Christ’s Resurrection Calls Us To Action

As Christ’s followers, we walk in the ways of the Good Shepherd, caring for and seeking out all who desire to be brought into the fold. “They will hear my voice,” he says. That requires looking outside of ourselves and what makes us comfortable- to truly perceive who the world has dis-abled from full inclusion- and opening our communities to them.

John 10: 14-16
I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.

Jesus sees every person created in God’s image, worthy of the Good Shepherd’s fold. This is such good news: you and I are witnesses to the risen Christ, no longer beholden to the world’s disabling sin...but made free in the creative Spirit of God. Amen!

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Calendar at a Glance

Worship with us Sunday at 10am

Sun. April 25 we explore pt. 2 of the theme The Disabled God: Power in Advocacy. John 10: 11-18

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Mark your Calendar

Fri. April 30: Prospective Member Picnic 5:30pm at Pastor Emily’s home
Sun. May 2:
Holy Communion
Tues. May 4: Pastor Emily leads first Edgewood worship in a year!
Sun. May 9: Mother’s Day; Celebrating Graduate Taylor Evans
Sun. May 16: Scholarship Drive
Sun. May 23: New Member & Music Recognition Sunday- Outdoor Party!
Sun. May 23: Pentecost & Strengthen the Church UCC offering
Sun. May 30: Memorial Day Weekend
Sun. June 5: Opening One Hope Ecumenical Worship in Griffin Park


Community Connections

Card Shower for Jan & Virgil Papstein

"Virg and Jan Papstein celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 1, 2021. The couple built their life together in Lincoln, Columbus, Grand Island, and Norfolk, NE; Baker, MT; and Pierre, SD. During their time together, they've met many people who they love dearly, so...

The families of their children Stephanie and Noah Griffin (and Bain) of Topeka, KS, and Jacki and David Colfack (and Moxxi and Hunter) of Norfolk, NE, request a card shower to help celebrate their 50-years-young love.

Please send cards, memories, and well-wishes to
1002 E. Sycamore Ave., Norfolk, NE, 68701

Child Abuse Prevention Training

Host a Pierre Trappers Player This Summer

Pierre Trapper players, interns and coaches are placed with host families while they play and work here for the summer. At this point with about 30 days to go, Kelcy Nash is still searching for 20 spots to place players with.

Host families are responsible to provide a bed, shower, food and laundry facilities for the team member. In return host families will receive season tickets and discounts on merchandise. For more information about hosting, contact Kelcy Nash (605) 494-0179, email

Prayer Requests

We are here for those who desire corporate prayer through life’s many joys and challenges. Share your PRAYER REQUESTS in this way.

Ken Hunt, former interim minister in this congregation, was involved in a motorcycle accident in Texas and is recovering in a rehab facility. Prayers for Ken and Lizette as they navigate this new challenge.

Cards can be sent to: 2806 Patrick Street, San Angelo, TX 76904

Sandra Kangas, as she mourns the loss of her Aunt Margaret Ann Kangas last week.

April Celebrations


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Michelle Olson- April 05
Dax Quinn- April 05
Joyce Tidball- April 07
Greg Lemieux- April 08
Kerry Kelly- April 09
Marc Petersen- April 10
Vicki Vanden Bos- April 11
Avery Vanden Bos- April 13
John Opp- April 15
Nancy Dewell- April 18
Chuck Frieberg- April 18
Teresa Bremser- April 20
Gary Cutler- April 23
Gregory Gall- April 25
Melinda Christiansen- April 27


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Dave & Kim Kietzmann- April 18
Todd & Maia Surdez- April 20

Supporting Our Mission

Christian Ed. March Minutes
Deacon’s April Minutes

Financial Report: April 18, 2021

Weekly offering: $5020.00
Weekly receipts needed to meet budget: $3,097.93

Love Fund: $30.00
Memorial Fund: $50.00
One Great Hour of Sharing: $140.00


General fund receipts Year-to-Date: $49,076.80
General fund expenses paid Year-to-Date: $48,278.18
Budgeted Expenses Year-to-Date: $52,139.76

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