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Worship Schedule

Sunday, March 8, 2015

:00 am
Worship Service in the Sanctuary with Organ and Choirs
11:00 am
Living Waters Worship Service in the fellowship hall
with a  band and casual feel.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

6:00 pm
Taizé Worship Service
Taizé is a quiet, introspective service of prayer; simple, meditative hymns; silence, and reflection.
Bring a friend, and stay for the study on prayer at 6:30!


This Sunday sign up for P3: Praying Paul's PathsP3logo
Look for a table in the commons area as we begin Lent.
Praying Paul's Paths (P3):  Our Lenten Journey
If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s not too late to join RUMC’s fitness challenge this Lenten season. The Lenten fitness challenge is about finding joy in discipline and support in community to create balance and space.  Contact Kay Bergeland to sign up. Contact information below.
Paul traveled 10,282 miles spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.  His 4 journeys on land and sea took him primarily through present day Israel, Syria, Turkey, Greece, and Rome.  Our goal is to collectively "walk and pray" all 4 of Paul's journeys, a total of 10,282 miles, or roughly 234 miles a day, by Easter.  How does this program work?  Each week, every participant records how many miles he or she has walked and sends the results to church.  For this journey, the definition of "walk" is an expanded one. 
Miles can be earned in the following ways:
1. Walking, running, biking, swimming, or any other activity that is measured in miles.
2. Any type of aerobic exercise for 20 minutes equals 1 mile, e.g. shopping, cleaning, gardening, tai chi, physical therapy, etc.
3. Kids can help reach our total by including their basketball, volleyball, soccer, or other sports practice/game time.  Again, 20 minutes of aerobic activity equals 1 mile.
4. Prayer, meditation, and/or scripture reading for 20 minutes equals 1 mile. 
Miles will be recorded collectively and tracked on a map in the Commons area, posted online, and in the bulletin each week.  There is no doubt that our healthy community is "walking" these 234 miles a day, but you need to let us know that you are moving and praying, and there are several ways to do this:
1. Fill out the weekly log slip and drop in the box in the Commons area.
2. Email or call Kay Bergeland, Parish Nurse, at kbergeland@richfieldumc.org or 612-861-6086, with your weekly total.
3. Join the RUMC Facebook Praying Paul's Paths (P3) group and log your miles.

Easter Flower Order Form

Lenten Activities and Resources at RUMC

Wednesday Evenings
Join us for activities for all ages.
5:30 pm Middle and High School Youth Groups
6:00 pm Children's F.R.O.G. Hop (Grades K-5)
6:00-6:25 p.m. Taizé Mid-Week Worship Service (see description below)
6:30-7:30 p.m.  Lenten Adult Study on Prayer (see description below)

Mid-Week Taizé Worship Series  
Wednesdays, 6:00-6:25 p.m. 

Come away to a quiet place to worship each Wednesday during Lent
Date                       Focus
March 4                  Longing
March 11                Trust
March 18                Healing (with an opportunity for anointing)
March 25                Communion

Taizé is a quiet, introspective service of prayer; simple, meditative hymns; silence, and reflection. Bring a friend, and stay for the study on prayer at 6:30!

Lenten Adult Study
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

During Lent, the Adult Study will be come-as-you-are, no-prior-experience-necessary, study on prayer. Nothing required but a yearning for a deeper connection with the Holy. All are welcome!
Date                       Focus
March 4                  Searching Prayer
March 11                Experiential Prayer
March 18                Relational Prayer
March 25                Innovative Prayer

Pastor Pam will lead the series based on Patricia D. Brown’s Paths to Prayer: Finding Your Own Way to the Presence of God. You do not need the book to participate.
Reflection and Prayer Guide Created by Pastor Pam

Available in the commons area, you have the opportunity to enhance your Lenten journey by using a devotional created by Pastor Pam. This devotional may be used as part of your Praying Paul’s Paths participation or as a separate prayer practice for the season.


Toni Schutta Parenting Series
Read about each class and register for 1 or all 3.

Your Instructor is Toni Schutta is a National Speaker, Author, Parent Coach and a Licensed Psychologist with a Master’s Degree in Psychology who has 20 years’ experience helping families. 


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GOD'S HANDS THRIFT STORE - read more about it

Imagine No Malaria

What are Apportionments? - Click here to see a video about it.

Caring For Children Early Learning Center (a ministry of Richfield UMC) is proud to announce that it has recently earned accreditation by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA). NECPA is an independent early childhood accrediting organization that encourages quality and recognizes excellence. Check out their website: www.caringforchildrenmn.com

The United Methodist Church - www.umc.org            

Read Bishop Ough's letter concerning same-sex marriage