Bulletin – Mass on the Farm -in honor of Mary of Magdala and all women!

Dear Friends,

This is the last call for our mass on the farm–and pot-luck picnic afterward–an annual event and first one in two years! We are very happy to host those of you who can make it. We have about 20 coming so far and there is room for more! Everyone who is fully vaccinated is most welcome to be with us. We are told that children who can’t yet be vaccinated are protected within the immunity that the adults provide. All of the day’s celebration will be outside, except for getting your lunch and bathroom use. No masks are needed unless you choose that option for extra protection.

We will be opting out of the readings for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time and focusing our attention solely on Mary of Magdala and all women and their rightful place in our Church. After Sunday’s celebration, I will put out the readings, prayers and homily.

In the meantime, please always call 507-429-3616 or email, aaorcc2008@gmail.com if I can help in any way.

Peace and love, Pastor Kathy

Bulletin – 16th Weekend in Ordinary Time

  • Mass on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. in our regular space. In-person Masses are for those who are fully vaccinated. Children unable to yet be vaccinated can attend this setting of completely vaccinated adults without masks at their parents’ discretion. The best scientific advice tells us that children generally don’t infect each other and that the only way they would get COVID is from an unvaccinated adult. Adults that are vaccinated protect the children it is thought.
  • Just so that you can plan and feel safe, the following will be in place for the time being: no hand-holding at the Our Father, reception of communion in bread form only, and no physical expression (touch) at “kiss of peace” except among families–waves, smiles–fine!
  • July 25, 2021, Sunday, is our annual Mary of Magdala Mass on the Redig Farm beginning with Mass at 10 A.M. followed by a pot-luck lunch. If you haven’t yet signed up, let me know if you can join us and what you might be able to bring to share. We weren’t able to do this last year due to COVID, so we are truly looking forward to sharing this special time with you once again.

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Dear Friends,

“Sheep” and “shepherd” terminology are very much present in this week’s readings. Ideas about “trust,” “comfort,” and “love” rise to the surface, but also underscore the message as we try to be more, in close contact with our loving God.

Come; ponder all this with our community on Saturday.

Peace and love, Pastor Kathy

P.S. Please never hesitate to call, 507-429-3616 or email, aaorcc2008@gmail.com if I can help in any way.

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Readings:

  • Jeremiah 23: 1-6
  • Ephesians 2: 13-18
  • Mark 6: 30-34

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Bulletin – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  • Mass on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 10 A.M. in our regular worship place!
  • Remember to sign up for our annual Mass on the Redig Farm, July 25, 2021 to celebrate Mary of Magdala, prophet and priest and all women! See earlier email to sign up and let us know what you will bring for the pot-luck picnic after Mass.
  • Concerning this event, children should be fine to come without masks as all adults coming are required to be vaccinated, and that, we are being told, protects the children, as they don’t, as a rule, give COVID to each other–if they get it, it comes from exposure to an adult who is unvaccinated.

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Dear Friends,

We are realizing with each passing week, that our brother Jesus is calling us to be, “prophets.”

We struggle, at times, if this can be true–really? me! But trust that he will help us to do this.

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy

P.S. Please don’t hesitate to call, 507-429-3616 or email, aaorcc2008@gmail.com if I can be of help to you!

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Readings:

  • Amos 7: 12-15
  • Ephesians 1: 3-14
  • Mark 6: 7-13

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Bulletin – 14th Sunday in [Extra] Ordinary Time

Mass at 10 A.M. on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at the Lutheran Campus Center, our usual place! So good to be back in person with you!

July 25, 2021, Sunday–please mark your calendars and save as our Mary of Magdala Celebration on the Redig Farm and additionally as a day to celebrate all women as equally gifted by our loving God. There will be a pot-luck lunch following the Mass–watch for a sign-up list coming out soon!

Just so that you can plan and feel safe, the following will be in place for the time being:

  • no hand-holding at the Our Father
  • reception of communion in bread form only
  • no physical expression (touch) at “kiss of peace” except among families–waves, smiles–fine!

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Dear Friends,

Ordinary Time is the Church Time in which we now live and it is curious that the Church Fathers would name it as such, because every week there is much to be challenged by; unless “ordinary” at it’s heart should mean, “being Christian, true followers of our brother, Jesus!

Come; ponder all this and be with us, if you can this week!

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy

P.S. Please, never hesitate to call, 507-429-3616 or email, aaorcc2008@gmail.com if I can help in any way.

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Readings:

  • Ezekiel 2: 1-3
  • 2 Corinthians 12: 7-10
  • Mark 6: 1-6

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Bulletin – 13th Sunday in [Extra] Ordinary Time

Mass in-person in our regular place this Sunday at 10 A.M. Come; join us! Until the children can be vaccinated, we are asking them to wear masks.

Just so that you can plan and feel safe, the following will be in place for the time being:

  • no hand-holding at the Our Father
  • reception of communion in bread form only
  • no physical expression (touch) at “kiss of peace” except among families–waves, smiles–fine!

Dear Friends,

This will be our first Sunday back in person! Yah! As you know, last weekend, we did meet on Saturday afternoon for the first time. We are finding our way and need to be patient with each other as we work our way safely back again.

Wisdom literature tells us that ,”we are modeled on the divine” and we must trust that our good God will always be with us.

Peace and love, Pastor Kathy

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

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Readings:

  • Wisdom 1: 13-15, 2: 23-24
  • 2 Corinthians 8: 7, 9,13-15
  • Mark 5: 21-43

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