Dear Friends,


I extend a warm invitation to you to join your church family as we gather in worship this Sunday, June 3. Joy Johnson, our Seminary Student, will be our guest preacher. She's decided to focus us on the suggested lectionary text for the day -- Mark 2:23-3:6. Among other aspects, she plans to draw our attention to "people worshiping the law instead of doing what is right for humanity." While this seems to be the case in this passage, in which Jesus is criticized for not keeping the commandment to obey the Sabbath, Joy will share a 21st-century angle on this story. She's calling the sermon Unchaining God's Love. I'm really looking forward to hearing her. In addition, our Band will lead us in a couple terrific songs, and The Congo Brass will join us. These meaningful musical aspects always add so much to our worship experience. I hope to see you here at church this Sunday morning.


Lastly, it's the start of a new month, so our Men's Club will meet for breakfast at the Holiday Inn at 8:00 this Saturday morning, June 2. All men of the church encouraged to join us.

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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