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WORD for the Week for May 13, 2018
Seventh Sunday of Easter

Weekend closure of I-94, Hennepin Avenue/Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis scheduled for May 4-7

ROSEVILLE, Minn. - Interstate 94 in Minneapolis, between Interstate 394 and Interstate 35W, is scheduled to close from 10 p.m. Friday, May 4 until 5 a.m. Monday, May 7. In addition, Hennepin Avenue/Lyndale Avenue between Dunwoody Boulevard and Oak Grove Street, near Loring Park, will be closed during the same time.
The closures are needed to repair and paint the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge, the pedestrian bridge over I-94 between the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Loring Park.  To continue repairs and painting, two additional weekend closures for the same stretch of I-94 and Hennepin Avenue/Lyndale Avenue are scheduled for May 11-14 and May 18-21. Restoring the bridge's wooden deck will continue into August.
MnDOT has set detours for the closures:
  • For the eastbound I-94 detour from I-394, motorists can take northbound Highway 100, before the I-394/I-94 junction, to eastbound Interstate 694, to southbound I-35W and then to southbound Highway 280 to I-94.
  • For the eastbound I-94 detour from I-694/I-94, motorists can take eastbound I-694, to southbound I-35W and then to southbound Hwy 280 to I-94.
  • For the westbound I-94 detour, motorists can go northbound on Hwy 280, before the I-94/I-35W junction, to northbound I-35W and then to westbound I-694 to I-94.
  • For the westbound I-94 detour from northbound I-35W, motorists can continue on northbound I-35W and then to westbound I-694 to I-94.
  • For the westbound I-94 detour from southbound I-35W, motorists can take southbound I-35W, to westbound Highway 62, to northbound Highway 100, and then will need to go eastbound on I-694 to the East River Road exit loops to access westbound I-694 to I-94.
  • For northbound Hennepin Avenue/Lyndale Avenue, motorists can go eastbound on Franklin Avenue to northbound First Avenue South and continue on Marquette Avenue, and then to take a left onto 11th Street South to Hennepin Avenue, or continue on 11th Street South and then take a left on Glenwood Avenue to Lyndale Avenue.
  • For southbound Hennepin Avenue/Lyndale Avenue from I-94, motorist can take a left onto Hennepin Avenue, then a right on 12th Street South and then take a right onto LaSalle Avenue to westbound Franklin Avenue to Lyndale Avenue, or continue on Franklin Avenue to Hennepin Avenue.
This work is part of the I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center project, a maintenance and restoration project for a nine-mile stretch of I-94 between Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis and Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center. In 2017, MnDOT resurfaced nine miles of freeway and repaired almost 50 bridges and the Lowry Tunnel. 2018 is the second and final year of the project.   www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/i94brooklyncntr
Please plan ahead, know your route and check 511 and the project web site for updates:  www.511mn.org   

Come and Worship!

WORD for Sabbath Beginnings | 8am Border Chapel 

Worship Leader:  Rev. Dwight Haberman

Holy Communion: This information was originally set for May 6... "Gathering at the table for bread and wine has been an essential practice in Christianity from its beginning and continues to be celebrated as the primary Christian sacrament...The meanings of the Eucharist are extra ordinarily rich. The Eucharist is about food, shared food, and inclusivity, it is about becoming one with Christ and one in Christ, it is about spiritual food for the journey; and it is about participating in Jesus' passion for a different kind of world." Marcus Borg

WORD for Sacred Journey | 8:30am Art Gallery
Scripture Text: Matthew 6:5-13 (NRSV)

Reflection: "When we pray this prayer, we are praying for what Jesus was passionate about...for what God is passionate about." Marcus Borg uses these words to describe The Lord's Prayer in his book Speaking Christian. This week we will look at Matthew 6:5-13, one of the versions of the Lord's Prayer found in the scriptures. We will also celebrate the baptism of Forrest Frederick Bennett-Holveck and hold his family and him in our prayers.

What does the Lord's Prayer mean to you (line by line)? Are there things about this prayer that surprise you? What it says; what it doesn't say? Is this a prayer that is necessary for every worship service?

WORD for Traditional Worship | 10am Sanctuary 

Scripture Text: Luke 11:1-4 (NRSV)

Preaching: Rev. Judy Zabel

Reflection: Speaking Christian: The Lord's Prayer
How often have you prayed The Lord's Prayer and stopped and wondered, "What did I really pray?" What are we really saying when we pray this world-wide prayer? What do you think was Jesus' goal in teaching this prayer to his disciples?

Copper Street Brass and the Sanctuary Choir will be with us THIS SUNDAY at 10:00am! 

For the Children: We're exploring The Lord's Prayer in worship on Sunday. Have you said this prayer? You probably have, you may even have it memorized. Can you say it right now? If you took all the churches in the world, You'd probably find out it's the most popular prayer we have! Why do you think it's so popular? What's your favorite part? Is there a part you don't understand? Find someone you trust who you can ask about it.

Podcast Ministry

Subscribe ( iTunes), stream, or download Sacred Journey & Traditional Worship sermons.

Worship Bulletin Archive

The Bible is in your hands...

You're invited to "dig deeper." Here are a handful of resources:

Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church resources:
Worship Bulletins | online archive of HAUMC worship bulletins
Podcast Ministry | HAUMC Sacred Journey and Traditional Worship sermon podcasts
Devotional Ministry | HAUMC seasonal daily devotional ministry
The Life Mosaic | Rev. Nate Melcher's blog about faithful, creative, intentional living
Pause | Rev. Sally Johnson's blog about the contemplative spiritual journey

Scripture exegesis and commentary resources:
Bible Gateway | the Bible in hundreds of translations (NRSV, CEB, The Message, etc.)
BibleHub | parse out the original Hebrew (OT) and Greek (NT)
Enter the Bible | historical/cultural context for each book of the Bible from Luther Seminary
Oxford Biblical Studies | historical/cultural context for each book of the Bible from Oxford
Working Preacher | read and listen to lectionary commentary from Luther Seminary faculty

Art and Music resources:
Art in the Christian Tradition | The Jean and Alexander Heard Divinity Library at Vanderbilt
Hymnary | a resource for both modern and traditional worship music and hymns
Sing for Joy | a worship music and hymn resource from St. Olaf College


Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
511 Groveland | Minneapolis, MN 55403 
612.871.5303  |  spire@haumc.org  |   hennepinchurch.org