Worship with us!

Sun., February 7 10:30 a.m.

We call them mountaintop moments, instances when we find great clarity and vision. The Gospels tell of Jesus hiking up to mountains to pray and find wisdom and courage. One time he brought some disciples and they had an amazing experience. On this Transfiguration Sunday, Rev. Colby will preach and the choir will sing.

Ash Wednesday, February 10  12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

On Ash Wednesday, we begin the season of Lent and kick off a theme of “At the Table with Jesus.” We will have two services in the sanctuary. 12:30 and 7:30pm.  Tim Shows, oboe, provides music at the 12:30 worship.

In the evening, all are invited to begin this season with a simple supper of soup and bread available at 6:45, and then join together in worship. David Winkworth, baritone, provides music at the evening worship.

Free parking in the World Trade Center Ramp.  Click here for more info. 

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Wind In Our Sails! VocalPoint’s 5th Season

Art imitates life. But what if your life includes living with a disability? In that case, art can become the intersection of learning and inclusion.

Write. Act. Dance. Paint. Imagine. Create. Communicate. Socialize. Experience. Learn. These are active ways to foster a sense of community and purpose, and ways to challenge others to build a better, more inclusive world. Partnering with Upstream Arts, VocalPoint presents Wind in Our Sails!: The Creative Art of Packing Our Boats for the Upstream Journey at two concerts on February 27 and 28. Both concerts are at 4 p.m.

VocalPoint will be joined by Teaching Artists of Upstream Arts, who will integrate imagery, motion and participation to tell the story of how Upstream Arts makes “create” an active verb for everyone.

Concerts are at Central Presbyterian Church, a wheelchair-accessible venue, in downtown St. Paul. Both concerts are ASL-interpreted; Braille and large-print programs are available upon request. A free will donation will be collected; 100% benefits Upstream Arts.

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Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door; $5 students.

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Dave Eggers and Marlon James: Feb. 4

Get tickets to this one-time event here.
Due to high demand we have moved to Central Presbyterian Church.

Two award-winning authors, Dave Eggers and Marlon James, will be hosting an on-stage conversation. Eggers is the author of The Circle, The Wild Things, A Hologram for a the King, Zeitoun, A Heartbreaking Work of a Staggering Genius, and more. He is also co-founder of 826 National. James is the author of A Brief History of Seven Killings and The Book of Night Women, as well as the 2015 Man Booker Prize winner. He is a professor at Macalester College.

Eggers and James will be discussing topics related to recent books, education, 826 National, Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute (MOI), and more. 826 National is a seven-city network of nonprofit creative writing, tutoring, and publishing centers. Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute is a chapter-in-development with the national network. There will also be a VIP pre-party and a post-party before and after the discussion.

The pre-party reception will include food from Common Roots Cafe and drinks. Also, there will be an opportunity to mingle with Dave Eggers, Marlon James, and other guests. Eggers and James will be signing books. Each guest will leave with MOI swag and head to the event, where VIP seating will be reserved for them. The post-party will be held at the Turf Club and will be a larger get-together. Each guest will receive one drink ticket and snacks. Eggers and James will also be signing books at the post-party.

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All proceeds from the event supports Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute’s creative writing and academic programs.

Sponsors include: MPR, Rain Taxi, 826 National, The Loft Literary CenterKnockWise InkFirst Avenue & 7th St EntryCentral Presbyterian ChurchPollen, Common Roots CateringHouse of Mercy, Kate DiCamillo, Zamansky Professional, Riley & Sarah Davis, and Lamprey Pass Workshop.

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Pop Up Classical Concerts, co-sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio and Central Presbyterian Church

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February 10

Drop by during lunch for bite-sized and breezy performances from classical singers and instrumental ensembles.  It’s our free concert series with musicians from this community.

Before and after the concert, enjoy an $8 lunch made with locally grown ingredients. Served fresh from 11:45 AM to 1 PM.

 February 10 Features Tim Shows, Oboe;  Joe Trucano, piano

 Tim Shows (oboe) was born in Boston to Ray and Nancy Shows of the Artaria String Quartet. He began playing oboe at age 12. After participating in All-state orchestra and the Minnesota Youth Symphonies in high school, he attended Augustana College on a baseball scholarship and received the recognition of Pro Musica Scholar from the school. He was accepted at the Manhattan School of Music, but decided instead to study privately in New York City for two years, the first with Liang Wang, principal oboist of the New York Philharmonic, and the second with Maestro Humbert Lucarelli, whom professional musicians consider one of the greatest oboists of all time. Tim returned home last winter and is finishing his associates degree from Inver Hills Community College. He currently studies oboe with Basil Reeve, retired principal oboist of the Minnesota Orchestra.


Concert 12:15- 12:30; free;

Lunch 11:45 – 1:00; $8.00.  

No tickets or reservations required.  

co-sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio and Central Presbyterian Church

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