Beginning April 11, 2021 - Sunday Morning Worship will be held weekly at 8:15 A.M.
Blooming Grove United Methodist Church
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

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Appointment of Pastor Kathy King - effective 6/30/2019


See attached announcement/welcome/introduction. 




June 2021 - Message From Pastor Kathy King


"Our Prairie Lakes Parish Year of Focus on Kindness"  


Colossians 3:15 NIV
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Our final Sunday in May, we celebrated Memorial Day and Trinity Sunday. Now we put away the White and Red altar cloths as we move into our Ordinary Time or the time after Pentecost. For many of us, it is a time we think of as the days of Summer. Do we really enjoy “the lazy days of summer” (as the old Nat King Cole song lyrics went) or do we find ourselves even busier with vacations and activities like summer ball and swimming?

However we fill our summer days, we can live in the peace of Christ as we read in Colossians 3 as we go about our lives. When we trust God to watch over us, we are assured that we are joining the members of the one body of Christ—the Church. As a parish family, we have opportunities to join together to walk alongside one another on our faith journeys. Our Book Study group is having good discussions about social and racial justice. On Thursday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m. until 8:30, we have an opportunity to join Susan Mullin (Deacon) for a discussion regarding Line 3. If you would like to join in the discussion but have questions, contact Cindy Saufferer—our parish Deaconess candidate. Cindy has a heart for justice.

Our parish has a new opportunity beginning June 10, 2021 as we join at the Half-Pint Brewery to consider our faith in a new way of enjoying fellowship. The Half-Pint Brewery has craft beer for those who enjoy a beer, root beer for those who like a lighter drink, and pizza can be ordered from the Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm if you’d like something to eat at that time. We will begin at 6:00 p.m. and try to wrap up by 7:15 or 7:30. We will plan on once a month unless those joining would like to gather twice a month. It will be a question for those gathering. (For more information, see the article located on the insert page.)

Our time of pandemic taught us that we can try new things. Our online service became a new ministry when we could not gather in our sanctuaries. People were willing to try something new. Our Bible-Talk and Beer evenings may be a new way of reaching out to those who are willing to try new experiences. All are welcome to join us. If you have questions, contact me at 507-382-2483.

Know I am thankful for you and you are in my prayers always as we walk our faith journeys together. I pray God’s rich blessings on your summer of 2021.

Live kindness!