Worship this summer will feature a different hymn each Sunday. It will be an opportunity to sing many familiar hymns and dig into the meaning and significance of the words, the history of the hymn and how they both reflect and shape important aspects of our faith.
Sunday, July 31
Phil Romine will preach on the hymn, “Let My People Go.” Phil will just have returned from the Presbyterian Youth Triennium that features this theme. Leading worship this Sunday is a great jazz quartet.
Sunday, August 7
We will celebrate the sacrament of baptism for Leif Eric Russell Greibrok, son of April and Per who was born on May 2, 2016. Rev. Colby will preach on the hymn Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. Tenor Bill Haugen will sing.
Sunday, August 14
Lisa Larges will preach on the hymn Great is Thy Faithfulness.
Lisa has worked in the Presbyterian Church for full inclusion of LGBT members. She now works as the Outreach Coordinator for State Services for the Blind in St. Paul, and she also chairs the Disability Concerns Ministry of the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area. She is part of Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church and a candidate for Ministry in the Presbyterian Church.
Sunday, August 21
The Rev. Adam Copeland served on the committee that selected hymns and format for our new Glory to God hymnal. When we made plans for our summer worship series that would feature a different hymn each Sunday, we really wanted to hear from Adam about the process and about a hymn of his choosing. Adam will preach on Be Thou My Vision.
We are delighted to welcome back the Rev. Adam Copeland to our pulpit.Adam teaches at Luther Seminary in St. Paul where he is director of the Center for Stewardship Leaders. An ordained Teaching Elder in the PC(USA), his research engages questions of public leadership, technology, and religious rhetoric. Copeland is editor of Kissing in the Chapel, Praying in the Frat House: Wrestling with Faith and College (2014) and author of several book chapters on ministry and culture. He served on the committee that developed Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Megan Thorvilson.
Our own Jennifer Anderson will be joined by Lise Schmidt for an organ duet!
Following worship, all are invited to Third Sunday Lunch.
Sunday, August 28
This summer, each worship service has featured one hymn. As our summer series wraps up, we will conclude with communion and a hymn sing that revisits the featured hymns of the summer.
Everyone age 7 and up is welcome to participate in a Drum Circle during worship! Come at 10:00 AM to choose your drum, learn a few basic techniques, and to play! We will play both the prelude and the postlude during worship. No experience necessary. If you do have a drum, you are welcome to bring it.