Easter Never Ends
“Easter is about the life force that makes $1.00 worth of chemicals and minerals [a human body] priceless.
“Easter speaks to that human longing to tap into something greater than our physical selves.
“Easter is not a promise that your pulse will go on beating forever or that your family or the church or the world will not change. It is a promise that the life force that gave you that pulse will never ever abandon you.
“Easter is the promise that nothing in your past, present or future has the ultimate power to define you. You are defined by the life force, the energy, the light and love of God that flows through you ... “
(from Rev. Dr. Donna Dempewolfe’s notes in Living Spirit United Methodist Church’s newsletter)
Human Rights Trip to Israel/Palestine
A trip to Israel/Palestine from June 24 to July 4, 2013, will be sponsored by Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East and led by Don McInnes. Participants will meet with Palestinian and Israeli peace activists and political leaders, Israelis from both ends of the political spectrum, members of Hamas and Fatah, and much more. For more info: www.uujme.org and/or contact Don McInnes, firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-661-9000.
Shir Tikvah Celebrates 25th
Friday, May 24, 6 p.m.
St. Paul Jewish Community Center
Shir Tikvah’s founding rabbi emeriti, Stacy K. Offner, and president of the Union for Reform Judaism, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, will be among the guest speakers. The festivities will continue at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, with a dance party and live ’80s music at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Minneapolis. For more details and ticket information visit www.shirtikvah.net.
Registration Opens for ARK Summer Enrichment Program
New Creation Baptist Church, at 1414 E. 48th St., offers a summer program from June 17 to Aug. 18 for youth ages 3 to 16. The program includes academics, arts/crafts, field trips, recreation and free breakfast and lunch. The cost is $75 per week. For more information and to register call 612-387-2537.
Vets Ministry Roundtable
Tuesday, May 14, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
2315 Chicago Ave. S.
This month the roundtable will feature the head of the Lutheran Social Service financial counseling program talking about current financial scams. This will be a program of general interest and is open to all. Lunch is free but RSVP to 612-871-2967.
Calvary Lutheran Church
3901 Chicago Ave. S.
“Godspell” is a fun-for-all-ages musical comedy based on the Gospel according to Saint Matthew. With an upbeat, memorable score, the parables of Jesus Christ are brought heartwarmingly to life. Members of Calvary’s congregation are in the cast.
Performances are May 17 & 18 at 7 p.m.; May 19 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children (8 & under).
More information is available at 612-827-2504.
Food and Clothing Giveaway
Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
38th St. & 26th Ave. S.
Free lunch will be served from noon until 1:30 p.m.
Gates of Justice
Sunday, May 19, 7:30 p.m.
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
511 Groveland Ave. S.
A performance of Dave Brubeck’s “Gates of Justice” will amaze and raise the roof with soulful music at this fundraiser for the Dignity Center. The cantata was composed in 1969, after Martin Luther King’s death. It combines wisdom from the Torah with speeches by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Dignity Center supports persons in need on their path to self-sufficiency.
For more information and for tickets call 612-871-5303 or visit www.hennepinchurch.org/dignitycenter/.
Living with Loss Support Group
Monday, May 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Congregation
2001 Riverside Ave. (upper level)
The group is for anyone dealing with a loss or challenge of any kind. No registration is required.
“Fighting the Invasion of the Body Snatchers” Workshop
Wednesday, May 22, 3 to 5 p.m.
332 Minnesota St., Suite E-1436, St. Paul
One courageous 15-year-old child, supported by her persistent grandmother, not only escaped being trafficked but helped St. Paul police arrest five traffickers and free 10 other children and vulnerable adults. Learn more at a small interactive workshop led by Linda Miller, executive director of Civil Society of Minnesota, an organization that provides outreach to both domestic and foreign-born human trafficking victims in Minnesota. Open to the public. Register at 651-291-0713 or email@example.com. $15 fee for materials.
Peace and Justice Film Series
Wednesday, May 22, 6 p.m. (meal); 7 p.m. (film and discussion)
Faith Mennonite Church
E. 22nd St. & 28th Ave. S. (use 28th Ave. entrance)
This month’s film is “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” the astonishing story of the Muslim and Christian Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country. A home cooked meal (free-will donations accepted) will be served in the fellowship hall. Activities are available for young children.
Thursdays beginning May 23, 6:15 p.m. (registration)
St. Joan of Arc Parish Center
4537 3rd Ave. S.
The 2013 summer series is offered by the South Minneapolis Coalition for Grief Support. The groups are designed for adults experiencing grief as a result of the death of a loved one. The evenings begin with presentations by clergy and grief educators and continue with small groups led by trained facilitators. Suggested donation is $1 per session; groups are open-ended: Call Norine Larson, the coalition coordinator, at 952-925-2437 or St. Joan of Arc at 612-823-8205 for more information.
Neighborhood Fun Day
Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church of Minnehaha Falls
5212 41st Ave. S.
Come for free, family-friendly activities: inflatables, games, face painting, food, music and prizes. Call 612-724-3691 for more details.
Bach Masterworks for Violin & Harpsichord
Saturday, June 8, 4 p.m.
Mount Olive Lutheran Church
3045 Chicago Ave. S.
The founders of Flying Forms, the baroque chamber music ensemble, will present a free concert of Bach masterworks for violin and harpsichord as part of Mount Olive’s seventh annual two-day “Bach Tage” event. For more information contact Dr. David Cherwien at 612-827-5919.
Holy Trinity Day Camp
Monday – Thursday, June 10 – 13, 9 to 11:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
28th Ave. S. & E. 31st St.
The theme is “Messages in Stone.” Sessions are for ages 3 through grade 6. The morning session is free of charge. An afternoon option is offered for a fee of $20. Call the church at 612-729-8358 for more information.
Evening Urban Camp for Kids
Monday – Thursday, June 17 – 20, 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Living Spirit United Methodist Church
4501 Bloomington Ave. S.
Children ages 5 to grade 5 are invited to participate in “Friendship, Faith and Fun,” celebrating God’s love for all of creation! A light meal will be served each evening. Register by June 14; call 612-721-5025. The cost is $5 (scholarships available).
1414 E. 48th St. 612-825-6933
Sunday School 9:30 am
Devotion 10:45 am; Worship 11 am
Tues. Youth & Adult Bible Study 7 pm
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Daniel B. McKizzie
CHURCH OF ST. ALBERT THE GREAT
Corner of E. 29th & 32nd Ave. S.
Mass M, T, TH, F at 8:15 am
Saturday 5 pm & Sunday 9:30 am
Sunday morning childcare
CHURCH OF THE HOLY NAME
3637 11th Ave. S., 612-724-5465
Masses Saturday 5 pm
Sunday 8:30 & 11 am
Reconciliation Saturday 4-4:30 pm
Pastor: Fr. Leo Schneider
A welcoming Roman Catholic community
OUR LADY OF PEACE
5426 12th Ave. S.
Saturday 5 pm; Sunday 9 am & 11 am
Tuesday - Friday 8:15 am
ST. LEONARD of PORT MAURICE
3949 Clinton Ave. S.
We are an open, affirming parish,
welcoming anyone worshipping in the
path of Jesus Christ, saint or sinner.
Join us Sundays at 9:30!
FIRST EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH
5150 Chicago Ave. S. * 612-827-4705
Worship Services 9:30 & 11 am
Fellowship Time 10:30 am
Nursery to Adult Classes 9:30 & 11 am
Where the difference is … the relationship
4120 17th Ave. S.
Sunday Worship 10:30 am
Education for all 9:15 am
Pastor: Brenda Froisland
Accessible Off-Street Parking
A Reconciling in Christ Congregation
FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN
3430 E. 51st St., 612-729-5463
Sunday Worship 9 am (Holy
Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays)
Fellowship 10 am
Rev. Dan Matasovsky, Vacancy Pastor
5728 Cedar Ave. S.,
Education for all ages 9 am
Sunday Worship 10 am
Pastor: Chris Steubing
All are welcome, no exceptions
5645 Chicago Ave. S.
MAYbe you’re ready for a fresh change with Blended Worship @ 9 am?A fresh mix of hymns, liturgy & songs of praise. Try it!
Sunday School for all ages @ 10:15
NOKOMIS HEIGHTS LUTHERAN - ELCA
5300 10th Ave. S. * 612-825-6846
Sunday Worship 8:30 &
10:30 am (Sept-May)
Education 9:15 am (Sept-May)
Summer Worship 9:30 am (June-Aug)
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH OF
5212 41st Ave. S.
Sunday Worship 10 am
VBS/Kingdom Rock: June 17-21,
AA Meeting Tuesdays/Sundays 7 pm
MINNEHAHA UNITED METHODIST
3701 E. 50th St.
Traditional Sunday Worship 9 am
Contemporary Worship 11 am
Education for All Ages 10 am (Sept – May)
LIVING SPIRIT UMC
4501 Bloomington, 612-721-5025
Sunday Worship 10:30 am
Education 9:15 am
Free Wednesday Suppers 5:45 pm
Multi-cultural, multi-racial community