Worship at 8:30am and 10:30am. Sermon by Jackie Falk. Special music for the 10:30 service will include the second movement of J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #2 and three selections from Rutter’s “Requiem”. The choir will be accompanied by Alison Wood (oboe), Kim Anderson (flute), Nathan Holst (violin), and Wendy Durrwachter (piano). We will welcome new members and celebrate the baptism of Coralie Nusbaum.
11:45am: Acting for Justice Hub meets in the Music Room.
Winnie LaPrairie will join us for this Sunday’s Adult Forum at 9:30am in the Fireside Room. Many of us here at Peace Church have purchased wild rice that Winnie’s husband harvested before his death. She speaks to us in gratitude. Come hear her story on Sunday at 9:30am in the Fireside Room!
From a story on MPR: Winnie LaPrairie’s voice quivered as she recounted the days-long fight last February to save her husband’s body from an autopsy that would disrupt his journey to the spirit world: a request to release his body rebuffed, a court order that yielded no immediate results, and hours standing in the cold in protest. “I still could not take him home. I was heartbroken,” LaPrairie, a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, told state lawmakers. “Everything that my family went through could happen tomorrow or to someone else. Please don’t let that happen.” LaPrairie’s struggle fueled a push for a new state law allowing religious exemptions to autopsies. The law was passed last May. It requires medical examiners to notify a family of a planned autopsy and gives the family the option to object on religious grounds. But it also provides an avenue for autopsies to proceed in cases of crime investigations, concerns about public health, and a dozen other instances of “compelling state interest.”