Weekly Announcements from Pastor Valerie Brown-Greenly, Senior Pastor

Weekly Announcements from Pastor Valerie Brown-Greenly, Senior Pastor

Dear Friends,
I hope you are having a great week!
This is Holy Week.  The Maundy Thursday and Good Friday worship services are at 6:30pm.  Easter Worship is at 8:30am and 10:00am!  We hope to see you in worship during this Holy Week as we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ our Lord on Easter Morning!
Big News!  We are hoping to welcome Casa de Oracion (House of Prayer) to worship in our Fellowship Hall on Sunday afternoons from 2:30pm-5:30pm.  For this to be successful, I am looking for another 10 individuals who could serve as ‘hosts’ on Sunday afternoons, beginning June 5.  The hope is there will be 14 individuals, two each Sunday afternoon to be available and to represent our congregation as we welcome Casa de Oracion.  I’m hoping to have at least 14 so each team would sign up for a Sunday every 6 or 7 weeks.  Please contact me as soon as possible.  We won’t be able to begin our partnership with Casa until we have a slate of volunteers available.  Casa de Oracion is an Hispanic Congregation coming to us from Christos Victor in Apple Valley.  This will be an exciting partnership for Peace Lutheran, help me make this a possibility!
Looking ahead…Please remember Sunday, April 24 worship is being uploaded to the website and our Facebook Worship Page.  There is NO in person worship on Sunday, April 24. This will give my staff a needed respite after the Lenten season.  Please join us online that Sunday.  Regular in person worship resumes on Sunday, May 1, at 10:00am.
Office hours are limited the week after Easter.  There is a memorial service for Bill Dubats on Tuesday, April 19.  Visitation is at 10:00am and the service is at 11:00am.  There is a vaccination booster clinic on Wednesday, April 20, from 10:00am-5:00pm.  Please think of Thursday morning, April 21, as our office hours from 8:30-Noon.  If there are emergencies and needs, please contact me directly on Tuesday and Wednesday since we have no office hours on those mornings.
You will continue to receive weekly emails, although we have two exceptions:  there will be NO email on Wednesday, April 27, and Wednesday, May 4.  I will be out of town on Wednesday, April 27, and other staff will be away on May 4.
If you are interested in receiving a vaccination booster, please contact me as soon as possible.  I will stop taking reservations on Friday, April 15, at 10:00pm.  The booster clinic is Wednesday, April 20.  We are offering a booster for those who have yet to receive their first booster and offering a second booster to those who are over 50 or with an immunocompromised health concern.  Please contact me by email or text or call my cell and I will arrange your appointment time.  As we look forward, I am not sure how many more booster clinics we will be offering, so if you have questions, please contact me.
Many thanks to so many of you who provided food for the Holiday Easter Baskets.  You were able to bless 54 families; member families and school families!  Thank you for your ongoing donations to the Food Shelf.  We are in our re-stocking mode again.  All of your donations are appreciated!
There are no confirmation classes on Wednesday, April 20, as the booster clinic will be inhabiting the building.  Confirmation classes will resume on Wednesday, April 27.
The Minneapolis Area Synod Assembly is Saturday, April 30, from 9:00am-2:00pm.  Pastor Tim, Vicar Jessie, our elected delegates, and myself will be in attendance.
Blessings this week as you prepare for Easter!  Take Care, be safe…
Pastor Valerie
Cell:  612-280-6493     Email:  bvalerie65@yahoo.com
Church:  763-757-4459     Email:  vbrown-greenly@peacecoonrapids.org
 
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