Worship at the Lake Harriet Bandshell: “MN Nice: Are You Idol-ing?”
Is Minnesota Nice really nice, or is it something else entirely? Are people of faith called to be “Minnesota Nice” or something else entirely? In this Lake Harriet service, Rev. Justin will reflect on the times we’re living in, the idols we’ve been loyal to, or have mistakenly been worshiping, and how our loyalty might shift, as we meet this moment, striving to create a country that names and knows its history, willing to live in discomfort, working to create the beloved community in the here and now.
Join us for worship at the Lake Harriet Bandshell this Sunday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. The service will be followed by a potluck picnic. More details are available here.
Please note: there will be no worship service at 3400 Dupont – our Lake Harriet Bandshell service is our only service on Sunday, Aug. 20.
Order of Service: August 20 Order of Service
Offering Recipient: Pillsbury Crisis Nursery
Musical Guest: Terrell “Carnage The Executioner” Woods
Terrell Woods, a.k.a. Carnage The Executioner, is widely recognized for his lyrical dexterity, abnormal freestyling ability, and uncanny knack to compose musical symphonies with his mouth through human beat boxing. He teaches both private and group beat boxing lessons to youth in community and school settings, extensively covering the fundamentals of beat boxing while adding in components of basic rhyme/rap-writing structure. Carnage graduated from Hamline University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Today, he is not only a father, but is also a freelance social worker, mentor, community volunteer, motivational speaker and counselor to youth and adults in Minneapolis. “A lot of kids have feelings of hopelessness; I set an example that you can make a difference in your own life and make it better with lots of determination, regardless of how negative your surroundings are. I feel I have a responsibility to give something positive back to the community that helped me become the man that I am today.”
Summer Worship Theme: Meeting the Moment
Sometimes it happens in a small room, when your mind quiets, and the rhythm of your breath begins to lead. Sometimes it happens in a conversation, when you take a leap of faith and step into a hard conversation. Sometimes it is that crazy notion that will not be pushed aside, and you make an about turn that leads into an unimaginable freshness of life and purpose. Sometimes it’s showing up in the streets, in a rotunda, in a meeting, in covenantal community. Sometimes it’s showing up for yourself. The religious life is meeting the moment over and over again. Join us this summer as ministers and speakers from all different walks of life, and contexts tell of their spiritual grounding, and stories of meeting the moment.