The staff and leadership of Minnehaha Communion Lutheran church have, at the direction of the the Minnesota Department of Health, the office of the Governor, and the CDC, made the decision to suspend the use of our physical building for all community members. Our ministry will take on a new form through other means of live streams, phone calls, and increased community connection. The staff will continue to check in at the physical building and day-to-day operations will continue. The mission of Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church does not stop. It will continue in new ways that will continue to deepen our relationships with God and one another. We will all be learning together through this new process, so we ask for your patience and continued support as we explore this new reality.
Below are the opportunities for connection during the week!
Holy Week Worship Schedule
Maundy Thursday Worship – Thursday, April 9 at 7 pm A multi-sensory worship experience to mark the end of Lent and the beginning of the vigil of Easter. You are invited to gather around your table at home, just as Jesus did with his disciples for the Last Supper, and participate in an act of service with hand or foot washing with your household. We remember Christ’s last meal with his disciples, but the central focus is his commandment that we live out the promise of love embodied. As Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, so we are called to give and receive love in humble service to one another.
Good Friday Worship –Friday, April 10 at 7 pm Standing with the disciples at the foot of the cross, we pray for the whole world in the ancient bidding prayer, as Christ’s death offers life to all. We gather in solemn devotion, but always with the promise that the tree around which we assemble is indeed a tree of life.
Easter Morning Worship – Sunday, April 12 at 9:45 am Celebrate the Risen Messiah! Flowers that were ordered will adorn our sanctuary and special music will appear. This is the day the Lord has made! Christ is risen, and through him all creation is made new! Christ’s resurrection truly brings life to everyone. We sing hymns of praise, gather around sacred words, and proclaim God’s faithfulness, power, and love.
There are two different ways to experience worship.
Please note that sound and video quality are limited to and impacted by the following: the equipment that we have access to, the equipment you are using, the stability of the internet connection both on our end and your end, and the functionality of the Facebook and conference call medium. We have heard your feedback and have made some adjustments to do the best we can with the equipment we have. We greatly appreciate your patience and support as we all learn how to do this together.
Monday Kid Time with Richard and Joanna
Every Monday from 1:00-1:30 pm kids are invited to join us in a special video chat so you can see and talk to us and all your Sunday School friends! We will sing, read Bible stories, play games, have special show-and-tell and share some fun crafts and activities you can do on your days at home.
Tuesdays at Two (2 pm), is a musical offering from our organist Richard Duncan and facilitated by our Deacon Sue Arens. Featuring familiar and well-loved hymns which you can hear from the comfort of your own home! The hour will feature hymns, a bit of background on the pieces, and an opportunity to request hymns as well.
Join via conference call (audio only) Call 1-605-475-3235, enter the access code 639776#, then a voice will ask you to press 1 to confirm the code, at that time press 1. If you are able, please mute yourself during this phone call to limit ambient noises for others.
Wednesday Lent Reflections
Service of the Word at 10:30 am
Hear this service via conference call (audio only) Call 1-605-475-3235, enter the access code 639776#, then a voice will ask you to press 1 to confirm the code, at that time press 1. If you are able, please mute yourself during this phone call to limit ambient noises for others.
Thursdays at Noon
Join Pastor Dan and Pastor Sally on a Zoom (visual and audio) to connect as a community through prayer, scripture and checking in with one another. The hope is that by having it at noon, those that are working will be able to join over your lunch break.
Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church is a community of Christians committed to offering a sanctuary from the troubles of life. We believe that Christ’s love is for all people and we welcome people accordingly, without exception and without pretense. We believe the church should be the first place, not the last place, where people can bring their concerns. We seek to understand God and ourselves through relationships, experiences and space.
By working together, we have discovered that hospitality is a key ingredient in valuing all of God’s creation. We show hospitality best when we welcome, accept, and care for others openly and unconditionally, just as God cares for us. It is in these relational opportunities where we all can experience hope, healing and wholeness. Our fellowship is committed to reaching out to the surrounding community and serving Christ by serving others.
Children are an essential part of the worshiping community and accept that their behavior often reflects their emotions. Having a community where children feel secure and supported allows children to grow in resiliency while they experience love and acceptance.
We value Radical Hospitality, Real Relationships, and Responsive Worship.