Adult Roundtable Discussion 9:30 a.m.
Fellowship Time 10:15 a.m.
Worship at 11:00 a.m.
Adult Forum Report
April 2014 Newsletter
Pastor: The Rev. Corey Larsen
Clerk of Session: Muffin Nelson
Music Director: Mike Rouse
Administrative Assistant: Kathy Kerns
Who we are and what we believe:
The Brief Statement of Faith: www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/101/brief-statement-faith/
Northern Waters Presbytery website: www.northernwaters.net
Welcome to First Presbyterian Church, Ely, Minnesota, a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA). We are a faith family who gathers to worship God with enthusiasm and joy.
Open Door ~ Open Mind
As I walked outside recently and it was raining I was reminded that yes, I
think there will be Spring this year in Ely. I have thought that a couple
of times only to be fooled with 3-10" of new snow. Will that happen again
this year? Probably, but there are some indications that we might have a
change in weather.
A raccoon (yes, I know we have been told that raccoons don't come all the
way north to ely...but it) was spotted by my trail cam the other night
eating droppings from the bird feeder. Even a raccoon is out of hibernation.
I have spotted my first robin on the Sunset road and I even witnessed today
a vulture on the updraft over Shagawa.
Yes, it will happen. There is new life coming from the dead all over the
place... including the First Presbyterian Church of Ely. Our Session
recently turned in the formal request materials for a new full time pastor.
I recently presented to the Session my report of suggestions for future
programming to focus on growth and ideas to bring new people into our doors.
Easter and Spring and New Life... with excitement we view tomorrow. With
faith that buds will spring out on the birch limbs and exciting new ideas
for your church. With joy we await your coming to witness what a joyful
spirit can bring to old bones.
Happy Easter... Happy Spring