Now that the threat of a major flood, even a minor flood, is past we can gear up for summer. YEA!!!!!! That includes getting our junk out on the berms for pickup next week. Another YEA!!! Remember, if you have usable junk, ReStore may be able to use your “stuff” such as kitchen/bathroom sinks, cupboards etc. That organization resells the “stuff” to help fund Habitat for Humanity.
The congregation meeting held Sunday, April 28, updated us on the progress of selling the church building/property. There will be a survey done to determine the property line between church and parsonage. A “For Sale” sign will be placed in the church yard.
It was decided that on Memorial Day weekend all First Church services and the Edgewood service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Then we will enjoy a potluck meal.
We need to let folks in our neighborhoods know that Edgewood is still a congregation which happens to be worshiping in a new location. We are having yard signs made that will inform and invite. These will be available to buy so you can place them in very visible spots. The parsonage is on a corner, so I would want one for the front yard and one for the west side.
The program staff: Rich, Cody, Brenda and I did some planning for the month of June. Rich will be preaching a series called “Change the World: Be. Go. Do”. In addition to Sunday mornings, there will be opportunities to be in service from 4:00-6:00. The day will end with a prayer service at a specific location. We are developing 12+ teams for each Sunday afternoon.
June 9, Rich will preach on “May I Present”. Our project that day will be to clean up the yards of folks who have a difficult time doing that. So look around your neighborhoods to find someone we can serve. The closing prayer time will be at one of the yards we clean. The other teams will join us.
June 16 is “Be the Change You Seek”. I need some help with this one. # 1, I need a leader as I will be on vacation. J # 2, I need an idea for a project. There will be a picnic following these service projects. The place is to be determined.
June 23 is “Shorten the Distance”. The plan is to work at the New Life Center. Our prayer time will be at Churches United for the Homeless.
June 30 is “Go and Come”. Our project is ‘PBJs & Sox’. We will bring bread, peanut butter & jelly for sandwiches and all cotton sox for men and women. We will then take these to the various places where homeless folks gather to distribute them. Our closing prayer time will be at one of these locations.
These are going to be great opportunities to roll up our sleeves and “Change the World” in a variety of neighborhoods throughout our cities.
Our next all church meeting will be May 19, 2013, worship and pot luck.
Alexis Limesand completed Confirmation class and was formally received into the membership of Edgewood Church during the joint Confirmation service on Sunday, April 21st. Congratulations and welcome, Alexis!
Church Women United May Friendship Day
Church Women United of Fargo will meet on Friday, May 3rd, at 7:00 pm, at Presentation Center, 1101 32nd Ave. S., Fargo. May Friendship Day will be observed. The theme of the worship service will be “Behold, I Stand at the Door and Knock.” There will be a gathering of the Fellowship of the Least Coin. All are welcome.
May Circle Meetings Set
Ruth Circle meets May 14th, 9:30 a.m. at Iris Miller’s, 901 33rd Ave. N., #305, Fargo.
Eve Circle meets May 8th, 1:30 p.m. at Rita Schlenvogt’s, 1767 Cypress Way, West Fargo.
All women are invited to attend either meeting.
At our meeting last Sunday we decided to join First Church in worship at 10:00 a.m. on May 26th. First Church traditionally holds just one service on Memorial Day weekend followed by an outdoor potluck dinner on 9th Street. We need a couple volunteers to help with the set up, etc. involved with the potluck dinner. If you are willing to help, please contact the church office.
Emergency Food Pantry
Some food items like peanut butter and different kinds of pasta are always needed. For non-food items, toilet paper and bar soap are always in demand. Please remember to pick up something extra when you are shopping and donate regularly to the Food Pantry. A shopping cart is always available to receive your donations
Do We Have Any Graduates?
Do we have anyone in our congregation that is graduating from high school, tech school, college, etc. that should be recognized this spring? If you know of anyone, please let the office know.
The 500+ homeless households in the F/M area.
Everyone affected by natural disasters.
Emergency Food Pantry.
United Campus Ministry and their staff and students.
All who serve in civic and national leadership.
Those who suffer from hunger and violence in Africa and the Middle East.
Our covenant missionaries: Gordon and Ardell Graner.
(If you have personal prayer requests for the prayer chain, please contact Katherine Tweed at 235-2115.)
April 14 – 36
April 21 – 38
April 28 – 36
April 7 $1,466.
April 14 $1,435.
- Carolyn Haugen, Katherine Tweed and Kelly Prichard for serving as worship leaders.
- Rod & Vicky Rittenbach for serving as ushers.
- Joel Routledge for serving as greeter.
- Samantha and Alexa Routledge for serving as acolytes.
- Linda Routledge for setting up communion.
- Beva Hansen and Karen Nielsen for cleaning up after coffee fellowship time on Sunday mornings.
- Monte Routledge for shoveling snow off the south side of the church building.
- Monte Routledge and Reed Danuser for removing the dead deer from church property and disposing of it.
- Beva Hansen, Lynn Becker, Carolyn Haugen and Rita Schlenvogt for volunteering to take care of the set up and clean up duties for our potluck dinner.
1st – Kelly Prichard
2nd – Victoria Pieri and Rod Rittenbach
5th – Claire Beseler, Madison Lommen, Pat Morrison & Karen Nitzkorski
7th – Justin Oien & Bob Trieglaff
12th – Jesse Adams & Sara Morrison Henry
20th – Sharon Haugen
27th – Rita Schlenvogt
28th – Kurtis Riffey & Mavis Wagner
31st – Carolyn Haugen & David Kahl, Jr.
4th – Steve & Melissa Tedford
11th – Clane & Karen Hertz
14th – Dave & Rita Schlenvogt
15th – Chad & Susan Martin
17th – Jay & Dawn Hoherz
25th – Mike & Dawn Hoherz
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.
Coffee Fellowship Time, 10:30 a.m.
Worship Service, 11:05 a.m.
Intercessory Prayer Group, 11 a.m.
Chancel Choir rehearsal, 7:30 p.m.
Coffee Fellowship, 10:00 a.m. at The Shack
May 3 – Church Women United May Friendship Day, 7:00 p.m., Presentation Center, 1101 32nd Ave. S., Fargo.
May 8 – Eve Circle Meeting, 1:30 p.m. at Rita Schlenvogt’s, 1767 Cypress Way, West Fargo.
May 14 – Ruth Circle Meeting, 9:30 a.m. at Iris Miller’s, 901 33rd Ave. N., #305, Fargo.
May 19 – Potluck lunch and all-church meeting after worship.
May 26 – Memorial Day weekend. Joint service with First Church at 10:00 a.m. followed by a potluck on 9th Street.