What’s for supper?

Here at United Church, we are proud of our tradition of holding a free community supper on the third Friday of every month. We strongly believe that this is a meaningful and important service to our community. And we think that our town is feeling that way, too.

How is this for evidence? I just took a phone call here at the church. The caller asked if we know what is on the menu for the Third Friday Community Supper. In June.

While I couldn’t answer that question, I can state with complete confidence that if you join us this month, on May 18, you will be served chicken pot pie, fruit, cake and ice cream and a beverage.

Dinner is served from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 18. See you there!

YOU ARE INVITED

YOU ARE INVITED:
Two Harbors Baccalaureate Service for the Class of 2018
Sponsored by all area congregations

Sunday May 20th, 7:00 PM
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 601 4th Ave
Before the Party Comes the Blessing

What’s a Baccalaureate Ceremony?

This special event is as important as the graduation ceremony.

Graduation Ceremonies are about caps and gowns and handshakes and recognition for achievements – but in addition, Two Harbors has marked graduation with a religious service to focus on your personal growth and your calling in life.

Commencement is the main event – but Baccalaureate focuses on the meaning and values behind it all.

Come to bless the youth of our community
as they take the leap into adulthood.

Aloha

Greetings Friends~

For those of you who were unable to attend the Hawaiian/Aloha Spirit service (and those who did) here’s an excerpt from the message. Enjoy!

Aloha is the power of God seeking to unite what is separated in the world – the power that unites heart with heart, soul with soul, life with life, culture with culture, race with race, nation with nation. Aloha is the power that can reunite when a quarrel has brought separation.

Aloha is the power that reunites individuals with themselves when they become separated from the image of God within. When a Person or a People live in the spirit of Aloha, they live in the spirit of God. Aloha consists of this attitude of heart, above negativism, above legalism. It is the unconditional desire to promote the true good of other people in a friendly spirit, out of a sense of kinship. Aloha seeks to do good, with no conditions attached. We do not do good only to those who do good to us. One of the sweetest things about the love of God; about Aloha, is that it welcomes the stranger and seeks his and her good. A person who has the spirit of Aloha loves even when the love is not returned.

And such is the love of God. Aloha does not exploit a people or keep them in ignorance and subservience. Rather, it shares the sorrows and joys of people. It seeks to promote the true good of others. Today, one of the deepest needs of humankind is the need to feel a sense of kinship, one with another. Truly all humankind belongs together. From the beginning, all humankind has been called into being, nourished, watched over by the love of God. The real Golden Rule is Aloha. This is the way of life we shall affirm. Let us affirm forever what we really are – for Aloha is the spirit of God at work in you and in me and in the world, uniting what is separated, overcoming darkness and death, bringing new light and life to all who sit in the darkness of fear, guiding the feet of humankind into the way of peace.

Peace;

 

 

Pastor Paula