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Sunday Sundays @ Hennepin

FEBRUARY 20 & 27 — 11:00 AM
Ancient Church
It’s In the Bag
Steeple People
Surplus Store
The week of February 21 is
Community “New” Life
Join Bruce Robbins in this challenging
and enlightening conversation. What
Come learn about the strong, the SPSS celebrated winter Meals Adventures
bold women of the church’s clothing “Bag Sale.” Come
is the doctrine of Original Sin? How Did you know that our Retirement-age people: Join
past. We will learn some, early in the week and take
does it inform how we read scripture Community Meals is 95%+ friends for service events and
Epiphany February 20, 2011 discuss some, and pray advantage of the finest, the
and sing the great hymns of our tradi- funded by individual gifts? activities. February 18: Join
together prayers that they warmest and the best we
You satisfy the hungry heart tion? How has it changed over the We receive no operating Hennepin’s own Lori Stur-
wrote. For an hour a month, have to offer. Buy it for now
with gift of finest wheat years? How is it relevant to understanding what it budget, Foundation funds, devant for her talk “State on
you can nurture your soul or get a head start on next
Come, give to us, O saving Lord, means to be a 21st century Christian? nor have paid staff! 100% of the Brink?” Reservations by
and faith life by being a year, winter will come again
the bread of life to eat. your donation goes to feed Wednesday, Feb. 16. Cost
BREATH OF LIFE witness to the ancestors of and it hasn’t left us yet.
~Omar Westendorf the hungry and to provide is $8.00. March 4: Helping
FEBRUARY 20 & 27, 11:00 AM our faith. Tuesdays from Beat the winter blahs with
clothing items that are “basic needs.” In 2010, our Hands. After lunch, take an
Lent Devotional 2011: Julie Delene, founder of Move-As-One, 7:00 - 8:30 PM on Feb. 22, $42,000 budget fed 4600
helps guide individuals and teams bright, beautiful and fit in hour for a service project for
Feeding Hungry Hearts through the process of remaking
March 15, April 19, and
your bag, all for only $8.00 guests 10,000 meals. We’re
the Dignity Center.
As we approach the Lenten season, we will follow May 24 in Harrison Room. humbled by your continued
themselves from the inside out. Three per bag, less as the week
Jesus from the wilderness to the cross. We will also Refreshments provided. support.
sessions include: (1) Breathe to Quiet goes on.
spend time looking at the lives of the early Christians
as told in Acts. We will seek to further understand
what it means to be a faith community as we mine
Your Mind. (2) Breathe to Heal: Release
Physical and Emotional Blocks. (3) Breathe to Create:
Expand Strength, Clarity and Vibration.
Metro West
these stories of the followers of the Way of Jesus.
Celebration Dinner/Program Looking for a great bedtime Interfaith first Muslim to be elected to
During Lent there will be opportunities for worship GOD IN AMERICA Forum with the United States Congress.
February 27 4:00 - 6:30 PM story? Wondering about
and education on the subjects of creating a healthy FEBRUARY 20 & 27, 11:00 AM In an era of fear and polari-
Good Samaritan UMC, Edina the relationship between Congressman zation, he offers a message
mind, body and spirit. Since the days when the Puritan “city
on a hill” beckoned on the horizon of
“Building Connections: The archaeology and the Bible? Keith Ellison of hope, reconciliation,
For the Lenten devotional you are invited to reflect Want to better understand
Church in Uncertain Times” The Generosity of Inclusion: respect, and inclusion.
on what feeds your hungry heart. What scriptures or the New World, religious faith and daily life in Haiti, or find
Registrations due February 18 Everybody Counts,
other sacred texts nourish your walk with God? How belief have forged America’s ideals, your new favorite poet, or Music precedes the forum
and the fee of $12 can be Everybody Matters
have you seen the hearts of others be fed? And where molded its identity and shaped its discover resources for some at 11:30 AM and public
paid at the door or online at
have you encountered places where the hunger for sense of mission at home and abroad. serious Bible study? You can On Thursday, February 24 reception follows at 1:00 or call
the experience of the Holy is being neglected? Please Led by Dennis Behl & Bill Mate. find a book for any of those at 12:00 Noon, Keith Ellison PM. Free and
Karen Andrew 651-485-6630.
submit your offerings of prayers, poetry or short needs in our own Hennepin will speak at Westminster open to all,
devotional (200 words or less) to Muslim Mother Tells All Presbyterian (Nicollet Mall this event is
FEBRUARY 20, 11:00 AM New Bible Church Library. Explore the
by Sunday, February 27 so we may prepare the whole collection, read & 12th St.) Keith Ellison co-sponsored
booklet to be ready for Ash Wednesday services. Arlene El Amin, a Muslim mother and Study represents Minnesota’s 5th by Hennepin
grandmother, will tell us what it is others’ book reviews, find
An eight-week Bible study local book-related events District in the U.S. House of Church.
2:00 PM, February 27 like to be a minority person in
will be offered Thursdays and create a “must read” Representatives and is the
at Westminster Minneapolis. One of her sons is Imam
Presbyterian Church
“Honoring the Sacred:
A Festival of American
Makram El Amin who some may know
through the Interfaith Series. Presented
by the Peace through Justice Committee.
from 6-7:30 PM. Snacks will
be provided, bring your
dinner if you like. We will
library of your own by stop-
ping by the Library page at:
Music” features choirs be exploring the book of Imagine 9:00 AM
FROM FAT TUESDAY TO LENT Acts together and talking Fresh
from Hennepin, Central
the Movie All the People: February 27 at
Lutheran, Basilica of St. Mary, Plymouth, St. Mark’s FEBRUARY 27, 11:00 AM about what it means for our
Episcopal, St. Olaf Catholic, and Westminster. Each Does Fat Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, lives today. Led by Leah MARCH 6, 11:00 AM Sacred Journey
choir will present individual anthems and then join Carnival) deserve a place on the church’s calendar? Rosso. Call the church: 612- Attend the screening of
“Fresh the Movie” in the Art Join the (9:00 AM Sundays)
forces (400+ voices) to perform the music of Aaron A fitting way to prepare for Lent or a distraction, or 871-5303 or email Leah at
Gallery. This documentary, Sacred Journey worshiping
Copland, Horatio Parker, William Billings, Stephen worse? Steve Blons, who will lead this class, to sign up.
Paulus, Randall Thompson and Ysaye M. Barnwell (a helped create the first Shrove Tuesday service at by Ana Joanes, offers new community as we hear words
new commission). Congregational singing included! thinking about what we’re and stories of hope and
Hennepin in 1988 and many more since. He has Windows eating, and it may just be peace while we sing the
also made a study of this festival, which is found Update
FEBRUARY CHURCH CLOSING in many guises around the globe. Come learn
your call to action. You will
now iconic music of the
The church building and offices will be closed on be inspired by the actions of
The Board of Trustees is a service of

why Jesus might have applauded such wildness. others, including farmers, Beatles. Bring your joyful
Monday, February 21 for Presidents Day holiday. The class will include a discussion of the place of repairing another of our
thinkers and business people peace and hope voice and open heart to lift
playfulness in our worship and our personal faith sanctuary stained glass who are reinventing our food our prayers to God.
journeys. windows, as you can see. It with the music
will return to us by Easter! of The Beatles

Weekly Classes/Activities
Thursday Bible Study: 11:00 AM to
Kjerringsleppets: Women’s Book Refugee Resettlement: Hennepin’s
Group. On Wednesday, March 2: Global Outreach Committee is co-
Calendar of Events MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Broken For You by Stephanie sponsoring (with the MN Council of Sunday, February 20, 2011 Church Closed ~ Presidents Day
12:00 noon in the Longfellow
Kallos. April 6: Ahab’s Wife by Churches) an Iraqi family who will 8:30 - 9:00 HOLY COMMUNION BORDER CHAPEL
Room has resumed with a new 8:30 - 12:30 Coffee Fellowship Carlson Hall TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
study of the Hebrew prophets. New Sena Naslund. Contact Sally for be arriving in the US sometime in
the next 90 days. The father visited 8:45 - 12:30 Nursery / Child Care Rooms 101 & 103 8:30 AM Library Committee
members are always welcome. more info:
Hennepin twice in 2006 while here 9:00 - 10:00 SACRED JOURNEY ART GALLERY 1:30 PM Stretch and Smile
Chris Jackson is the group leader. Donate! Volunteer! 9:30 - 10:30 FESTIVAL WORSHIP SANCTUARY
in the US for training, and he has 6:00 PM Adult Nurture
Job Support Group: Feb. 14, 28 February Hunger Offering: supports 9:30 - 10:30 Sunday School for Grades 7-12 Church of Youth 7:00 PM Ancient Church Women
a family of 5 children. We need
from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. This group is Groveland Emergency Food Shelf, 9:30 - 11:00 Confirmation (Sixth Grade) Parsonage Basement
volunteers to help in resettling the 7:00 PM Trustees Meeting
for people who are worried about a dear Hennepin friends! In 2008 9:45 - 10:45 Sunday School Education Wing
family when they arrive. Volunteer WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23
current job or transitioning to a new Groveland served 10,265 clients. Preschool Age 3 Room 105
assignments require a short time 9:00 AM Dignity Center — Open
career. Leslie Philmon, facilitator In 2009, 13,694. And in 2010, a Pre-K Room 1/3
commitment for: transportation, Kindergarten Room 5/7 9:30 AM Knotty Quilters
has 16 years experience as a career stunning 20,378 clients came for housing, greeting and employment First Grade Room 4/6 10:00 AM Senior Members’ Council
coach. Please join us on Tuesday food assistance. As one of the earliest mentoring. If interested in being a Second Grade Room 8 12:00 PM Dignity Center Training
February 8 at 7:00 at the Basilica of of 5 congregational supporters, our part of the team and looking for a Third Grade Room 201 1:00 PM Recyclers
St. Mary for a presentation on what help is need now more than ever. A rewarding experience, contact Larry Fourth Grade Room 203
we have learned from offering a 100% increase in just two years or Andy Dunbar at or 2:30 PM D.C.E.H.
Fifth Grade Room 205
job group at Hennepin. tells you just much they appreciate 763-544-8112. 6:00 PM Haiti Partnership
10:30 - 12:00 Seeds of Celebration Harrison Room
our gifts, large and small! THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Russian Partnership: Planning and Bike Repairs Help Needed: During 10:30 - 12:30 Breakfast at Hennepin Social Hall
Office Helpers: Do you have an hour the week of March 13 the annual 10:45 - 12:30 Youth Council Meeting Church of Youth 11:00 AM Thursday Bible Study
Strategy session Sunday, Feb. 20th
or so free once or twice a month, or “Bike Repair Blitz” will take place at 11:00 - 12:00 MANY VOICES BORDER CHAPEL 3:00 PM Labyrinth
at Don and Jean’s home. Please
even every week? We can use your Mr. Michael Recycles Bicycles at 11:00 - 12:00 God in America Art Gallery 6:00 PM Bible Study: Book of Acts
keep Russian children and adults
help to assemble bulletins or label 520 N. Prior Ave. St. Paul. If you 11:00 - 12:00 Original Sin Room 203
in your prayers and our team as we 7:00 PM Science & Faith Roundtable
the !nSpire newsletter. Why not get 11:00 - 12:00 Breath of Life Room 202
discern and make decisions for the can true a wheel, change a tire, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25
the ’whole gang’ to come with you 11:00 - 12:00 Peace Through Justice Forum Longfellow Room
coming years. Please contact Don adjust brakes and derailleur and 7:00 AM Men’s Bible Fellowship
(a great chance to visit/catch up)? 11:00 - 12:30 Chamber Singers Choir Room with questions. cables, you are just the person we are
Contact Sandra if you can help: 1:30 - 3:30 Youth Boys’ Basketball League Off Site 9:00 AM Dignity Center — Open
looking for. Contact Benita at 651-
The Science & Faith Roundtable: If 612-871-5303,, 2:30 - 4:00 Salon se Leve Art Gallery 10:00 AM Alanon
641-1037 or to
you’re interested in how science or let her know at the front desk. 5:00 - 6:00 SUNDAY AT 5 BORDER CHAPEL SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27
find out more information. These
and religion can be partners in the Steeple People Store Needs You. Do bikes help Dignity Center clients. 5:00 - 7:00 UMYF Church of Youth Lenten Devotional Submission Deadline
quest for truth, this group may be you have computer skills? Steeple 7:00 - 8:00 Journey Rehearsal Choir Room
for you! Feb. 24: Nature, Human People Surplus Store is looking for Summer Children’s
Nature, and God (Theology and the
Sciences Series) by Ian G. Barbour.
Men’s Bible Fellowship. At 7:00 on
someone to help them send out
e-mails to volunteers, as well as
sending out ads to customers. The
Earth Camp 2011
New Member Classes
March 13/20
April 3/10
Breakfast at Hennepin
10:30 AM—12:30 PM
Join your friends in the lower level

PASTORAL CARE: Please notify the

systems are up and running, and July 25-28 Social Hall this fall for our Sunday church office if you, a family member
Friday mornings a group of men
further training is available. If you’re 1st - 5th grades (completed) The New Member class is a two-part breakfast. Cost is $5 per person, or $12 or an other church member are experi-
gather for Bible study, conversation
interested, contact Anne Hepper at class with the first focused on what per family/household. A great way to encing an illness, a hospitalization, or
and fellowship. All men are invited Vacation Bible School 2011 or 651-224- United Methodism is, a brief history of see old friends and make new ones. another need for pastoral care.
to attend this lively discussion. August 15-19
1654. Hennepin Ave UMC, and a tour of the CONGREGATIONAL JOYS AND CONCERNS
Dara Molloy, Celtic footsteps of St. Enda, patriarch of Irish Now Accepting PayPal
church. The second part of the class is
focused on group discussion around
Gratitude for your Giving
and Continued Support
the book “Three Simple Rules” and At the end of January, the Operating
Budget Income Received in each of
are posted each week in the Pastoral
Care section on the kiosk in Carlson
Hall. Greeting cards for members in
need of cheer are available to sign at
using our spiritual gifts. The first week
monasticism. He has created spiritually- If you wish to make a gift or donation the past three years has amounted to: the reception desk near the East Entry.
Speaker, at Sacred based projects that express tradition in
we meet in the Dossal Alcove right
Journey, March 6th a contemporary setting: hospitality,
to Hennepin Church, please note we next to the Social Hall and enjoy 2011—8% of Budget Thank You PACEM SINGERS are available to sing
Dara Molloy, Celtic monk and priest, have another way to facilitate that. brunch. The second week we have
2010—8% of Budget For your to Hennepin members and friends
organic gardening, ecological building, You may make your gift online, safely 2009—7% of Budget Support!
will be present at Sacred Journey on lunch together at the parsonage, right bringing comfort of favorite hymns
education, publishing and the develop-
through PayPal. Just go to our new and songs to your surroundings.
March 6 at 9:00. He lives on Inis Mor, ment of Celtic ritual. Join us for a walk next door to the church. Both classes Sunday Spire Deadline
Aran Islands, with his wife Tess Harper into an expression of Celtic Christianity are from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. If you Please email all information to
and their four children. Dara moved to and then choose “Giving” Saturday
through word and music. want to sign up or have questions, by 10:00 AM
this island in 1985 to be a hermit in the from the top menu. mornings Jan. 1—April 30, 2011 at St.
contact Pastor Leah ( on Monday for the following
Olaf Catholic Church, 215 South 8th
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church or Kristyn Ebert ( Sunday Spire, or drop off at the
Street, Minneapolis. February 26:
511 Groveland Avenue | Minneapolis, MN 55403 | 612.871.5303 | by email or phone 612-871-5303. church, attn: Daniel Pederson. “Why Do I Feel I’m Going Crazy?”
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