During this summer we will worship outdoors by the fire pit (weather permitting – we’ll be inside if weather doesn’t cooperate) on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.
All are welcome to this casual service. We’ll celebrate communion (2nd and 4th weeks of the month), sing, have a short devotion, have some themed celebrations, and end with some s’mores. Bring a chair. You’re also welcome to bring snacks and beverages!
Our readings will come from the Narrative Lectionary, another structure of reading through the Bible in a worship setting. This summer will include 5 weeks of the Psalms, 4 weeks on the Sacraments, and 4 weeks on Revelation.
We’ll have piano music every week, but this is a great chance for anyone else who wishes to share their musical talents to get involved, no matter how experienced! Have a guitar – bring it! Want to get into the rhythm – bring some bongos! Have an accordion – ok, that too… All levels, all instruments welcome.
During our weeks on the Psalms, we’ll be reading from Psalms for Sojourners by James Limburg. During the weeks on Sacraments we’ll look at By Heart: Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechism from Augsburg Fortress. And finally, for the weeks on Revelation we’ll read from Revelation and the End of All Things by Craig Koester.
- June 6 – Psalm 100
Celebration of first night of summer worship and a prayer station
- June 13 – Psalm 13
Blessing of all things that roll (bikes, tractors, strollers, etc.)
- June 20 – Psalm 23
Family Fun Night/VBS Celebration
- June 27 – Psalm 30
Pet Blessing (Real or stuffies, real pets should be leashed or contained)
- July 4 – No worship
- July 11 – Psalm 150
Report from those who attended confirmation camp and celebrate Action Packed Day Camp
- July 18 – Baptism: Psalm 46 and Acts 2:37-42
Remembrance of baptism
- July 25 – Baptism: Psalm 84 and Romans 6:1-11
Affirmation of Baptism/Celebration of baptismal birthdays
- August 1 – Lord’s Supper: Psalm 65 and 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
Sundaes on Wednesday (ice cream Sundaes) and talk about seeing God in every day
- August 8 – Lord’s Supper: 1 Samuel 21:1-9 and Matthew 12:1-8 or Mark 14:12-25
Collect food for the food pantry and Food for Friends, we’ll also be talking about our Southeastern Minnesota Synod’s initiative Enough Food for All
Bring peanut butter, jelly, and/or mac and cheese (no glass jars) for Food for Friends
- August 15 – Revelation 4:1-11 (John 17:1-5)
Praise the Lord all creatures! (Make a joyful noise, kids use noise makers)
- August 22 – Revelation 5:1-13 (John 1:29-31)
Report from those who attended the National Youth Gathering
- August 29 – Revelation 6:1-8; 7:9-17 (John 14:1-4)
Backpack Blessing (students from preschool through graduate school, teachers, staff, anyone going back to school can bring their bag!)
- September 5 – Revelation 21:1-6; 22:1-5 (John 16:20-22)
Back to School Celebration