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April 2012

April 2012

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Volume 18, Issue 5April 2012
   C   h  r  o  n   i  c   l  e  s
   G   l  y  n   d  o  n    L  u   t   h  e  r  a  n    C   h  u  r  c   h 
Holy Week WorshipSchedule
Palm Sunday
 Sunday, April 1st9:00 a.m.Egg Bake Breakfast after worship
Maundy Thursday
 Thursday, April 5th7:00 p.m.First Communion for5th Graders
Good Friday
Friday, April 6th7:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 8th7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.First Communion for 5thGradersCinnamon Rolls, Coffeeand Juice between services
Living the Story 2Over Coffee 3Council Update, Incomeand Expense4-9Youth Notes10Greeting from Sacks11Prayers and Birthdays12MemorialsFrom Our Mailbag13Circle InformationVolunteer Committees14April Calendar 15
Inside this issue:
 The Glyndon Cub Scouts Troop #641 held a Food Driveon Saturday, March 24th. They collected food items which were then donated toGlyndon Lutheran Community Food Pantry. Thank you again. Our shelvesare full again. It is much morefun to fill a food basket whenthere is enough food to fill it.360# of food were gathered. Thank you Glyndon Communi-ty for all your donations.
Thank You Glyndon Cub Scouts!
Living the Story
with Pastor Jeni
 Wendell Berry, that farmer poet from the hillsof Kentucky, writes my favorite Easter Poem, titled
“Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front.” I liketo refer to it as “Practice Resurrection;” it is a poem
that helps us live into our faith, as if we lived in a lib-erated world within the reality of a risen Christ. I in- vite you to read and re-read it this Easter Season(April 8th-May 27th). Here it is:
Love the quick profit, the annual raise,vacation with pay. Want more of everything ready-made. Be afraid to know your neighbors and to die. And you will have a window in your head. Not even your future will be a mystery any more. Your mind will be punched in a card and shut away in a little drawer.When they want you to buy something they will call you. When they want  you to die for profit they will let you know.So, friends, every day do something that won't compute. Love the Lord.Love the world. Work for nothing.Take all that you have and be poor.Love someone who does not deserve it.Denounce the government and embrace the flag. Hope to live in that free republic for which it stands.Give your approval to all you cannot understand. Praise ignorance, for what man has not encountered he has not destroyed. Ask the questions that have no answers.Invest in the millennium. Plant sequoias.Say that your main crop is the forest that you did not plant,that you will not live to harvest.Say that the leaves are harvested when they have rotted into the mold.Call that profit. Prophesy such returns.Put your faith in the two inches of humus that will build under the trees every thousand years.Listen to carrion - put your ear close, and hear the faint chattering of the songs that are to come. Expect the end of the world. Laugh.Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful though you have considered all the facts.So long as women do not go cheap for power, please women more than men. Ask yourself: Will this satisfy a woman satisfied to bear a child? Will this disturb the sleepof a woman near to giving birth? Go with your love to the fields.Lie down in the shade. Rest your head in her lap. Swear allegiance to what is nighest your thoughts. As soon as the generals and the politicos can predict the motions of your mind,lose it. Leave it as a sign to mark the false trail, the way  you didn't go. Be like the fox who makes more tracks than necessary,some in the wrong direction.Practice resurrection.
 Taking our cues from Berry, we’recalling our Easter season “Practice Resurrection” and
 we will follow the story of the early church and learnagain for ourselves what it means to live in the reality of a risen Christ. Join us on Sundays and Wednesdays.Peace,
Pastor Jeni 
Over Coffee
with Kris
Page 3VOLUME 18, ISSUE 5
 When I was in 7th grade I dyed my hair black.No, I was not going through a phase, I was in theplay "South Pacific" and I was a native islander. Ihad to wear a lot of stage make-up to darken up my Norwegian complexion and have dark hair. During the play we had "Secret Pals" that would send littlepresents and encouraging notes, telling us to "break our legs" and such. One of the presents that my Se-cret Pal gave me was a little wooden train engine thathas "I think I can" paintedon its side. That little en-gine is still in my childhoodroom at my dad's. Every 
time I am at my dad’s, that
train reminds me to neverunder estimate myself. Which reminds me, it isthat time of year again, when I do my personal"New Year's Resolution". The resolutions that that Ido around my birthday each year, and to add to the
standard “visit new places,be healthier”, I have added
a new one, a big one. I amgoing to learn how to ridebike. That phrase that says"It's like riding a bike" hasnever really applied to me.I mean, there was one sum-mer that I rode bike allover Detroit Lakes with afriend. I am pretty surethat my friend is the one who taught me. But, whenyou are young, you haveless fear. After that summer I never got on a bikeuntil just recently. I wanted to go on a bike ride 2summers ago with my aunt. She had an extra bike,so I got on and tried, and it was nearly a traumaticevent. I had forgotten how to ride. Last summer Itried two different times, and the same...no idea how to pedal and keep balance.So, I have made it my public mission to ride bike. Oneof my friends told me to first start at the gym and prac-tice pedaling on the stationary bike. I told her that I
knew how to pedal, it’s the balance thing that I need to
 work on. Soon after I made this announcement a YouTube video of a 6 year-old boy who learned how toride bicycle became a sensation. If you have internetaccess, type into theyoutube.comsearch engine"Thumbs up for Rock and Rolls", the video is just overa minute long. Here is thespeck that the boy said:"I feel, I feel, I feel, I feelhappy on myself!Everybody! I know you canbelieve in yourself! If youbelieve in yourself you willknow how to ride a bike. If you don't, you just keeppracticing! You will get thehang of it I know it! If youkeep practicing you will getthe hang of it and then youcan get better and better atit as you do it. Thumbs upeverybody, for Rock &Roll!"It is a very sweet video, andit will be my mantra for my 32nd year. Just like TheLittle Engine That Could,and this boy, I will believein myself. But, there issomething else that will as-sist in my stubborn Norwe-gian-ness
Philippians 4:13: “ I can doall things through Christ that strengthens me.” Could
that verse possibly mean that I can learn how to ridebike? That and lots of protective gear!Blessings on the rest of your day,
Kris Johnson 

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