Living Table is a compassionate community drawn together in Christ to embody love, seek justice, and invite healing.

A diverse group of cartoon people using different phones and laptops set up for worship service; the Living Table logo, which represents our altar, is the altar in this image.
welcoming Fox after Baptism
parents, sponsors, pastor and Fox, after Baptism at Living Table UCC
Easter bonnets
Colorful bonnets seen at Living Table on Easter Sunday.
How Matilda, a Minnesota Moose, Saw the First Christmas
Christmas Eve Early Service narrative read by Pastor Rachael, in spotlight, against a dimly lit sanctuary in blue light decorated for Christmas with a star, Advent words, and large Advent candle stands around the altar. Image by Erika Sanborne Media.

We are W.I.S.E. which means that we are welcoming, inclusive, supportive, and engaged with persons who have mental health challenges

We believe in just peace which means that world peace will be achieved through justice for all

We are open and affirming which means that we welcome QT (queer and/or trans) people intentionally, and people of all gender identities and sexual orientations

We strive to be anti-racist which means we commit to seeking and supporting racial justice for all peoples

We believe that God is still speaking in sacred and contemporary texts and through creation itself

Living Table logo
Living Table is spelled out above a rainbow table top with two, strong tree-shaped legs with the United Church of Christ logo beneath.

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Needing community in winter months
Cardinals gathering at a snow-covered birdfeeder. Image courtesy of GeorgiaLens via Pixabay.

Pastoral Notes

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How is it With Your Spirit in This Freezing February?

We are together on this journey through life. If you are feeling disconnected or isolated, there are several ways to connect with others and remember you are part of a loving, caring community.

overlay of AI and writing
Overlay of graphs and charts on top of a human hand writing on a hand-held tablet; image licensed from Envato.

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Will AI Such as ChatGPT Write Sermons and Other Church Things?

This week we tested ChatGPT to see how replaceable our human resources may be.

Faith might be a super power.
Cartoon outline of a caped super hero. The figure is filled with words such as “Welcoming,” “Calm,” “Grounded,” “Curious” and others. Image courtesy of John Hain via Pixabay.

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Thinking about Super Powers and Faith

A super power would be cool. Is it possible that faith is a kind of super power?

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Poets needed for Lent
A black fountain pen against a blurred orange background. Image courtesy of Christine Sponchia via Pixabay.

RAT Seeks Poetry Writers for Lent

If you write poetry and would like to share your gifts with the community, RAT would like to have an original poem for each Sunday in Lent.

Masks Required
Yellow round emoji pillow wearing a white mask. Image courtesy of Alexa via Pixabay.

COVID Policy Updates for Sunday, February 5

Living Table and Spirit remain “masks required.” Lake Nokomis Lutheran is “masks welcome but optional.”

Money Report
Paper money is overlayed in various denominations. Image courtesy of Karolina Grabowska via Pexels.

Money Report January 28, 2023

Money Report for the week ending January 28, 2023.

Second Wednesday Coffee Hour
Coffee maker and full cup of coffee ready for guests at New Branches Second Wednesday Coffee Hour.

Lake Nokomis Lutheran Hosts New Branches Second Wednesday Coffee Hour

Everyone is invited to the New Branches Second Wednesday Coffee Hour on February 8, 2023, at 10 am.