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A Service of Healing

Healing comes in many forms and we are all in need of different forms of healing. Whether we are struggling with physical illness or injury, emotional wounds, ruptured relationships, mental health concerns, or something unnamed, we can call on the spirit of God to bring us wholeness. This doesn’t necessarily mean a miracle cure of a terminal disease, but wholeness of body, mind, and spirit in the midst of illness or struggle, a sense of peace and renewed spiritual connection.

Do we dare ask God to give us this peace? Are we willing to be vulnerable and open to the movement of the Spirit as we seek a sense of wholeness?

Please come on Sunday for music, prayer, and rituals of healing (optional of course) which may include annointing and laying on of hands.

If you do not feel that you are in need of healing, please come and bring your positive support and prayers for others.

Shon Boman will be offering special music and a sung benediction.

Pastor Leslie has posted her sermons online so you can access

and share them! New sermons will be uploaded to the same location.

Click here to access the manuscripts.

Selected sermons are uploaded to the church website:

This Week

Thursday, June 22

5:30 pm – PPRC

Friday, June 23

10:30 am – Book Group

4:00 pm – Soup Kitchen

Sunday, June 25

10:00 am – Worship & Food Shelf Offering

11:00 am – Fellowship


Wednesday, June 28

9:30 am – Prayer Circle

11:30 am – Men’s Group @ Sawmill

Friday, June 30

10:30 am – Book Group

Chuck Watson‘s birthday celebration has been postposed until he has recovered from bronchitis.

Pastor Linda Crowe and her husband Randy will be in town visiting and will attend church on Sunday, July 16th.


Sunday, June 25

Hosts: Erik Lukanen & Tracy Lyons

Ushers/Greeters: Ellie Burket, Sharon Carlson,  Joey Halvorson & Ann Turnbull

Counters: Nancy Gould & Lowell Johnson

Sunday, July 2

Host: Jan Morton
Ushers/Greeters: Roger Best, Greg Johnson, Ken Nelson & Gary Whiteman
Counters: Jeff Behr & Jerry Kuehn


Sunday, June 25 – Doris Anderson

Sunday, July 2 – Deb Griffith

It’s time to update the church directory! Please let Bobbie know if you would like to be added to the directory and/or you have any changes to your contact information.

~ Prayer Requests ~

Samantha Brown who underwent treatment on Tuesday for a leg ulcer.

Shirley Barten who is home from the hospital after a bout of pancreatitis.

Karen Ford – who is healing from hip replacement surgery. Karen is out of the hospital and recuperating with her daughter.

Chuck Watson – healing from bronchitis.

Dunk Pastor Leslie

and raise $ for Gregory Park Splash Pad!

This Saturday, June 24, Pastor Leslie will take a turn in the dunk tank from 12:00-12:30. Come join the fun at this BBQ Fundraiser and support this local community project. See you there!

Get ready for CAMP!

Save the dates for these upcoming youth camps at Pilgrim Point:

> Youth Camp Week 2 – July 23-28, 2017

Click here to complete the registration form.

Youth camp is open to youth who have finished 6th-12th grade. 

Youth who have completed 5th grade

may be able to go with special permission.

Additional adult and youth camps are open for registration on the

Conference website: and include:

~ NEW! Young Adult Camp August 4-6 (See info below)

~ Youth Mission Week:  August 6 – 11, 2017

Questions? Contact Zac Norenberg, at or 612-871-0359

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