Entries by Linda Owen

Help make 300 sandwiches for Simpson House April 20

This 6:30 p.m. outreach project on Thursday, April 20, is a great way to get your whole family involved. We don hairnets and plastic gloves (all provided) and assemble 300 sandwiches, along with a number of lunch bags. Outreach Ministry Team members drive these to the Simpson House shelter in Minneapolis later that evening. The […]

Holy Week: a time to reflect, celebrate

Join us for Palm Sunday and Holy Week observances April 9-16 and share in the mystery and joy of Jesus’ death and Resurrection. Palm Sunday, April 9 – Worship at 10:30 a.m. We join in a festive blessing of the palms at the beginning of our worship service, coming forward to receive fronds as we sing our […]

Save the date for our spring musical, “Table for Five…THOUSAND!”

Bring family and friends to worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 23, as we present our intergenerational spring musical, “Table for Five…Thousand! The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes,” by Tom S. Long and Allen Pote. Margot Olsen directs the retelling of this miracle, the only one (apart from the Resurrection) that is reported in […]

New nursery program for 2- and 3-year-olds

Thanks to the work of Children’s Ministry Team member Jill Dent, we are now experimenting with a new program in our church nursery. Building on the safe and caring environment provided by our nursery staff person, Sara Nedeau, and her volunteer helper, David Meeter-Biggs, we have added some educational (and fun!) activities into the children’s […]

Multiplying our gifts: How 250 pounds of food became half a ton

Our Falcon Heights Church congregation donated just over 250 pounds of food during our March food drive, including many protein items. The food was taken to the Department of Indian Work food shelf this past week — along with an additional 250 pounds from a generous giver who matched the donations pound for pound. The […]

Wednesday suppers extended through April 19

We have had an overwhelming response to our Wednesday night Lenten suppers and programs so far, and are extending the meals through April 19 (including during Holy Week). Kids and adults have packed the Gathering Room and the soups, salads, homemade breads and desserts have all been delicious. Contact Sue Gramith at suegramith@hotmail.com if you […]

The blind man is healed: everyone else turns a blind eye

By the Rev. Jeff Crews — So, what is today’s reading from John (John 9:1-41) all about? Is it about punishment for sin? Is it about light and dark? Is it about healing? Is it about the blind man now seeing? Is it about the Pharisees grilling the blind man because they were trying to […]

Honor someone with flowers for our Easter Chancel Garden

Honor someone special in your life by purchasing a plant ($20 each) to help us build our Easter Chancel Garden. Forms will be available in the Sunday bulletins or in the Gathering Room, or download a form below. Please return the completed form and money to the church office no later than Friday, April 7, […]

Acceptance and affirmation

A sermon conversation with the Rev. Anne Swallow Gillis and the Rev. Philip Rohler (John 4:5-26; 39-42) — Anne Swallow Gills (ASG): About a year ago, Philip Rohler began worshiping with us. I’ve invited him to join me in a conversation about today’s scripture reading, in part because of his concern for and support of those […]

Congregation approves expanded Open and Affirming statement

At a congregational meeting Sunday, March 19, members of Falcon Heights Church unanimously adopted a revised Open and Affirming (ONA) statement that not only recognizes and affirms people of any sexual orientation, but also those of any gender identification and gender expression, as “equal recipients of God’s love.” The new statement was developed through a process that included […]