Feb
18
Tue
Pastor Meta’s Book Launch: Ordinary Blessings @ Moon Palace Books
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Pastor Meta's Book Launch: Ordinary Blessings @ Moon Palace Books

Join Meta Carlson to celebrate the launch of her first book, “Ordinary Blessings: Prayers, Poems and Meditations for Everyday Life”.

Doors open at 6:30pm and it gets real right at 7:00pm. This event is family-friendly – you can come late, leave early or stay for the whole event! Meta is hosting a champagne toast and cookie bar. Geek Love Cafe is right on site with delicious pizza, salad, and beverages for purchase.

I suggest you purchase during the party directly from Moon Palace Books. But you can see the book here.

Special thanks to editor and writing coach Ellie Roscher for emceeing the conversation. Here’s what Ellie has to say about Ordinary Blessings:

“In Ordinary Blessings, Meta invites us to dance and say no and live our truth. To turn on the music and make a mess. To love one another as daily acts of resistance…Turns out there is grace in fort blankets and cool wind and blood…Her writing is accessible and beautiful, dusting off our stale ideas of prayer and offering us God’s healing in the places we hurt the most…So much blessing bursting forth from such a little book.”

Pastor Meta is the Bethlehem Lutheran “Spirit Garage Motherchurch” pastor who serves out in Minnetonka.

Feb
23
Sun
Worship @ Hook & Ladder Theater
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am
Worship @ Hook & Ladder Theater | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

Spirit Garage gathers for worship Sundays – Live and In Person.

Hook & Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis, on the corner of Minnehaha and Lake Streets

Online worship through Twitter and Facebook

Feb
25
Tue
“Red State Christians” Book Discussion @ Moon Palace Books
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
"Red State Christians" Book Discussion @ Moon Palace Books

Our next book discussion is Angela Denker‘s “Red State Christians: Understanding the Voters who Elected Donald Trump.” Angela is a local lutheran pastor who traveled the country and spoke with Christians in red states, to find out how Donald Trump, a thrice-married, no-need-of-forgiveness, blustery billionaire who rarely goes to church, won more Evangelical Christian votes than any candidate in history on his way to winning the 2016 US presidential election.  We’ll discuss this book over three sessions. Grab a bite to eat or drink in the Geek Love cafe and then head upstairs for the discussion.

The book will be available at Moon Palace Books for 20% off. You’ll find it displayed in the front of the store on the shelves with other book clubs.

Red State Christian Book Discussion Dates and assignments:

February: Intro-Chapter 4

March: Chapters 5-8

April: Chapters 9-Conclusion

In Red State Christians, readers will get an honest look at the Christians who gave the presidency to the unlikeliest candidate of all time. From booming, wealthy Orange County megachurches to libertarian farmers in Missouri to a church in Florida where the pastors carry guns to an Evangelical Arab American church in Houston to conservative Catholics on the East Coast–the picture she paints of them is enlightening, at times disturbing, but always empathetic. A must-read for those hoping to truly understand how Donald Trump became president.

Feb
26
Wed
Ash Wednesday Worship Service @ Squirrel Haus Arts
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ash Wednesday Worship Service @ Squirrel Haus Arts

Ash Wednesday worship service is a contemplative time for us to consider our mortality and smallness in the world and is the start of the liturgical season of Lent.

We will gather to sing, pray, meditate and commune in a more thoughtful and somber style.

Mar
1
Sun
Worship @ Hook & Ladder Theater
Mar 1 @ 10:30 am
Worship @ Hook & Ladder Theater | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

Spirit Garage gathers for worship Sundays – Live and In Person.

Hook & Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis, on the corner of Minnehaha and Lake Streets

Online worship through Twitter and Facebook

Mar
6
Fri
Garage Ladies’ Aid Serves at Provision Restaurant @ Provision Restaurant
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Garage Ladies' Aid Serves at Provision Restaurant @ Provision Restaurant

Sign up to serve at Provision Restaurant!

Provision Restaurant serves people, regardless of their ability to pay. They exist with the help of volunteers and donations, making every effort to provide our neighbors with a fully-engaging dining experience in a warm and friendly atmosphere.  This experience includes a nutritious feast and exceptional service. Although financial contributions are encouraged and appreciated, all are welcome to dine with us regardless of their ability to pay for the day’s meal.  

Provision Community Restaurant is a volunteer-based organization.

Garage Ladies’ Aid is taking the 2nd shift: 6 to 8:30 p.m. There is a first shift – 4 to 6:30 p.m. We could also sign up for that one if there is interest from a couple of people. Please note if you’d be interested in the first shift and we can add on. Sign up here. 

Volunteer Roles/Primary Tasks

  • cashier-accepting voluntary contributions from diners
  • dishwasher-washing dishes during and after meal service
  • server-family-style service (large platters and bowls served and refilled as needed)
  • busser-clearing dishes during and after meal service
  • host/greeter-welcoming and guiding guests through their dining experience

Additional Volunteer Tasks

Set-up:

  • Set tables for dinner service
  • Prepare service stations with serving utensils, extra silverware, napkins, etc
  • Prepare beverages (coffee, water) for service

Clean-up:

  • Clear and wipe tables and chairs
  • Sweep/Mop dining area
  • Clean all dishes, cooking and preparation surfaces, sink and equipment
  • Take garbage and recyclables to proper disposal area
Mar
8
Sun
Spirit Garage Town Hall Meeting @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
Mar 8 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Spirit Garage Town Hall Meeting @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge

Spirit Garage Annual Town Hall Meeting

It’s that time of year again, when we have the “State of the Church” address; think about what we’ve done in the last year and where things are going in the future.

Come for worship, stay for the meeting!

You’ll get a financial update and hear about some of the back end things we think about at Spirit Garage. And as always, we’ll be making decisions about our 2020 partners in giving.

Oh, and there’s Lunch!

Because we like to have communion and be community. Thanks for being a part of it!

Worship @ Hook & Ladder Theater
Mar 8 @ 11:30 am
Worship @ Hook & Ladder Theater | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

Spirit Garage gathers for worship Sundays – Live and In Person.

Hook & Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis, on the corner of Minnehaha and Lake Streets

Online worship through Twitter and Facebook

Mar
15
Sun
Worship @ Hook & Ladder Theater
Mar 15 @ 11:30 am
Worship @ Hook & Ladder Theater | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

Spirit Garage gathers for worship Sundays – Live and In Person.

Hook & Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis, on the corner of Minnehaha and Lake Streets

Online worship through Twitter and Facebook

Mar
17
Tue
“Red State Christians” Book Discussion @ Moon Palace Books
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
"Red State Christians" Book Discussion @ Moon Palace Books

Our next book discussion is Angela Denker‘s “Red State Christians: Understanding the Voters who Elected Donald Trump.” Angela is a local lutheran pastor who traveled the country and spoke with Christians in red states, to find out how Donald Trump, a thrice-married, no-need-of-forgiveness, blustery billionaire who rarely goes to church, won more Evangelical Christian votes than any candidate in history on his way to winning the 2016 US presidential election.  We’ll discuss this book over three sessions. Grab a bite to eat or drink in the Geek Love cafe and then head upstairs for the discussion.

The book will be available at Moon Palace Books for 20% off. You’ll find it displayed in the front of the store on the shelves with other book clubs.

Red State Christian Book Discussion Dates and assignments:

February: Intro-Chapter 4

March: Chapters 5-8

April: Chapters 9-Conclusion

In Red State Christians, readers will get an honest look at the Christians who gave the presidency to the unlikeliest candidate of all time. From booming, wealthy Orange County megachurches to libertarian farmers in Missouri to a church in Florida where the pastors carry guns to an Evangelical Arab American church in Houston to conservative Catholics on the East Coast–the picture she paints of them is enlightening, at times disturbing, but always empathetic. A must-read for those hoping to truly understand how Donald Trump became president.