COVID 19 UPDATE    The Church, meaning the people of Faith or the Body of Christ, is always open and living, relational, active... but our church building is closed and all activities cancelled until further notice.

Please call one another, pray with one another, love God, who loves you.

There are daily devotions on the phone 651-488-6769 beginning March 17.

Pastor Dana Nelson's cell is: 651-434-9485. The office phone is: 651-488-6769

A note from Tim Rand, one of our beloved organists, below:

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MISSION STATEMENT
To gather people together to hear the story of God’s love in Jesus Christ, to be nurtured in faith and knowledge, and  to share the Good News through word and deed.

VISIONS FOR THE FUTURE
Gather: To involve an ever-growing number of people in regular participation in worship. 

 

Nurture: To involve an ever-growing number of children, youth, and families in learning and growing in the Christian faith.

Share: To continue involvement in present outreach ministries and expand the leadership participation and commitment of members of the congregation in these ministries. Our task and calling is to work together to actualize what we sense is God’s Spirit working in our midst.

   

From Tim:

To my friends at Galilee,

I miss you guys and have treasured your letters, phone calls, emails, and texts, especially from Dana, Abe, Miriam, Jo Ann, Steve, Lori, Louise and Ray.

I wanted to share some organ music recordings I just made at Galilee. (Find below) Recently my wife and I got a new cat. Since there are few pets to adopt in the Twin Cities, we drove down to the Humane Society shelter in Albert Lea to get Pepper, a handsome 15 month old with Tuxedo markings. They found him in a ditch in August 2019. He waited for us in the shelter all those months. He still has some kitten left in him and we came home one day to find that a whole shelf of organ music had been tossed to the floor! 

I needed to go through that organ music anyway! I found two laments that made me think of the pain of losing George Floyd that our community is going through. The first is based on the tune, St. Cross, O Come and Mourn, arranged by Franklin Ritter. I’m not familiar with this hymn, but after playing it, all I could think of is, “Say His Name!” The second piece is an arrangement of Be Thou My Vision by Larry Visser. It exudes hopeful despair or desperate hope and makes me feel the pain our society is going through now.

These are sad pieces but I hope you will find them healing as well.

In His Grace, Tim

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O Come and Mourn Franklin RitterArtist Name
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