Updated Directory

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A new Friends of Living Spirit directory has been printed and is available in the gathering area on Sundays in September. If you don’t make it in (or forget to take a copy), you may call or e-mail the church office and request that one be sent to you. Please specify in the e-mail whether you would like a paper copy mailed to your house or an electronic copy (PDF) e-mailed to you.

As always, if you have changes or corrections to your directory information, you can report them here.

Rally Day

Sunday, September 8  |  10:30 am worship, picnic lunch after worship

Kids are getting ready to go back to school, people are enjoying a few last weekends at the cabin, and it’s time to return to our regular church schedule. We kick-off the program year with a celebratory worship and picnic on September 8. Church council will provide hot dogs, beans, and chips for the picnic. Please consider bringing a salad or dessert to share. There will also be games and activities for intergenerational fun.

Rally day also means that Sunday Breakfast, Igniting our Faith, and Children’s Church will resume on September 15.

Update from Katie

[Ed. note: Katie served as a pastoral intern at Living Spirit during the 2018-2019 academic year.]

Hi Living Spirit!

Thank you so much for the ways you helped to celebrate my graduation and supported me through my internship. I've really missed you. I'm glad that Richard has been able to join you a few times, he's been sharing updates when he gets home.

In July I was hired to be the director of Spiritual Outreach at First United Methodist Church - Red Wing. First UMC is a downtown congregation founded 166 years ago on the edge of a park just blocks from the Mississippi River. It was the original home of Hamline University.

My work mostly involves finding ways to strengthen connections within the church through spiritual formation groups; boosting the signal of the church in the community through events, social media and service projects; and finding ways to welcome new people into our community. I'm preaching once a month and doing some pastoral care and enjoying getting to know a new community and church.
If you come down to Red Wing to watch the fall colors hiking Barn Bluff or check out the world's largest boot at Red Wing Shoe please reach out. If I'm in town I'd love to get a coffee at Mandy's or a donut from Hanisch's (WCCO named them Minnesota's best bakery).

Sending all my love and gratitude!


New Supper Menus Available

Check it out! The menus for community supper on Wednesday evenings are now available for the rest of 2019. You can see what’s going to be served any given week by checking the calendar.

Just a reminder—our community meals are always free and open to all. We serve supper every Wednesday from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. You can expect a main, a side, beverages, and dessert, plus a lot of great conversation with both Living Spirit friends and community neighbors.

Outdoor Worship at Minnehaha Falls

Sunday, August 18  |  10:30 am  

Are you thirsting for justice in the midst of chaos and turmoil? Join us for our annual outdoor worship service at Minnehaha Falls park and listen to Pastor Suzanne explore what it means to be thirsty for justice. (Remember, there is no worship at Living Spirit this week.)

Volunteers make this service possible; even if you haven’t volunteered for a specific task, consider making conversation with guests to the service as part of our mission of hospitality.

Check out the park map and more information.


Calling All Bell Ringers!

Practices Start Wednesday, September 4  |  6:20–7:00 pm  

It’s hard to believe, but there is less than a month left before Bells of Living Spirit resumes rehearsals for the 2019-2020 ringing season. If you are interested in playing handbells, please contact Bell Director Carol Jorgenson and let her know. Whether you’re a complete beginner (no experience necessary), or an “old pro”, we need your help to fill out our roster this year so we can continue to bring our joyful music to Sunday worship.

More Information: Carol Jorgenson (if you need Carol’s contact information, e-mail the church office)