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Worship Sunday, June 23- Second Sunday of Pentecost

  • First Congregational United Church of Christ 300 West 2nd Street Grand Marais, MN 55604 (map)

Scripture:   I Kings 19:1-15a ;  Luke 8:26-39

Rev. Carol Mork - Guest Preacher
Karina Roth- Accompanist
Bob Carter- Liturgist

Sunday, June 23 – Second Sunday in Pentecost. With the summer solstice, we move into the long season of Pentecost, which stretches from now until late fall. As we explore what it means to be the church in this day and age, we will return to the stories and teachings of Jesus’ ministry.  Scripture texts include I Kings 19:1-15a; Psalms 42 and 43; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39. Guest preacher this Sunday is Rev. Carol Mork,a retired ELCA pastor and Grand Marais resident.  Choir meets at 9:30 am to practice; all are welcome to sing in our “Pick-Up Choir!”

At 12:30 pm today, members and friends are invited to join Rev. Carol Mork in leading worship at the Care Center.


Announcements:
UPCOMING MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THELMA HEDSTROM:
Long-time church member, Thelma Hedstrom, died at Cook County Hospital on June 8 after a long illness.  A Memorial Service will be held in her honor, with a reception to follow, at 1:00 pm on Thursday, June 27.  If you would like to help with hospitality, please contact Helen Carter at 218-370-9244 (corrected number).

WE WELCOME REV. CAROL MORK, our worship leader and preacher for this Sunday.  Rev. Carol is a retired ELCA pastor, resident of Grand Marais, and frequent guest preacher for us.  She is also covering pastoral emergencies in Pastor Anne’s absence and can be reached at 218-387-2356 (corrected number) if there is a need. 
 
TRANSITIONAL PASTOR ANNE SWALLOW GILLIS ON LEAVE: Pastor Anne will be on vacation returning late afternoon, June 26.  For pastoral emergencies during this time, call Rev. Carol Mork at 218-387-2356 (corrected number).

GRAND MARAIS PRIDE:  
As an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ, we are committed to welcoming and supporting the LGBTQ+ community in our midst.  In that spirit, join us for an outdoor potluck lunch on Saturday, June 29, at 1:00 pm prior to the Grand Marais Pride march through town.  In the event of rainy weather, we will meet in our downstairs Social Hall.


 

JULY NEWSLETTER SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY JUNE 24th.
 

CHURCH OFFICE OPEN this next week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:00–1:00.

Next, Sunday, June 30.
          Make plans to join us for our summer meeting, where we will vote on new members for the Executive Board and receive an updated financial report from our Finance Committee.  Pastor Anne will also be outlining some of the challenges and opportunities ahead of us during the interim period. 
 
The following people have agreed to serve on our Executive Board:
Jenny Delfs (returning)
Chris Silence (returning)
Kevin LeVoir (new to Board)
Lesaan Foris (new to Board)
Tom Kurschner (new to Board)
Ann Russ (new to Board)
Tom Yuhasey (new to Board)

Earlier Event: June 16
Father's Day Salad Bar dinner
Later Event: June 28
Regular Board meeting