Dear Church,
 
We are almost at the end of this Bright week in the life of the Church! It is the good news that “Christ is Risen!” that should be our help and hope each and every day as we embark on these 50 days of Easter. Coming up this Sunday, we are going to dip our toes in a longstanding tradition in many churches the Sunday after Easter called “Holy Humor Sunday” – coming from the notion that Jesus tricked the Devil and all sin and death by rising again and granting us the gift of new life. All powers of darkness are named foolish, and we embrace, whole-heartedly, God’s gift of laughter. SO, we want to hear from you! Bring on your jokes, your hymn parodies, reasons and rhymes that can bring lightness and brightness to the Church in the world this day. Bailey and I are posting what you send us, so bring it on! There is no such thing as too many moments of laughter this week.

Speaking of laughter, I cannot wait to see your faces for CHURCH COFFEE HOUR via ZOOM at 11:00 am on Sunday. If you don’t know how to use ZOOM yet, email Bailey, educator@fpcmankato.org or me, pastor@fpcmankato.org and we’d be delighted to help you. Info below, but do fill your coffee cup, grab a doughnut, and join us for a time of sharing, laughing and delighting in being together – virtually.

Peace be yours, dear ones,
Pastor Lindsay

COFFEE HOUR ZOOM! BYOCD (Bring your own coffee & doughnuts!)
Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 11:00 am
Register in advance:
https://zoom.us/j/370246892?pwd=M2I3ZnNxTk0zVWVlNWxPQnkrQXkrQT09
Meeting ID: 370 246 892
Password: 360860

PRAYER ZOOM hosted by Pastor Lindsay
Wednesdays at 5:30 pm 

Register in advance: 
https://zoom.us/…/regist…/tZEkfuigpjgrMhZ2i1DF6Tl4gWGnZD50GQ
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Then you can simply join with Pastor Lindsay each Wednesday night for the next month as we pray for the needs of our community, each other, and the world.

THANK YOU to all of you who purchased Easter Flowers!
Since we could not enjoy them in the church, Becky’s Flowers is delivering remaining flowers to nursing homes and rehab centers to brighten the days of people in those spaces around town and away from loved ones. If you missed it last week, click HERE for a list of the donors and flower remembrances!

JOIN US SUNDAY MORNINGS  FOR WORSHIP ON FACEBOOK LIVE!
Remember to join us LIVE each Sunday at facebook.com/FPCmankato for worship with Pastor Lindsay at 10:00 am, Puppet Story Time with Bailey at 10:20 am and Music with Ben at 10:30 am. If you are unable to watch live, you can always access recordings of all of the above at fpcmankato.org/virtualchurch.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL IS ON ZOOM
This is a great time to try out Adult Sunday School! Please join us – we can’t wait to see you Sunday mornings at 8:30! Register in advance for the Sunday School Zoom meeting HERE. Once you’ve registered, watch for a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.