider meeting again in person at the Lutheran Campus Center on Saturday, June 19, 2021 for a 4:30 p.m. Mass! Of course this would be for all adults who are fully vaccinated. The CDC is telling us that if we are vaccinated we can be together without masks and do not need to be socially-distanced. While it is true that children under 12 have not had the opportunity yet to be vaccinated, they can attend at the discretion of their parents. Additionally, it is our hope to live stream the Masses even when we meet again in person–this will allow friends from afar to continue to “attend” our services and for those who may not yet be ready to come back in person. For these reasons, even though we have been given the green light except for those with health-compromising conditions, we will give it a few more weeks until mid-June. Feel free to express your thoughts or concerns about this issue or any concern, at any time. Contact information below.

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Dear Friends,

Pentecost calls us to be “grown-ups” in our faith–“walking the talk”–living in Jesus’ footsteps, when easy and not so easy. Sometimes we will have to stand alone, but ultimately; we are never alone, as our brother is always with us.

May your days always be filled with the peace of Jesus in his Spirit.

Blessings, Pastor Kathy

P.S. Don’t hesitate to call or email with any concerns or comments–or if you just would like to chat. By phone, 507-429-3616 or email, aaorcc2008@gmail.com.

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Readings:

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

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Bulletin – 6th Sunday of Easter in an Almost Time of Safety

NO MASS IN PERSON THIS WEEK, MAY 9, 2021

Happy Mothers’ Day to all who have “mothered,” be it physically, emotionally, or spiritually!

Consensus from my, “taking your pulse” survey was that we wait a few more months before meeting again for liturgy in person. We will concentrate through the warmer months on some outdoor liturgies, beginning with an end of July celebration of our annual Mass on the Farm remembering our sister, Mary of Magdala, and all women for their rightful places within our Church.

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Dear Friends, we are moving through the Easter Season, with “Alleluia” as our song and response to our great God’s never-ending love for each of us, especially in the gift of Jesus, our brother and friend.

Again, the readings speak of “love” – God first loving us and then, we, returning the love. Jesus speaks of this action as, “bearing fruit.”

May we each follow, to the best of our abilities–to bear much, loving “fruit” as Jesus, our brother did!

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy

P. S. Please be in touch if I can help you in any way, to listen, or just to chat, 507-429-3616 or email, aaorcc2008@gmail.com

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Readings:

  • Acts 10: 25-26, 34-35,
  • 1 John 4: 7-10
  • John 15: 9-17

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