to Edgcumbe Presbyterian Church

We are an active, intimate fellowship seeking to be faithful disciples through celebration, study, prayer and service.

We are an inclusive community where all persons of differing backgrounds and life situations are welcome.

We are a committed people who serve Jesus Christ through outreach and community involvement, worship and study.

Our mission:
By encountering Christ in our church, we
share God’s Word in the community to heal
and change lives

Worship Sundays at 10 AM

Our location: Edgcumbe Road 1 block west of South Snelling Avenue and immediately west of Highland High School. Click the map above to see an interactive map.

Mid-week Update--April 27, 2016

Slowing Down
I was at the Highland Park Lunds & Byerlys today grabbing some food for lunch. I was in a hurry with a lot on my mind. I got out of my car and immediately I had to stop for the two older ladies slowly unloading their groceries right next to me. I sneak past them and briskly walk to the entry, where I have to wait again for a man in a mobility scooter to inch his way into the store. I take a deep breath. I grab my food, go through the check-out line (where my credit card doesn’t work) and begin power-walking out the store. Near the exit, I notice several things at once. One, the man in the mobility scooter is very slowly working to stand up. He is clearly not in a hurry. I have not once looked at his face. Two, there is a little coffee sitting area near the door. I had not noticed it before, but today there are 4-5 senior citizens sitting quietly. They watch me pass as if I am an exotic and interesting zoo animal. “Oh look—there goes a busy frowning fellow,” they seem to be thinking. “So glad I’m not him!”

Just this morning I had been reading John 14, where Jesus says, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I give to you not as the world gives. Don’t be troubled or afraid.” As I walked out of the store, I suddenly but clearly realized I had a choice. I could continue my frantic and anxious day. Or I could slow down, enjoy each moment, feel grateful for the gift of being alive. As I walked to my car, I remembered that I like my work, that I trust God and I trust people. I remembered that I have been given the gift of peace. I still have Session minutes to type up. I still need to finish this Wednesday Update. I still need to make some phone calls and write some e-mails. But for now, I am choosing to do all those jobs out of love, out of joy, out of peace. Thank you, wise and irritatingly slow elders at Lunds & Byerlys for reminding me and us of the power of trusting God’s peace at every moment!

Crescent Cove Congregational Forum – May 1
This Sunday, May 1, after worship, you are all invited to join our Session for a congregation forum with several guests from Crescent Cove. Refreshments will be provided and we hope to finish by 12 noon. At our last meeting, the EPC Session voted to move forward with a conversation with Crescent Cove to explore building a children’s hospice and respite center on the church property. As a next step in this process, we are inviting folks from Crescent Cove to give a presentation of the history, purpose, and stories of the Crescent Cove organization, including their hopes and dreams for this property. All are encouraged to attend this forum.

Nominating Season
This is the time of year when we ask folks to consider serving as Elder or Deacon for this congregation. Take a moment right now to check in with the Holy Spirit about this possibility for yourself. Please talk to the Nominating Team (Eleta Pierce, Lorenz Fett, & Todd Barnes) or one of the pastors if you have ideas or questions as we move toward a congregational meeting and vote on Sunday May 15.

Worship Team on Friday
The EPC Worship Team will meet this Friday at 12:30pm in the sanctuary. If you want to talk about worship over the coming months, this is the place for you.

The first meeting on the confirmation process at our church will be May 15 after the congregational meeting. Plan on 20 to 30 minutes at least. We will determine curriculum and details and time tables. All are welcome. Any questions, text Fred Clary at 612-865-8430.

May Birthdays & Anniversaries

Happy Birthday To:
Vincent Hogen – May 5
Pastor Phil GebbenGreen – May 7
Maggie Turnure – May 7
Belinda Clary – May 9
Brian Dietz – May 11
Bob Ekstrand – May 26
Deb Carlson – May 28
Lucie Dietz – May 29

Happy Anniversary To:
Naomi and Mel Houle – May 21, 1999

“Slow down, you move too fast,” said either Jesus or Paul Simon or some old guy at Lunds. If you need something to pray today, try this: Holy Spirit, give me the gift of your peace today. Pray that over and over again. Until it starts to feel real. Love and care to you, Pastor Phil


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