Pastor's Periodic Pondering  
by Pastor Josh Nelson

You are getting this week's pondering a day early because we just finished creating a new, fun, stewardship video and we're eager to promote it - and yes, you read that right, I used "fun" and "stewardship" in the same sentence!  There are two big glass containers in our narthex hallway that have beans in them and in order to explain what we're up to, we made this video.  The whole idea started back at January's Annual Meeting when we used beans to explain our church budget.  So here now, a video for your consideration with thanks to my partners on staff who helped create it.
(click HERE to view) 
Writers, Ad-libbers, and On-Air Talent: 
Kris Spangrud and Josh Nelson

Directed, Filmed, Produced, and Edited by: 
Andie Rydberg

Remember, this Sunday begins our journey through Holy Week with Palm Sunday.  Let's see each other in church to walk through the Passion of our Lord.

- Pastor Josh


O.W.L. Easter Egg Hunt on March 31 at 10am
(Only with Littles-events for families with children under age 6)
Bring 12 filled plastic eggs for every child you bring who will be searching for eggs and take back 12 new ones. We will have a light lunch, some crafts and also be assembling the "Happy Wheels" bags for Ronald McDonald House. Email Teri Burns if you are coming, just for a rough head count.
MN UNITED: Soccer 
Join us for Faith and Family Day at the MN United game against the San Jose Earthquakes, Saturday, May 12 @ 1pm. Before the game, CEO Chris Wright will talk about his faith with more than 30 churches who are participating in this event! Discounted tickets are $20 each. We will have lower level seats. Sign up on the kiosk or online by April 15th. Talk to Kim with questions. Fun for the whole family! GOOOOAL!
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