The theater group that makes its home in our building is presenting a fabulous production this summer:
Pirates are in the Park!
Aaron Marks, one of our choral scholars for several years, is bringing the Northeast Chorale to LNPC for concert on June 4 in the sanctuary. Come hear them sing!
From Mary Alette Davis:
Hello friends and improvisers!
I have been waiting for a long time to start up improv theater workshops again. It is so much fun - I have missed it and hope you have too! Or if you're new to improvs - want to try it with this taste (add -less or -full or nothing depending on your p.o.v.) on Just Two Tuesdays June 6 and 13.
We will meet at Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church 1620 E 46th Street Minneapolis from 7 until 9 PM. The cost for two classes is $25.
We will go over basics, review and explore new exercises, games, techniques and enjoy the playfulness of creating together. If you have never done improvs, this is a great start - a way to sample improvising in a zone of encouragement, trust and support. Nobody's an expert, each thing we do has never been done quite the same way before. It levels the playing field for everybody.
Please contact me if you need more information, questions etc. or to confirm that you are in and up for this. Let others know who might be interested! And if you never want to hear about improvs from me again, let me know that too.
I would like confirmation by June 1 for planning purposes. I'll send a follow up email to those participating.
My cell is 612-618-1069 or respond to this!
Mary Alette Davis
This summer we are continuing through Matthew Chapters 14-18, Telling the stories of Jesus.
In Summer our 2nd and 4th weekend Saturday worship gatherings meet on the patio (or the Gathering Room when it's raining or roasting).
On Simple Summer Saturdays (with Sabbath Sundays): we will sing, check in on our lives, read scripture, reflect quietly through journaling, play-doh or drawing, discuss the bible text, and pray for each other and the world.
We are reading a book together as part of our resonance project and our recombubulation phase (see May 7 post).
PICK UP YOUR COPY AT THE CHURCH BUILDING.
$15 suggested donation.
Discussion will be held in early Fall. Date TBD.
Spring Retreat Fun!
We had truly wonderful Spring weather last weekend at Clearwater Forest, lots of art, rest, laughter, good food, and blessings! A delightful time was had by all!
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Congregational Meeting Recap
On May 7 the congregation elected Lisa Johnson and Diane Hansen to join Session member Sue Hensel as our 2023 Nominating Committee.
Session reported on their retreat, where we articulated that the season we are in now, as a 18 month - 2 year period of intentional reflection and "recombobulating." Pastor Kara described this in a grant application for pastoral reflection titled ""Sailing School: Moving From Crisis Response to Responsive Trust," a summary of which can be read HERE.
The gist is that we weathered the pandemic with both a significant loss of folks and large influx people who came aboard during the storm, with Pastor Kara gripping the wheel, and the rest of us becoming experts at caring for the sick and bailing water. But now, not only are we in new, uncharted waters that we will need to navigate together, but we all need to learn how to be a crew (to hoist sails and swab decks!) We are great at being Church (capital C) but need to figure out our way of being church (lower-case c) together. We've already begun this fun recombobulation/crew orientation with hospitality teams, Swedish death cleaning, figuring out hybrid, practicing prayer and discernment, learning what worship is, etc.
To officially kick off a season of reflection (and because her sabbatical is now postponed to 2025, after the reflection period), session is supporting Kara in taking 3 weeks of banked vacation time in August to rest and reset. We are also looking forward to reading together When Church Stops Working, by Andy Root and Blair Bertrand, to feed ideas and conversation. (Book releases, and copies will be distributed May 21 and onward).
Kids Grade 3-12: If you are interested in attending camp at Clearwater Forest this summer, find out more HERE.
For Summer 2024 we will organize groups from the congregation to go together. Planning for this starts February 2024.