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First Congregational Church Cannon Falls June 13, 2021 Service, Pastor: Grace Anderson, Music Director: Dawn Husmann; SCRIPTURE: Psalm 92:1-4; 12-15, Mark 4:26-34; SERMON: “Seeds of our Faith”

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First Congregational Church Cannon Falls June 6, 2021 Service, Pastor: Grace Anderson, Music Director: Dawn Husmann; Scripture: Psalm 138 & Mark 3:20-35, SERMON “Family”

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First Congregational Church Cannon Falls May 30 2021 Service

Recording of the May 30, 2021 Service.

Pastor: Grace Anderson

Music Director: Dawn Husmann;

SCRIPTURE Isaiah 6:1-8Romans 8:12-17

SERMON “Living in the Spirit”

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Happy Birthday, Church! Rev. Grace Anderson (Pastor Grace) will lead the Pentecost Sunday Services, in-person at the First Congregational Church. Services beginning at 9:30 a.m. Masks and social distancing as well as other COVID protocols will be required for the time being. For those unable to attend, the service will be recorded and posted early in the week.

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First Congregational Church Cannon Falls May 16 2021 Service

Recording of the May 16, 2021 Service.

Guest Pastor: Jeanne Bringgold-Pro,

Music Director: Dawn Husmann;

SCRIPTURE John 17: 6-19

SERMON “Otherworldly”

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Recording of the May 9, 2021 Service. Guest Pastor Bill Peterson; Music Director, Dawn Husmann; Special Music By Emily Peterson

Scripture: John 15:9-17

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Recording of the May 2, 2021 Service. Guest Pastor: Grace Anderson, Music Director: Dawn Husmann;

Scripture: John 15:1-8

Title: Rooted in Our Faith

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By unanimous consent, the First Congregational Church of Cannon Falls called Rev. Grace Anderson as their Designated Pastor.  She replaces Rev. Glen Herrington-Hall who retired April 30th, 2021.  Rev. Anderson will serve the church in a focused position for a two year term.  A designated pastor is eligible to move to a permanent call, if that is desired. Rev. Anderson went to the seminary after a career in television production; she has served at hospitals and hospices with a certification in grief counseling.  She resides in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota with her adult daughter and grand-kitty.

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This Sunday, May 2nd, the Rev. Grace Anderson will lead our worship and after the service we will convene a congregational meeting to consider issuing a call to Pastor Grace to serve a 2-year term as a designated pastor.

A designated pastorate is when a congregation calls someone for a specific period of time to serve as pastor with a particular focus. In this case, we would be asking Rev. Anderson to lead the First Congregational through a period of discernment about what our future might hold. A designated pastor tends to serve longer than an interim and also is eligible to move to a permanent call, if that is desired.

Please make every effort to attend the service and meeting afterwards. All necessary protocols involving masks, singing and social distancing will be in effect. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the church office.

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