Dear Church,
 
We are preparing to celebrate Palm/Passion Sunday virtually this Sunday! 
We sent a special Palm Sunday snail mail mailing to the newsletter list, and have an explanation of what is coming in worship on our Facebook page (see below for instructions on how to connect to us). Join me this Sunday on Facebook Live at 10:00 am, or shortly after on our website, as we bear witness to the work of Christ as he enters Jerusalem to do the saving work we long to remember these days. We will also celebrate virtual communion. Find some crackers and juice, wine and bread, or whatever works for you in your house. We will partake together in a service of readings, prayer, and practice.

I look forward to leading you into Holy Week virtually this weekend.
See below for more ways to engage, pray, learn, and love on one another. Until then, take good care!  

Peace be yours, 
Pastor Lindsay
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PRAYER ZOOM hosted by Pastor Lindsay ~ Wednesday Evenings at 5:30!
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. 

REMEMBER TO “LIKE” AND FOLLOW FPC on FACEBOOK
Click here for instructions. JOIN US for Worship live every Sunday at 10:00 am with Pastor Lindsay, Story Time with Bailey at 10:25 am and Music with Ben at 10:40 am.Here is a link to the Facebook event.

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.

The church doors are closed, but the work of the church continues… 
If you usually give your money weekly in the offering plate, don’t forget to mail in your financial gifts, or connect online to give: https://www.fpcmankato.org/support/ Give in gratitude for the music, reflection, stories, and online connections that keep us being the Church in our community and around the world!

VIRTUAL FIRST FRIDAYS APRIL 3
On Friday, April 3 at 12 noon (CST) join us on Zoom for a FREE and INTERACTIVE presentation from Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium called “Ocean Life and Conservation: Sharks, Sea Turtles, Jellyfish, and Invertebrates.” This program is open to everyone and designed for all ages, so invite your friends, students, grandparents – anyone! Viewers will get up close and personal to ocean animals and be able to ask questions of the zoo’s biologists directly, all from the comfort of home.
Register in advance for this meeting HERE (recommended).

MISSION UPDATE FROM ZAMBIA
PCUSA Mission Co-workers in Zambia, Charles and Melissa Johnson, are back home and they have updates! Join us for a Zoom meeting next week on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 10:30 am (Eastern time, US & Canada) for a time of sharing with Charles and Melissa by clicking here:
https://zoom.us/j/344226635?pwd=a0R6N3VkQkRNY2JqcXNxYVdyTnRCdz09 
Meeting ID is 344 226 635; password 025508.