Dear Friends,

I warmly invite you to bundle up and join us for today's Bible Study. We gather at noon on Tuesdays in our Priscilla Room and work our way through Luke's Gospel. Please enter through the north door, bring your lunch if you wish, and join us for as many sessions as you can. It's a terrific group.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14, our Board for Stewardship will meet at 4:30 and our Church Council will meet at 5:30.
This Sunday, November 18, we'll gather in worship around the familiar (and troubling) passage found in Mark 13:1-8. As Jesus and his friends leave the Temple someone admires the huge stones that comprise the walls that surround them, and the huge buildings that comprise the Temple itself. Jesus responds to this admiration by talking about the complete destruction of the Temple. He talks about the end. In perhaps typical Jesus fashion, while talking about the end he simultaneously talks about the beginning. I'm trying to make some sense of this. I'm not quite sure what to say about it at this point, but I do have a sermon title: The Beginning. This will be our focus. In addition, on Sunday morning our Band will lead us in a couple wonderful songs and our Choir will sing the beautiful Many Gifts, One Spirit. Please join us.
Following worship our Youth Dessert Auction will happen in Fellowship Hall. This is always a fun and delicious time. I hope to see you here.

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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