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Hennepin is a Reconciling Congregation, welcoming the full

participation of all persons including the GLBT Community.

May 8, 2011 at Hennepin

Sanctuary Tending the Garden
Remodeling Forum of Your Soul
11:00 AM Today 2011 Summer Devotional
May 15th Deadline!
Articles in the February and May 2011
InSpire newsletters contained back- “In the garden more grows than the The story of the
ground information on the Sanctuary gardener sows.” So says a Spanish
proverb. As many of us look to the sharing of
Task Force progress. Three Sunday
work of planting gardens and others
forum meetings will be held May 8,
look to receiving the gifts of those
loaves and fish
15 and 22 at 11 AM in the Sanctuary.
Come and learn what the next steps gardens, we look forward to the was instrumental
will be, ask questions, share ideas. summer months when the earth will
More information can be found at once again bring forth beauty and in forming the early
HennepinChurch.org/Sanctuary. goodness beyond our imaginations.
As people of faith, we declare that Christian community.
these are a visible sign of God’s
A Hopeful graceful movement that has existed
Earth since the beginning of time. These gifts
May 8, 15 of the Earth feed not only our bodies
What does this story
at 11:00 AM but our souls. Our souls also require
Join in for a study of mean to you?
the careful tending which our gardens
Bishop Sally Dyck and need to grow into their fullness.
niece Sarah Erhman’s How does it
Our summer theme, Tending the
book. Bob Janssen leads the study of
this provocative and fun book. Books
Garden of Your Soul, will help us dig shape your faith?
into the soil that is home for our
are available for $7.00. spiritual lives. How do you tend and
nurture your soul? Does your prayer,
Hennepin Chime your worship, your daily living, need
If not this story,
Concert more sunlight, more moisture? What what are the main
7:00 PM Tonight are you doing to tend to what your
faith needs to grow and deepen? stories that hold
Over the summer we will explore a
myriad of ways to nurture our souls. and form you?
You’re invited to offer a short devotion,
prayer or poem for our second sum-
mer devotional. Share what you do to
tend to your soul. Offer words that
Who might you
have inspired you, helping your soul share those stories
roots to go deeper and the flowering
of your faith life to blossom. Offerings with this week?
Tonight at 7:00 PM in the Art Gallery, should be 250 words or less and
the Hennepin Chime will be sharing should be sent to Daniel@haumc.org
their annual spring concert tonight! by Sunday, May 15 with the word
Always a fun and rewarding hour, “Devotional” in the subject line. If
this concert is a highlight of the you have questions, contact Sally

church’s spring programming. Johnson Sally@haumc.org.


511 Groveland Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-871-5303 HENNEPINCHURCH.ORG 9:30 AM
Welcome to Hennepin Where +
+ is indicated, standing or sitting, we praise God.
Church! We are glad that You are invited to read aloud the bold text.
you chose to worship here
today. We hope your time
here is meaningful and
helps nurture you in the
way of Christ. At each
entrance there are purple THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
Welcome bags for guests
to receive if you want
more information about PRELUDE Change Ring Prelude on Divinum Mysterium Fred Gramann
the church. Blessings Hennepin Chime
to you on your
journey of faith!
Nursery for infants — age Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life.
3 is available today until
12:30 PM. An usher will Whoever comes to me will never be hungry,
be happy to help you find and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”
the nursery in Room 105
of the Education Wing. We come together to feed together on the Bread of Life.
We bring ourselves, our prayers, and our gifts
Coffee is available Sunday
mornings in Carlson Hall. to worship the God of ages, and the God of today.
Our special thanks to Jim
Cone of Coffee & Tea, Ltd. + HYMN NO. 89 Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee HYMN TO JOY
for supplying Sunday coffee!

Tonight at 7:00 PM in the + MORNING PRAYER

Art Gallery, the Hennepin Loving God, more, much more
Chime will be sharing
their annual spring concert to learn of you and trust you;
tonight! Always a fun and to cherish and serve you;
rewarding hour, this
to love, worship and serve you;
concert is a highlight of
the church’s spring this is our prayer —
programming. It’s a great through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
time for children of all ages.

WELCOME Bruce Robbins


The peace of God be with you.
And also with you.


Gracious God, we do not live by bread alone, but by every word
that comes from your mouth. Make us hungry for this heavenly
food, that it may nourish us today in the ways of eternal life;
through Jesus Christ, the bread of heaven. Amen.
Easter contains 50 days
+ JOHN 6:1-15
ending on the great day of
After this Jesus went across the Sea of Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” Pentecost (June 12th this
Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberius). A large There was plenty of grass there. They sat year). It follows the Jewish
crowd followed him, because they had seen down, about five thousand of them. Then
tradition of the harvest
the miraculous signs he had done among the Jesus took the bread. When he had given
festival of Shavout that
sick. Jesus went up a mountain and sat there thanks, he distributed it to those who were
with his disciples. It was nearly time for sitting there. He did the same with the fish, begins the 2nd night of
Passover, the Jewish festival. each getting as much as they wanted. When Passover and continues
Jesus looked up and saw the large crowd they had plenty to eat, he said to his for 50 days. Passover
coming toward him. He asked Philip, “Where disciples, “Gather up the leftover pieces, so celebrates the Exodus;
will we buy food to feed these people?” Jesus that nothing will be wasted.” So they Shavout celebrates God’s
said this to test him, for he already knew gathered them and filled twelve baskets with gift of the torah (and Ten
what he was going to do. the pieces of the five barley loaves that had Commandments)! Easter
Philip replied, “More than a half year’s been left over by those who had eaten.
day celebrates the
salary worth of food wouldn’t be enough for When the people saw that he had done a
Resurrection; Pentecost
each person to have even a little bit.” miraculous sign, they said, “This is truly the
One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon prophet who is coming into the world.” celebrates the Holy Spirit!
Peter’s brother, said, “A youth here has five Jesus understood that they were about to
barley loaves and two fish. But what good is come and force him to be their king, so he Read John 15:1-8 and
that for a crowd like this?” took refuge again, alone on a mountain. 1 John 4:16b-18 for next
week's worship. Christ
holds us together with
MESSAGE Table for Five...Thousand Allen Pote love as the glue of
creation. Does love serve
Altar Choir as a glue for you as you
connect with others?
Cast and Crew Emmy Johnson Sergei Miller
Jake Demcizak Hannah Johnson Kate Northrop
Sam Jensen Ian Kenney-Lillejord Anna Serstock
Elizabeth Jackson Ruth Kinyon Lily Williams
Abby Johnson Hannah Dirks

Dennis Behl, director Janice Derksen, pianist

Kristin Koch-Wahl, props & costumes


OFFERTORY Renewed Spirit Michael Mazzatenta


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God, all creatures here below:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise God, the source of all our gifts;
Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts!
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit,
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Great, holy, and just Lord, you bless us so richly. Help us to better
see your gifts, be they great or small, and grow in us a desire to pass
on each gift, that like loaves & fishes, our baskets might overflow.
May these offerings be a sign of what you are doing in us. Bless them
and bless us, in Jesus' name. Amen.



Our God, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name.
Thy kindom come;
thy will be done on
earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil,
for thine is the kindom,
the power, and the glory forever.
+ HYMN Sing Praise LOBE DEN HERREN United
511 Groveland Ave
Minneapolis, MN
Our Mission
To invite all peoples
on a spiritual journey
guided by scripture,
tradition, experience
and reason that leads
to a Christian faith
exemplified by loving
relationships with God,
+ BENEDICTION all others, and ourselves.

POSTLUDE Improvisation on LOBE DEN HERREN Andrew Hackett Ministers

Every Member of Hennepin Church
Bruce W. Robbins—Pastor; Leah
Today’s acolytes are Rosso—Young Adults & Hospitality;
Sally Johnson—Worship & Spiritual
Mariah Flowers and Donna Hedin Formation; Christopher Jackson—
Church Administration; Paula
Colton—Youth Ministries; Bob
Brinkley—Pastoral Visitation;
Wayne K. Clymer—Bishop in
Residence; Richard D. Waggoner—
The Sanctuary flowers for this Sunday are given by Music Emeritus
Maggie Berget in honor of the women in our lives. Program Staff
Cynthia Ashley—Parish Nurse; Ann


Dahlen—Koinonia Manager; Andrew
Hackett—Organist; Kristyn Ebert—
Shared Ministry/Outreach; Jack
Following this worship service, at about 10:35 AM, meet at the communion rail in Fistler—Legacy Giving; William H.
front of the Sanctuary for a Church Tour. We welcome you to Hennepin Church today! Mathis—Music & Fine Arts; Mary
Martin—Dignity Center Volunteers;
WELCOME GUESTS! We are glad you are here! Our hope is that Dana Neuhauser—Children’s
you have a meaningful worship experience this morning that helps Ministries; Daniel Pederson—
you live your life in the way of Christ. In order to get to know you
better, we invite you to sign the Fellowship Pad at the end of your Twin Cities
pew and to join us for a free breakfast downstairs. (Just let the Breakfast Host know
Elizabeth Lopez
you are a guest or find your free breakfast card in the Welcome Bags that are hanging
at either entrance). If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. We welcome Area Bishop
new insights, new questions, and new people! Sally Dyck
Weekday Events Get Involved … Volunteer … Donate
Job Support Group: May 9 and 23 May Hunger Offering: supports the Breakfast at Hennepin
from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. This group is Minnesota Annual Conference Love Schedule Changes
for people who are worried about a Offering for missions. This benefits
current job or transitioning to a
Spring brings a number of changes
international, national, and local
new career. Leslie Philmon, group mission projects and helps fund to our usual Sunday breakfasts:
facilitator, has 16 years experience Volunteers In Mission scholarships, May 8 - Breakfast is not served on
as a career coach. Note: The Job including support for Haiti, new Mother’s Day.
Support Group will stop meeting at immigrants and refugees in the U.S., May 15 - Breakfast as usual.
the end of May. For one-on-one job and recovery ministries in Minnesota. May 22 - Our Russia Partnership
coaching after May, contact the Your generosity to this offering will Fundraising Brunch — no Breakfast.
Baslica’s Employment Ministry at transform many lives. Thank you. Please support this event!
612-333-1381. May 29 - Breakfast is not served
Meals on Wheels is in urgent need of
Men’s Bible Fellowship. At 7:00 on Memorial Weekend.
drivers to deliver meals. The snow
Friday mornings a group of men June 5 - Ad Council Congregational
is gone! Hennepin’s day is Friday,
gather for Bible study, conversation Meeting at 11:00 AM, followed by
and we need six drivers every
and fellowship. All men are invited a Brunch at noon (no charge).
week. One or two additional people
to attend this lively discussion. June 12 - Breakfast as usual (final one
who are able to commit to once or
New Bible study started! Check out of season).
this new Bible study on the book of twice a month would really help.
June 19 - Open House at the Parsonage
Luke. Come on Mondays from 6:00 Call Barb Marti at 952-929-9225 for
10:30—12:30 (since the one in
- 7:30 PM. No previous Bible additional information or to arrange
December 2010 was snowed out —
knowledge needed! We’ll meet in to ride along with an experienced
let’s hope for no snow in June!)
the parsonage, next to the church. driver before making a commitment.
Food Shelf Help: Hennepin supports Watch your June !nSpire for further
Come to any door. All are welcome!
Questions? Contact Pastor Leah the Groveland Food shelf and we summer food and hospitality events
at Leah@haumc.org or call the need 4 volunteers to work for ½
church office: 612-871-5303. day in the Hope for The City ware- Parking=Hospitality
Russian Partnership Monthly meeting, house doing light lifting on May 18. At Hennepin, we like to reserve the
Tuesday 6:30 PM May 10, all are Volunteering preserves our great east parking lot for first-time visitors,
welcome to attend and hear all the donations discount rate. Grab a families with young children, and
details of the 2011 programs. We friend and help! Carol Jackson is people who have limited mobility or
are looking for people for specific coordinating: 612-927-4234 or need assistance. We encourage all
tasks for events and meetings. carol.jackson@genmills.com. people to take advantage of the 600
The Science & Faith Roundtable: If Attorneys: do you have 3 hours a spaces in the Walker Parking Ramp
you’re interested in how science month you can spare for Dignity across the street. The ushers and front
and religion can be partners in the desk receptionists have vouchers for
Center Clients? The VLN Brief Legal
quest for truth, this group may be you to use with your parking ticket.
Services Clinic (located within the
for you! May 26: Special Guest Dr. Climate-controlled, and a short walk
Dignity Center) needs attorneys from
Phillippe Gagnon discusses “How across Hennepin/Lyndale, the ramp
9-12 one Friday a month. Training
do we Know? Understanding in gives you easy access to everything
and resources needed are provided.
Science and Theology.” you need here at the church.

Sunday Spire HennepinChurch.org

2011 Easter Flowers and Easter Music
Printed on 100% post-
consumer waste (PCW) Omitted from the listing on April 24, lilies were given by:
recycled office paper. Linda Hansohn and Carl Kittleson in memory of Marjorie and Peter Czajkowski,
Please Recycle this bulletin! Amelia Helms and Marilyn Kittleson.
Please e m ail all information n n to
Bryan Carter in memory of Kim and Meredith Bedwell.
Please email all information to
Jim, Debbi, Cecelia, Lydia, Kristy and Bryan in memory of Doris Barnes and
Spire@haumc.org by 10:00 AM Greg Barnes.
on Monday for the coming Sunday
Spire, or drop off at church, attn: Ms. Hansohn and Mr. Kittleson also supported our Easter Music in memory of
Marilyn Kittleson.
Daniel Pederson. Keeping your
Kay Stedman Sommers supported our Easter Music.
note to 50 words helps out a lot!
9:00 AM
6:00 PM
Dignity Center—Open
Bible Study: Book of Luke
6:30 PM Faith In Action Team
8:30 - 12:30 Coffee Fellowship Carlson Hall 7:00 PM Job Support Group
8:45 - 12:30 Nursery / Child Care Rooms 101 & 103
9:30 - 10:30 FESTIVAL WORSHIP SANCTUARY 8:30 AM Library Committee
9:30 - 10:30 Sunday School for Grades 7-12 Church of Youth 6:30 PM Children’s Council
9:30 - 11:00 Confirmation (Sixth Grade) Parsonage Basement 6:30 PM Russia Partnership
9:45 - 10:45 Sunday School Education Wing 6:45 PM Food Service Committee
Preschool Age 3 Room 105
Pre-K Room 1/3
9:00 AM Dignity Center—Open
Kindergarten Room 5/7 9:30 AM Knotty Quilters
First Grade Room 4/6 1:00 PM Recyclers
Second Grade Room 8 1:00 PM Archives Committee
Third Grade Room 201 5:30 PM Little Kids, Big Fun: BBQ
Fourth Grade Room 203 6:00 PM Shared Ministry Discussion
Fifth Grade Room 205
10:30 - 12:00 Seeds of Celebration Harrison Room
9:00 AM Joy Circle
10:30 - 11:15 Blood Pressure Screening Room 204
9:30 AM Peace Through Justice
10:45 - 1:00 Reconciling Ministries Dorcas Alcove 11:00 AM Thursday Bible Study
11:00 - 12:00 MANY VOICES BORDER CHAPEL 3:00 PM Labyrinth
11:00 - 12:00 Sanctuary Task Force Presentation Sanctuary
11:00 - 12:00 A Hopeful Earth Room 201 FRIDAY, MAY 13
11:00 - 12:00 Shared Ministry Discussion Room 203 7:00 AM Men’s Bible Fellowship
11:00 - 12:30 Altar Choir Choir Room 9:00 AM Dignity Center—Open
10:00 AM Alanon
5:00 - 7:00
7:00 - 8:00
Music at Hennepin: Hennepin Chime
Church of Youth
Art Gallery
9:30 AM Spire Recognition Brunch

We are a Caring Community
Building Closings
The Church will be closed on
Monday May 30, in observance of Resumes Next Week
Join your friends in the lower level PASTORAL CARE: Please notify the
the holiday. Also, because of a major
Social Hall next week for Sunday church office if you, a family member
electrical upgrade in the neighborhood
or any other church member are
of the church, the church will close breakfast. Cost is $5 per person, or experiencing illness, hospitalization,
at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 27. The $12 per family/household. A great or another need for pastoral care.
building will reopen on Saturday, way to meet friends, old and new. CONGREGATIONAL JOYS AND CONCERNS
May 28 as needed and possible. The
Gratitude for your Giving are posted each week in the Pastoral
Church will be open fully on Sunday,
and Continued Support Care section on the kiosk in Carlson
May 29.
Hall. Greeting cards for members in
At the end of April, the Operating need of cheer are available to sign at
Community Meals Budget Income Received in each of the reception desk near the East Entry.
Don Forster and crew cooked up a the past three years has amounted to:
PACEM SINGERS are available to sing
delicious barbecue chicken dinner for 2011—32% of Budget Thank You to Hennepin members and friends
275 delighted guests. 60 volunteers 2010—34% of Budget For your bringing comfort of favorite hymns
served guests with joy and gratitude. 2009—32% of Budget Support! and songs to your surroundings.
There was a delightful spirit among DOWNTOWN GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP:
guests and volunteers. 31 pets were Vacation Bible School www.mplsgriefsupport.com. 9:30 AM
given top-notch veterinary care. Your August 15-19
Saturday mornings May 7—Aug 27 at
prayers, gifts and service make this Egypt: Joseph’s Journey Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900
wonderful ministry possible. from Prison to Prince Nicollet. May 14: Brenda DeMotte
For ages 3—completed 5th Grade “Gender Differences and Grief”
Coleen Rowley Reconciling SPIRE BRUNCH
11:00 AM, May 15 Minstries REGISTRATION
Coleen Rowley, former 10:45 AM EXTENDED
FBI Agent, will be the May 8
There’s still time to sign
speaker at the 11:00 LGBT and friends gather in the Dorcas up! The Spire recognition
a.m. Adult Forum on Alcove for discussion. From 12:00 and gourmet brunch hosted by the
Sunday, May 15. Her noon until 1:00 PM the Reconciling HAUMC Foundation and Board of
topic will be “balancing Ministries Committee will meet, Trustees will be held Saturday, May
civil liberties with the need for guests are welcome. 14 from 9:30 AM to noon. Celebrate
effective investigation.” When Rowley with us as we honor those who have
was an FBI agent in Minneapolis, her Summer Fun made contributions to HAUMC
office got a lead just three weeks for Families above and beyond their operating
before 9/11 that known Islamic budget pledge, and hear about the
It might not feel like it, but summer is
extremist Zacarias Moussaoui had around the corner! Visit the Children’s impact those gifts have made. All are
paid $8000 in cash for lessons to fly a Ministries table today in Carlson Hall! invited; reservations must be made
Boeing 747. Her team arrested him by today, May 8. Call 612-871-5303
Earth Camp at Koininia is July 25th -
and wanted a warrant to search his or stop by the reception desk. Let us
28th, and is open to those who
laptop computer, but superiors at FBI know if you need a ride or child care.
have completed 1st - 5th grade.
headquarters said “no.” This event is
Vacation Bible School is 9am - noon
sponsored by the Hennepin Church on August 15th-19th. We will be Parish
Peace Through Justice Committee. transported to Ancient Egypt. It will Nurse
be a fun-filled week for everyone Notes
Russian Brunch ages 3 and up! Early drop-off and
Stay tuned and get ready
Fundraiser Afternoon Program will be offered.
to join in on active summer prayer
May 22 Summer Sunday School – We owe a
huge Thank You to our faithful walks and bike rides beginning in
On Sunday, May 22, come and enjoy June. Also, please plan to participate
Sunday School teachers! Our regular
an authentic Russian brunch and fund teachers will be taking the summer in our next THRIVE book study
raiser for 2011 Programs. Please come off. This is a great opportunity to adventure offered Sundays June 5th
and enjoy the Russian art, eggs, cards, sign up for weeks that work with and 12th. There are THRIVE books
and more for this special event. your summer schedule, and be an available to purchase. Please contact
essential part of this ministry. Cynthia at 612-435-1310 or email her
Project Homeless Registration materials and additional at Cynthia@haumc.org for more
Connect - May 23 information available this month in information.
Carlson Hall, and on Education Wing
Put your faith into action supporting
bulletin boards. Music at Hennepin:
people experiencing homelessness. InVocation Singers
P.H.C. brings housing, employment,
health care, and education resources Farmers Market May 15, 4:00 PM
to the Convention Center on May 23. Walk Come experience an entire summer
Volunteers needed to walk alongside nd
May 22 (for people in their 20s and in one concert! From the first flower
guests to help navigate service. More 30s) meet on the front steps of the of spring through heavy August air
information can be found online at: church at 11 AM and we’ll walk over broken by a giant storm…From the
homelessconnectminneapolis.org to the Lyndale Farmers’ Market. morning sun on your face to the
chirp of crickets in
your back yard…
CONSIDER this Concert is all
BEING AN ACOLTYE about the sights, sounds
We’ll provide training and answer smells, and happenings
questions. If interested or curious, call of summer. Hear
Becky Monson, 612-239-0551, or Jodi Gustafson and
Linda Wilkins, 612-597-6200, co- Daniel Pederson,
Captains of the Acolyte Team. Hennepin staff.