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Sunday's Message: "And on the Other Hand"

Psalm 118:1-4, 19-29; Matthew 21:1-11
Preaching - Gary Strickland

Gary's biography from the Sioux Falls Seminary website:

The childhood of Gary Strickland was so steeped in church life that he once preached to his neighborhood from his front yard.  Using a child-sized ironing board as his pulpit, he boldly proclaimed the good news to anyone who would listen.

In many ways, Gary’s spiritual journey was defined by his family.  His maternal grandfather was a Baptist pastor and his first model for vocational ministry and his grandmother was the embodiment of saintly living.  That same heritage was very much alive in his parents as they lived out their faith personally and publically.  Although he started preaching as a young child, Gary didn’t feel the call to ministry or the desire to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps until high school.

After living out his calling for 28 years in a church setting, Gary relocated from Mauldin, SC, to Sioux Falls, SD, in July 2007 to pursue his passion for teaching.  Looking back on his wide variety of practical experience and educational opportunities, Gary believes God was preparing him for this passion.  Now, as the Professor of Pastoral Care and Director of the Doctor of Ministry program, he shares what he learned as a pastor with others who are in training for pastoral ministry.

Potluck Tonight at 6:30 pm!

Easter Egg Hunt

If you have any plastic Easter eggs or candy that you would like to donate for our egg hunt, please drop them off in the office or at the Welcome Table by Sunday, April 9th.

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday - April 9th 10:30 am
Regular Wednesday activities - April 12th starting at 6:30 pm
Good Friday - April 14th 7:00 pm
Easter - April 16th 10:30 am with
    Egg hunt to follow worship
Easter Monday - April 17th Office
**No Sunday School on Easter
Discipleship Dinner

It's back!  We will be assigning new groups for the summer.  If you would like to participate again, please fill out one of the forms at the Welcome Table. Please return any forms to the office, Melissa Schutte or Mark Youngberg by April 30th.  
VBS is coming!

It's that time of year again to start planning for VBS.  We will be hosting "Kingdom Safari VBS" from June 11th - 15th.  Look for the volunteer signup sheet at the Welcome Table on Sunday, April 9th or click on the link below to sign up online:

Families can start registering their children on our website starting on Sunday, April 23rd.  
Please take a few minutes to complete the short survey that was emailed out last weekend.  It will be available online until Saturday, April 15th.

If you would prefer to complete a paper survey, there will be a table set up in the Gathering Space on Sunday.

      5:30 pm    Zumba
      6:30 pm    Potluck

Sunday, 4/9

     9:00 am     Sunday School
   10:30 am     Worship Service
   12:00 pm     Youth Mission Trip planning meeting
     1:00 pm     High School Youth Group - painting

Ministry Assignments


Sunday, April 9, 2017


Sunday School Nursery
Mark Slade & Molly McFarland

Worship Nursery
Karin Youngberg & Katherine Ekse

Children's Church
Trista Christiaansen & Jackson Slade

Scripture Reader
Mark Youngberg

Mike G / Roger M

Featured Musician(s)
Stacy & Landon Gross

Robert & Peggy Blackburn

AJ Christiaansen

Prayer Circle
Veronica Stoneall & Jack Stengel

Worship Team
Stacy, Kaylee, Harlan, Jung, David, Kevin

Sound Operator
Nathanael Thompson

Please join the church family in celebrating with a shower for Jung & Andrea on Saturday, April 29th at 10:00 am at PHCC Fellowship Hall. 
They are registered at Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Contact Kirsten Gerdes with any questions at 376-1501.
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