Tuesday, June 8
12:00-4:00 Elder Network uses building
3:30 pm Membership Committee meets in Mayflower East
6:30 pm Prayer Connection on Zoom
Thursday, June 10
10:00 am Walk outside – start @ Big Ole
Next Sunday, June 13/Communion
10:00 am Worship in-person @ Church
We extend a warm welcome and greeting to our KXRA listeners this morning. Our service is re-broadcast each 1st Sunday of the month at 11:00 am. Our broadcast this morning is sponsored by Carolyn Chlian in memory of her loved ones.
Welcome to all who are joining us for worship, whether in-person or virtually. To keep everyone—and especially those most vulnerable—as safe as possible, we have some safety measures in place for in-person worship. We ask that everyone entering the building please sign-in at the east door for contact-tracing purposes where there will be a person posted to assist and welcome you; please wear your mask; we ask that you observe social distancing, and the pews will be marked accordingly. Of course, people from the same household may sit together. Please refrain from singing, but feel free to hum along as Greg sings from the front. For the time being there will not be coffee fellowship following our worship services.
Today we celebrate with our Graduates and wish them the best in the next chapter of their lives!
Christian William Fleming graduated from AAHS. He was active in orchestra, choir, know-ledge bowl, peer tutoring/student teacher, math league, Carolers, Rainbow Strings, Silhouettes, Subdominates (barber shop quartet), cross country and theater. He also participated in several musicals, including “Mary Poppins” and Cinderella.” He plans to attend Middlebury College in Vermont and pursue a career, perhaps in the legal or advocacy fields.
Misha Harstad graduated from ATCC Liberal Arts and Science Program. She and her fiancé Kyler have begun planning their wedding and then perhaps relocating to Florida to further her education in Marine Biology.
Benjamin Kakac graduated from both high school as a homeschooler and ATCC with an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences. In April, Benjamin enlisted in the Minnesota Air National Guard with the 133rd Airlift Wing based in Minneapolis. In late summer he will be attending Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB near San Antonio, TX, followed by studying at the Air Force Tech School as a C-130 Hercules maintainer at Sheppard AFB near Wichita Falls, TX. After Air Force Tech, Benjamin will be attending UND, Grand Forks, in the academic year of 2022. He intends to double major in Commercial Aviation and Aviation Management with a minor in Air Force ROTC studies.
Eric LeBrasseur graduated from AAHS and plans to attend NDSU in Fargo and join Army ROTC and take business studies.
Pastor Jill invites everyone to join her on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm for “Prayer Connection” on Zoom. As a participant, please refer to the general Zoom connection information printed in these Announcements. Prayer Connection is a drop-in sort of session and no attendance is taken, so join us whenever you wish. We are reminded by these gatherings how much we need each other and each other’s prayers!
Our Church’s general ZOOM connection information:
1) TO JOIN VIA YOUR CONNECTED DEVICE:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/9990015170 Meeting ID: 999 001 5170
2) To dial in by phone:
+1 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 999 001 5170
Outdoor Walking: Joy, Chair of the Board of Spiritual Life, continues to invite folks to join her for walking outdoors on Thursday mornings at 10:00 am. Note: We are now starting at Big Ole to walk the path. Friends welcome. There is plenty of parking there. Come join us!!!
We have online giving available on the Church website: www.firstcongregationaluccalex.com. Click on the “give”
button to give directly. Or you can text the word “Give”
to 1-(844) 913-1752. We have several folks who have been taking advantage of this means to support the Church they love. Thank you for your generous and ongoing support!
A Birthday coming up next Sunday!
June 13: Bob Muzik
Church office hours: We are generally in the building on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10:00 am and about 3:00 pm (oftentimes later), but call if you have a need to see us to make sure we’re around.
New phone books to be prepared! If you have changes to your address, phone numbers, email, or any other changes you wish to make to your listing in our Church phone book, please let the office know by Friday, June 11. Thanks! -Barb, office
Pastor Jill will be out of the office attending a continuing ed event this week. During this time Rev. Marc Blakesley will be on call for pastoral emergencies and he may be reached at 612-325-1467. Also, Barb will be taking a day off from the Church office on Wednesday, June 9.
Anderson Funeral Home invites families to a Remembrance Picnic on Wednesday, June 16, 5:30 pm, at the City Park Pavilion. This special event is for anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. It’s a casual time of food and fellowship to help all of us remember those who are no longer with us. A pastor will offer words of inspiration and balloons will be released. Food and beverages will be provided. An RSVP is requested by June 9. See their poster on the E bulletin board.