Dear Church,
 
Last weekend LOTS of college graduations were taking place virtually, and we are particularly proud of the young people who grew up in this church who are 2020 graduates: Taylor Kuechle, Nick Davis, Ariana Lopez and Erin Oberle! More information about their next steps in life will come out in the June Communicator, but do reach out with your congratulations to them, as this is a strange transition for them in our COVID-19 world.

This weekend we are turning our attention to the space on the top floor of our church building that we are renting to Connections Ministry. We will be blessing the space – virtually – and will prepare it for the work that needs to be done by Connections staff. Join us at 10:00 am on Sunday for that Service of Blessing! 

As this cold snap thaws into some beautiful 70 degree spring weather, I hope you are enjoying your patios and porches, backyards and gardens, as we continue to keep our neighbors safe, healthy and six feet apart. Boy, I miss you all SO much! I hope you feel the prayers I am heaping on all of your hearts and lives and loved ones! 

Peace be yours,
Pastor Lindsay

PASTORAL CARE UPDATE – Dixie Johnson 
Please click HERE for Dixie’s obituary. Tentative plans for a celebration of her life are being made for late summer/early fall and will be shared when confirmed.

COFFEE HOUR ZOOM
Mark your calendar for our next Church Coffee Hour! It’s coming up on Sunday, May 24 at 11:00 am. Get your coffee and donuts, and click the link below so we can catch up with one another. It was so good to see so many of you last time! Let’s gather again, and please encourage a friend to join in!
Click on the ZOOM link HERE.
Meeting ID: 854 1759 7756
Password: 727625

FLOWER FUND
Church flowers are not being purchased at this time as they normally were. However, our friends at Becky’s Floral are willing to deliver Sunday flowers for us again to some of our beloved that are isolated these days. If you would like to contribute to the flower fund, please make your check out to the church and include “flower fund” in the memo (or in the memo line in your online giving). Bouquet + delivery is $30.

VOLUNTEER/DONATION OPPORTUNITIES
Check this LINK from the Mankato United Way and see how you can help and serve our local community during this time.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL IS ON ZOOM
This is a great time to try out Adult Sunday School! 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.

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.