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WEEKLY EVENTS at First Covenant:

EVERY TUESDAY

7:00pm, First Things First, an Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting at First Covenant Church meets every Tuesday evening in Graffiti Room 101. If you have a desire to stop drinking, you are welcome.

EVERY WEDNESDAY (September to May)

9:30am Adult Bible study: II Corinthians, led by Don Pelto

3:30pm Dig Deep Bible Study (grades 9-12)

4:00pm East Side Thrive (after school program)

4:30pm Handbell Choir rehearsal

5:00pm Confirmation Journey (grades 7-8)

5:45pm Dinner for all in the Upper Fellowship Hall

6:15pm Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

Birth-age 3: nursery care

Welcoming Wednesdays:

Pre-kindergarten in Jungle Room 106

K-5th Grade in Lower Fellowship Hall

Youth Group 6-12th Grade in Grafitti and Game Rooms

Sanctuary Choir rehearsal in Choir Room

EVERY THURSDAY (September to May)

9:15-11:15am, COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY

Upper Fellowship Hall

Are you interested in studying the Bible and making new connections? Community Bible Study is an interdenominational study of the Word through at-home study questions, women’s and men’s small groups for discussion, and a weekly teaching time, September through May. We focus our studies on one or more books per church season with each study typically consisting of a half-dozen or more lessons. Our children's program is available for infants through preschool aged children with loving teachers providing care and age-appropriate Bible teaching. To register or receive more information, please contact Sharon Carlson at 651-774-1914 or smcarlson3@gmail.com. We hope you can join us!

7:00pm, Worship Team Practice

EVERY FRIDAY (September to May)

9:30am, Women’s Bible study - "7 Truths from Experiencing God" by Henry and Richard Blackaby.

FIRST SATURDAY of each month, 8am-9am

Men's Prayer Breakfast

First Covenant Church unless otherwise noted

Need encouragement? Need prayer? Need a laugh? Need a donut? Then join us each first Saturday of the month for men's prayer breakfast! Agenda:

1. eat/share/drink coffee

2. dig into God's word

3. pray in small groups

Please bring one thing to share with the group, such as juice, donuts, muffins, eggs, etc... For more information contact Pastor Touger: touger@first-covenant.org or Aaron Bryant: thebryants2@gmail.com .

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SPECIAL EVENTS:

Good Friday Concert: "For Such a One as This," by Mark Hayes. April 18, 2014, 7:00pm

First Covenant Church

A reflective evening of music with the Easter Choir, Children’s Choir, Soloists and Orchestra interspersed with nine Characters: Judas, Peter, Pontius Pilate, Simon of Cyrene, Mary, the two thieves crucified with Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and (in the conclusion to be presented at Easter Sunday worship) John, sharing their thoughts and insights on the last moments at the cross with Jesus. Free admission. For more information, see the Newsletter >here and the concert poster >here .

Devotional Yoga Returns! Wednesdays, April 23 to May 14, 6:30-7:30pm

First Covenant Church, Room 201

Devotional Yoga with instructor Jessica returns Wednesday evenings. Be refreshed as Jessica weaves devotions into yoga, connecting mind, body, and spirit. Bring a water bottle and yoga mat or borrow a mat from church.

Go Serve - Saturday, April 26, 10:00am-3:00pm

Redeemer Covenant Church, Brooklyn Park

This is a new Northwest Conference family event intended to bring families together for a shared learning and outreach opportunity. Registration deadline is Monday, April 14. Contact Donovan DeGaetano or Kara Stromberg for more information.

Looking Back to Our Roots: First Covenant is 140 Years Old! Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 10:30am

First Covenant Church of Saint Paul has had a fascinating history on the East Side. Working class Swedish Christians, who left their homes and relatives for a better future in the land of opportunity, also sought a deeper relationship with their God and their fellow Swedish immigrants. These courageous and faithful men and women called themselves "Mission Friends" and formed The Svenska Evangeliska Lutherska Missionsforsamlingen in 1874. What has changed over these 140 years? What is still the same?

By 2000, worship services had undergone an amplification revolution and First Covenant Church offered both contemporary and traditional services each Sunday morning. When Richard Voth became Minister of Music and Arts in 2005, the choir and the worship team began sharing leadership of the singing. Everything was more casual than in the past and everone dressed according to their preference for public social occasions - blue jeans and baseball caps sat next to evening gowns at every venue in the Twin Cities including First Covenant. To celebrate our church's birthday on April 27, we are inviting you to wear your tee shirt from any of the musicals, camps or other "hsitoric" FCC events, or wear clothing distinctive to your ethnic heritage - your Swedish Lucia Singer dress, Norwegian sweater, traditional Hmong costume, Latino/Hispanic style, African attire, Italian, German...

This is a festive event. Join us for a time of worship and celebration as we revisit the stories that shaped our past and continue to influence our future as 21st century Mission Friends.

Looking Forward with Roots - Roots Covenant Church Official Birth! Sunday, April 27, 3:00pm

Location to be determined -stay tuned...

Roots is a new church for misfits: We're not ethnic enough, American enough, liberal enough, conservative enough, religious enough, secular enough, extroverted enough, introverted enough, progressive enough or traditional enough. Misfits are those who don't fit in the cultural categories of our day. Although they don't fit the world's ways of thinking, we believe that Jesus loves misfits! the vision of Roots is "to invite misfits to become a new people rooted in Christ, who passionately love God and perposefully seek the renewal of our city." If you desire to see misfits come to find community and identity in Jesus, please join us and INVITE others to ths official kick-off for our weekly worship gatherings.

Save the date! - East Side Food & Wellness Hub Plant Distribution on May 17, 9am-12pm

at First Covenant Church

Like to garden? Want to grow healthy food? Join the East Side Food & Wellness Hub and get low cost seeds and plants, access to cooking & gardening workshops, preservation classes, community events, and more. For full details on this event click > here for a poster or call Rebecca (651)228-7073.