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WELCOME TO HENNEPIN CHURCH PALM SUNDAY

Hennepin is a Reconciling Congregation, welcoming the full


participation of all persons including the GLBT Community.

April 17, 2011 at Hennepin Today’s scripture leads us


into the beginning of the
Religious
Roots Holy Week drama of Holy Week.
We travel with Jesus and
of Peace the disciples into Jerusalem
11:00 AM, April 17
Art gallery at Hennepin the place of powers and
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, principalities. As you reflect
assistant professor of peace and justice April 21 on these scriptures this
studies at the University of St. Thomas, Maundy Thursday week, consider the
shares from his book “Is Religion Killing following questions:
Us?” Sponsored by Hennepin’s Peace Worship at 7:00 PM
Through Justice Committee.
April 22 • What does it mean to
Celebrating have power and exercise
Good Friday
the Journey power? Have you used
Worship at 12:00 Noon the power you have?
of Discovery
May 1 - 11:00 AM
and 7:00 PM
Hennepin’s Compass 180 presents a • How can Jesus’ courage
recognition of the first ten recipients April 24 to speak the truth of his
of the Compass 180 Scholarships. Easter Day life help us to have the
Special music, stories of hope and Sunrise Worship: 7:00 AM courage to speak truth
guest speakers will highlight this
unique and moving time in the history Pancakes: 8:00 - 9:00 AM in our lives?
of Hennepin Church. Compass 180 is *Festival Worship: 9:30 AM
a Hennepin program that partners
*Festival Worship: 11:00 AM • How can we step forth
former offenders with scholarships to and, through our actions,
find new career paths. Recovery Service: 5:00 PM
speak truth to power?
Passion Concert Childcare is available for all
Dvorak: Stabat Mater Sunday services and for Thursday Prayer actions:
and Friday evening as well.
Choose to practice deep
Remember there is free parking listening with family, friends,
in the Walker Ramp on Sundays! and co-workers this week.
The Hennepin Sanctuary Choir and *The 9:30 and 11:00 AM Easter Pray that you may be a
Orchestra, conducted by William H. worship services are identical. good companion on their
Mathis, presents a Passion Concert, life’s path. Pray for those
Antonín Dvorák’s Stabat Mater at
7:30 PM, Sunday, April 17 in the
Donate for around the world who
Sanctuary. Soloists are Shari Speer, Easter Lilies are harmed by the misuse
Soprano; Kathleen Humphrey, Remember and honor those of power.
Mezzo-Soprano, Jim Ahrens, Tenor; you love with contributions to Easter
Michael Schmidt, Baritone. Admission lilies and music by TODAY. Form is

SANCTUARY
is free! Invite your friends! on page 7 of today’s bulletin.

HENNEPIN AVENUE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


511 Groveland Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-871-5303 HENNEPINCHURCH.ORG 9:30 AM
Nursery for infants — age
3 is available today until
12:30 PM. An usher will
9:30 AM Worship ~ Sanctuary
be happy to help you find
the nursery in Room 105
Where +
+ is indicated, standing or sitting, we praise God.
of the Education Wing. You are invited to read aloud the bold text.

Coffee is available Sunday


mornings in Carlson Hall.
Our special thanks to Jim
Palm Sunday
Cone of Coffee & Tea, Ltd.
for supplying Sunday coffee! PRELUDE Fugue on Ora Labora Andrew Hackett

New to Hennepin? CHORAL INTROIT All Glory, Laud, and Honor arr. Dan Bird
After the service a guide
will be available at the ENTRY INTO CELEBRATION
chancel steps to give a
tour of the church. Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey
Hosanna in the highest!
The crowd waved their palms, laid down their coats and shouted:
Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord!
Twenty centuries past, what city has not heard of your coming?
The word has spread that you, Christ, come in peace.
Hosanna in the highest!
Twenty centuries past, what city has not heard of your church?
The faithful have carried on your message of acceptance and healing.
Hosanna in the highest!
Twenty centuries past, what city has not rejected you?
Your love for the poor and the oppressed has often turned us away.
Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord.
Twenty centuries past, what city does Christ seek to enter?
From leafy suburb to shanty town, from housing estate to single
apartment, from townhome to slum, Jesus still seeks us out,
offering new life. Blessed is the One who comes in the name
On Palm Sunday we
of the Lord.
celebrate by waving
palms as in the Gospel
story when Jesus rode into + HYMN NO. 278 Hosanna, Loud Hosanna ELLACOMBE
Jerusalem on a donkey. + HYMN NO. 280 All Glory, Laud, and Honor ST. THEODULPH
You can listen for that
story in our Scripture WELCOME Bruce Robbins
reading today.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
CONGREGATIONAL WELCOME
With God’s help we will so order our lives after the example of
Gavin Tucker is the son of
Christ that Gavin Tucker may be surrounded by steadfast love,
Jeremiah and Tess Hawkins
established in the faith, and confirmed and strengthened in the
way that leads to life eternal.

TIME WITH CHILDREN

+ THE SHARING OF THE PEACE


The Peace of God be with you.
And also with you.
ANTHEM Hosanna Jackson Berkey

SCRIPTURE LESSONS Leone Medin, Lector Lent is a time to cultivate


our spiritual lives with
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION Tree of Life intention. Each week we
(Stanza 1) gather for worship and
hear the Good News
spoken. During Lent you
are invited to take the
scripture of worship into
your daily life, through
your work, prayer, family,
friends. Take the scripture
(and questions provided
on the front page) as you
live through the rest of the
week to explore how it fits
for you. There will be a
suggestion for bringing
this scripture into action.
Try it out. See if it makes
a difference for you.
Finally, look ahead at
the scripture for the
+ MATTHEW 21: 1-11 upcoming week:
John 20: 1-18
When they approached Jerusalem and and the colt and laid their clothes on
came to Bethphage on the Mount of them. Then he sat on them.
Olives, Jesus gave two disciples a task. He
Now a large crowd spread their
said to them, “Go into the village over
clothes on the road. Others cut palm
there. As soon as you enter, you will
branches off the trees and spread them
find a donkey tied up and a colt with it.
on the road. The crowds in front of him
Untie them and bring them to me. If
and behind him shouted, “Hosanna to
anybody says anything to you, say that
the Son of David! Blessings on the one
the Lord needs it.” He sent them off
who comes in the name of the Lord!
right away. Now this happened to fulfill
Hosanna in the highest!” And when
what the prophet said, Say to Daughter
Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city
Zion, “Look, your king is coming to
was stirred up. “Who is this?” they
you, humble and riding on a donkey,
asked. The crowds answered, “It’s
and on a colt the donkey’s offspring.” The
the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in
disciples went and did just as Jesus had
Galilee.”
ordered them. They brought the donkey

May we hear what the Spirit is saying to us today.


Thanks be to God!
Sanctus is a musical
MUSICAL RESPONSE Tree of Life depiction of the scene
(Stanza 2) in Jerusalem. The crowd
hears the sounds of
SERMON Forever Love Bruce Robbins procession from far
away, getting closer,
INVITATION TO GIVE OUR OFFERINGS AND OURSELVES and finally right upon
them. Everyone joins
in shouting “hosanna”;
MUSICAL OFFERING Sanctus Maurice Duruflé then the procession
moves on down
the street.
+ PRESENTATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS OLD HUNDREDTH

+ PRAYER OF DEDICATION
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

LORD’S PRAYER
Our God, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kindom come;
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil,
for thine is the kindom,
the power, and the glory forever.
Choral Amen.

CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY

RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS

CONGREGATIONAL WELCOME
We give thanks for all that God has already given you, and
we welcome you in Christian love. As members together with
you in the body of Christ and in this congregation of the United
Methodist Church, we renew our covenant faithfully to participate
in the ministries of the church by our prayers, our presence, our
gifts, our service, and our witness, that in everything God may be
glorified through Jesus Christ.
We Sang Our Glad Hosannas
The text for this hymn is by
Mary Nelson Keithahn; the HYMN We Sang Our Glad Hosannas HOLY WEEK
music is by John Horman. Next Page>>>
Hennepin
Avenue
United
Methodist
Church
511 Groveland Ave
Minneapolis, MN
55403
612.871.5303
HENNEPIN
CHURCH
.ORG
Our Mission
To invite all peoples
on a spiritual journey
guided by scripture,
tradition, experience
and reason that leads
to a Christian faith
exemplified by loving
relationships with God,
all others, and ourselves.

Ministers
Every Member of Hennepin Church
Clergy
Bruce W. Robbins—Pastor; Leah
Rosso—Young Adults & Hospitality;
Sally Johnson—Worship & Spiritual
Formation; Christopher Jackson—
Church Administration; Paula
Colton—Youth Ministries; Bob
Brinkley—Pastoral Visitation;
Wayne K. Clymer—Bishop in
BENEDICTION Residence; Richard D. Waggoner—
Music Emeritus
POSTLUDE Sonata in B-flat major, Op. 65, No. 4, mvt 1 Felix Mendelssohn Program Staff
Cynthia Ashley—Parish Nurse; Ann
Today’s Acolytes are Marty and Bonnie Carlson Green J. Carlson—Dignity Center; Kevin
Dahlen—Koinonia Manager; Andrew
Hackett—Organist; Kristyn Ebert—
The Sanctuary flowers for this Sunday are given in loving Shared Ministry/Outreach; Jack
Fistler—Legacy Giving; William H.
memory of Cleon Anderson and Scott by Jim, Mark, and Nancy. Mathis—Music & Fine Arts; Mary
Martin—Dignity Center Volunteers;
WELCOME GUESTS! We are glad you are here! Our hope is that Dana Neuhauser—Children’s
you have a meaningful worship experience this morning that helps Ministries; Daniel Pederson—
Communications
you live your life in the way of Christ. In order to get to know you
better, we invite you to sign the Fellowship Pad at the end of your Twin Cities
pew and to join us for a free breakfast downstairs. (Just let the Breakfast Host know
Superintendent
Elizabeth Lopez
you are a guest or find your free breakfast card in the Welcome Bags that are hanging
Minnesota
at either entrance). If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. We welcome Area Bishop
new insights, new questions, and new people! Sally Dyck
Weekday Events Get Involved … Volunteer … Donate
Thursday Bible Study: 11:00 AM to April Hunger Offering: supports the Consider being an Acoltye! We’ll
12:00 noon in the Longfellow Liberia Integrated Crop provide training and answer your
Room, began a new study March 31 and Pest Management questions. If interested or curious,
on Jesus’ Apostles. New members Project. (LICPMAP), an call Becky Monson, 612-239-0551,
are always welcome. Chris Jackson UMCOR effort started or Linda Wilkins, 612-597-6200,
is the group leader. in 2006 by 18 women co-Captains of the Acolyte Team.
Job Support Group: April 11, 25 and 7 men. LICPMAP Ukrainian Easter Eggs sale in Carlson
from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. This group is currently has 16 beehives and plans Hall one more Sunday, April 17.
for people who are worried about a to increase this to about 40 before Thank you to all who have made
current job or transitioning to a end of 2011. Place your contribution purchases already, we are grateful
new career. Leslie Philmon, group in the Collection Envelope. Please for your support of the Russian
facilitator, has 16 years experience be generous. Ministries of our Church. Please
as a career coach. We Can Help: If you want to know stop and see the wonderful artful
The Science & Faith Roundtable: If eggs recently shipped over from the
more about things, Steeple People
you’re interested in how science Ukraine by Katia Popp, one of our
can help. How about the arts and
and religion can be partners in the Russia Partnership members!
theater; health and religion; travel?
quest for truth, this group may be The VLN Brief Legal Services Clinic
Steeple People can help. We have
for you! Apr. 28: Christology and at the Dignity Center is in need of a
one of the best used book shops
Science by F. LeRon Shults. Friday morning legal clinic assistant,
around, and with rapid turnover,
9-noon. For this non-lawyer position
Men’s Bible Fellowship. At 7:00 on there is always something new! For
a legal background is helpful, but
Friday mornings a group of men $1.00 you can try a new author or
not necessary. The clinic assistant
gather for Bible study, conversation find out where to eat when you are orients the volunteer lawyer of the
and fellowship. All men are invited in Paris. day to the clinic, and assists with
to attend this lively discussion. Volunteer for the English Tea to file maintenance, client interviews
benefit Emma Norton Services, and follow-up services requested
Foundation 1:00 PM, Thursday, May 5. Help by the attorney. Contact Muria
Scholarship needed for food prep, guides and Kruger muriak@yahoo.com or 651-
servers. Contact Susan_mattison@ 226-0471.
Applications yahoo.com. Reserve a table with
The Hennepin Foundation is awarding Vivian LaRock at 651-235-2241 or
scholarships for the 2011-12 school vivtea@gmail.com.
year (in amounts up to $3,000 for Community Meals: Our next meal is Deadline for the May edition of
one year at a time). All persons will on May 1st, but that doesn’t mean the !nSpire Newsletter is 10:00
be considered, but applicants fitting were not busy! We’re planning the AM, Thursday, April 21. Please
certain criteria will receive strongest menu, ordering the food, shopping
consideration. Criteria and applications send information to Daniel at
for 4,000 pounds of Second Harvest
are available at the church front desk, goods, and buying socks/underwear
Spire@haumc.org, go online to
or please contact Tara at 612-435- and toiletries. Thanks to our donors HennepinChurch.org and click
1331, or Tara@haumc.org. Deadline who help us to care for our grateful “Share Your Story” or leave at
for submission is May 6, 2011. guests. the church, Attn: Daniel.

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Lent 2011: Feeding Hungry Hearts


Daniel Pederson. Keeping your
note to 50 words helps out a lot!
PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011 MONDAY, APRIL 18
9:00 AM Dignity—Open
11:30 AM Dignity Center Training
8:30 - 9:00 HOLY COMMUNION BORDER CHAPEL 7:00 PM Job Support Group
8:30 - 12:30 Coffee Fellowship Carlson Hall
8:45 - 12:30 Nursery / Child Care Rooms 101 & 103 TUESDAY, APRIL 19
8:30 AM Library Committee
9:00 - 10:00 SACRED JOURNEY ART GALLERY
1:30 AM Stretch and Smile
9:30 - 10:30 FESTIVAL WORSHIP SANCTUARY 6:00 PM Foundation Board
9:30 - 10:30 Sunday School for Grades 7-12 Church of Youth 6:30 PM Global Outreach
9:30 - 11:00 Confirmation (Sixth Grade) Parsonage Basement 6:30 PM Multigenerational Committee
9:45 - 10:45 Sunday School Education Wing 7:00 PM Finance Committee
Preschool Age 3 Room 105 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
Pre-K Room 1/3 9:00 AM Dignity Center—Open
Kindergarten Room 5/7 9:30 AM Knotty Quilters
First Grade Room 4/6 1:00 PM Recyclers
Second Grade Room 8 6:30 PM Shared Ministries
7:00 PM Sr. High Girls’ Book Club
Third Grade Room 201
Fourth Grade Room 203 MAUNDY THURSDAY, APRIL 21
Fifth Grade Room 205 11:00 AM Thursday Bible Study
10:30 - 12:00 Seeds of Celebration Harrison Room 3:00 PM Labyrinth
7:00 PM Maundy Thursday Worship
10:30 - 12:30 Breakfast at Hennepin Social Hall
7:00 PM Third Thursday Forum
11:00 - 12:00 MANY VOICES BORDER CHAPEL
11:00 - 12:00 Covenant Discipleship Group Room 202 GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 22
11:00 - 12:00 Journey Rehearsal Choir Room 7:00 AM Men’s Bible Fellowship
11:00 - 12:00 Peace Through Justice Forum Art Gallery 9:00 AM Dignity Center—Open
10:00 AM Alanon
11:30 - 12:30 Retreat Steering Committee Conference Room 12:00 PM Good Friday Worship
4:00 - 6:00 Singing in the Light Art Gallery 7:00 PM Good Friday Worship
5:00 - 6:00 SUNDAY AT FIVE BORDER CHAPEL
5:00 - 7:00 UMYF Church of Youth EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 24
7:30 - 8:30 Music at Hennepin: Passion Concert Sanctuary 7:00 AM Sunrise Service
9:30 & 11 AM Festival Worship

HENNEPIN CHURCH
We are a Caring Community

Easter Lilies and Music


Remember and honor those you love with contributions to Easter lilies and PASTORAL CARE: Please notify the
music by TODAY. Contributions provide lilies to Hennepin’s homebound church office if you, a family member
members and our families who experienced a loss in their immediate family, or an other church member are
or sponsor special instrumental music Easter Sunday. Your memorials or experiencing illness, hospitalization,
or another need for pastoral care.
honorariums will be listed in the special insert to our Easter programs. Use
CONGREGATIONAL JOYS AND CONCERNS
this form or contribute at HennepinChurch.org/giving/contribute “A Ministry
are posted each week in the Pastoral
of My Choosing.” Please attach this form with your gift. Make checks Care section on the kiosk in Carlson
payable to HAUMC. putting “Easter Lilies” or “Easter Music” in the memo line. Hall. Greeting cards for members in
Lily ($15 per plant) in memory of: need of cheer are available to sign at
the reception desk near the East Entry.
Lily ($15 per plant) in honor of: PACEM SINGERS are available to sing
to Hennepin members and friends
Music (any amount) in memory of: bringing comfort of favorite hymns
and songs to your surroundings.
Music (any amount) in honor of: DOWNTOWN GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP:
www.mplsgriefsupport.com. Saturday
mornings Jan. 1—April 30, 2011 at St.
Your Name: Phone: Olaf Catholic Church, 215 South 8th
Street, Minneapolis. April 23: Topic is
Questions? Ask Tara at 612-435-1331 or at Tara@haumc.org. Creativity and Grief.
RELEVANT INCLUSIVE BEAUTIFUL
Peace SPIRE BRUNCH
Through TO FEATURE
OLGA VISO
Nurture
Justice
Forum
Nature
On Saturday May 14,
7:00 PM, April 21 10:00 AM to 12 noon,
the Hennepin Foundation and Board
Ragui Assaad, professor at Humphrey of Trustees will hold the annual Spire
Institute of Public Affairs presents
“The Youth Revolutions in the Middle
Brunch, honoring donors who give
beyond the annual pledge. All church
Self
East and North Africa: Where do we members are welcome! Olga Viso,
go from Here?” He will compare the director of the Walker Art Center is Spring Retreat
countries already affected, or likely to the speaker, and brunch follows the at Koinonia
be affected, by the change underway program. Make your reservation by Registration has begun for a different
and seek to draw insights about future May 2. Call the church receptionist kind of weekend retreat at Koinonia.
developments. Presented by Hennepin at 612-871-5303. Transportation and Three different groups will be holding
Peace Through Justice Committee. childcare available. More information individual retreats the first weekend
is in your April !nSpire newsletter. in May, but making their programs
A Hopeful open to all. The focus of these two-
How Parking Can plus days will be on experiencing and
Earth Equal Hospitality appreciating the natural beauty inside
May 1, 8, 15 and around us all. The deadline for
at 11:00 AM At Hennepin, we like to reserve the
registration is May 1. Registration
east parking lot for first-time visitors,
Join in for a study of forms and information available in
families with young
Bishop Sally Dyck and Carlson Hall today.
children, and people
niece Sarah Erhman’s who have limited
book. Bob Janssen leads the study of mobility or need Grab your friends
this provocative and fun book. If you assistance. Instead of and head to Dignity
are interested in being a part of this driving around the Center concert
class, please register at the reception block looking for parking every week,
desk. Books are $7.00. Checks may 7:30 PM
we encourage all people to take
be made payable to HAUMC. advantage of the 600 spaces in the April 30
Walker Parking Ramp across the
Soul Café street. The ushers and front desk
Loving and Listening receptionists have vouchers for you to
use with your parking ticket, or you
Soul Cafe returns for another evening can choose to contribute $1. Climate-
of poetry and jazz. You are invited to controlled, covered from weather,
a to a celebration of life as sending and just a short walk across Hennepin/
out and taking in, paying attention Lyndale, the ramp will give you easy
and offering up. This is also how access to everything you need here at
good jazz is played. May 1 at 7:00 the church. Be hospitable and selfish Get ready to dance in your seat as the
PM in the Art Gallery join Steve Blons, at the same time: park in the ramp! Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus and
guitar; Daryl Boudreaux, drums; Hennepin Chime present a benefit
Laura Caviani, piano; Lucia Newell, Grief Support concert for the Dignity Center at 7:30
vocals; PM, Saturday, April 30 at HAUMC.
Group These ensembles will treat you to a
B r a d
Holden, The Spring/Summer session of the diverse program, from sassy Latino
Downtown Coalition for Grief Support classics to inspirational favorites. The
sax; Jay
will be at Plymouth Congregational concert is free with a suggested
Young,
Church May 7 - August 27. The group donation of $25 per person; donate
Bass.
meets Saturdays, 9:30 - 11:30 AM. $100 or more for special perks.
Go to: mplsgriefsupport.com or call Details are at HennepinChurch.org
612-317-3454 for more information. or 612-871-5303.