6039 – 40th Street North, Oakdale (The corner of 120 & 40th Street North)
We are holding worship online and limited seating in the sanctuary at this time.
- We invite our membership and visitors to participate in Sunday services:
May 21, 2020
Greetings Members and Visitors of House of Prayer.
I want you to know that you are all in my daily thoughts and prayers. I know that everyone is anxious to get back together. Both, concerned about this virus and the possibility of getting it and with the hope and desire to see people that we know and have been missing for these past two months. And yet, I believe, for the safety of our members and guests we have much to do to be ready for that day.
We are assembling a team to help us become ready to “reopen” worship services and other live ministry at House of Prayer. We will need to figure out what is best for us all to come back together and this is bigger that what I can do, or even with the help of the council. So be thinking if you have gifts that might be helpful. Gifts for organization, medical knowledge, enjoy caring for others, etc… You will be needed to help get us ready, not only for our own people, but for the many who have joined us online who may find a place with us when we reopen.
I am excited about the prospect of working with you all toward the time we can come back to worship and be together again. It is very likely that this will happen in phases, similarly to what the Governor has proposed for MN. Our phases might look something like this. Phase 1 – Staff return to the building, (Kim and Pastor Dan) at different times of the day and week. Phase 2 – Limited Gatherings: Possible drive-in worship in our parking lot and small community gatherings of 10 or less (possible bonfires at our fire pit for example), small group bible studies etc…. Phase 3 – Limited Worship in our House of Prayer building based upon physical distancing requirements. And, some day Phase 4 – Fully open. We will all need to pray for phase 4!
Please, keep the lines of communication open.
We are all definitely in this together!
May God bless you and keep you safe. In Christ’s love,
Serving Oakdale, North St. Paul, Maplewood and Woodbury
Our community of faith is filled with the joy and laughter. We know that it is by faith in God we are saved. And Jesus Christ carried our burdens to the cross. It is with this knowledge of salvation and the help of the Holy Spirit that we look out into a world in need and respond in service to the neighborhood and around the world.
We invite you to come and see what this community is all about and join us as we journey together with Christ.
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