Dear Friends,


I write to give you an assignment before joining your church family in worship this Sunday, April 15. Before you come to church Sunday morning, please spend a few minutes looking at your hands. Consider them. Think about them. And, if you're so inclined, do the same with your feet, too. What stories do they tell? I know this might seem odd, but it's biblical. Well, sort of. Our primary text this Sunday is Luke 24:36b-48. In this passage, Jesus confirms his identity not by asking his friends to look at his face or into his eyes, but by having them look at his hands and feet. Why would he do that? What might his hands and feet say about him? What might our hands and feet say about us? I've heard it said that we, as people of faith, are the only hands and feet Jesus has in this world. What do our hands and feet say about us? This is what we'll explore when we gather in worship this Sunday morning. In addition, our Band will lead us in a couple terrific songs, and our Choir will sing the beautiful My Savior Loves Me. I do hope you'll join us.


A few more things: Some of our Boards meet tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday, April 11, at either 4:30 or 5:30. Our Women's Group meets for coffee and conversation at the Holiday Inn on Saturday morning, April 14, at 9:00. All women of the congregation are warmly invited to join the group. This Sunday afternoon, April 15, we're having our Conversations with Neighbors event at the United Methodist Church. We'll be discussing the book A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota. This discussion will begin at 2:00 and will wrap up no later than 4:00. I warmly invite you to join us if you can.

Grace and Peace,

Rev. Mark


The Congregational United Church of Christ
P. O. Box 642
Detroit Lakes, MN  56502

Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief.

Do justly now. Love mercy now. Walk humbly now.

You are not obligated to complete the work,

but neither are you free to abandon it.

 ~ The Talmud



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