• Bulletin for Sabbath April 4, 2020

Sabbath school 10:00 am



Adult Sabbath school



0-5 children SS class



6-9 Primary


10-12 Powerpoint



13-15 Real time Faith



16 -18 Upstream



Baptism Class




Please join the live stream for the service at 11:00 am

Worship Service



Pastor Nakwan Kitching

Children’s Story


Camille Kitching

Intercessory Prayer


Pastor Nakwan Kitching

Worship in GIving


Pastor Nakwan Kitching

Reading of the Word

2 Kings 5: 9-14

Pastor Nakwan Kitching

The Spoken Word

“Down But Not Out”

Pastor Nakwan Kitching



Pastor Nakwan Kitching


Church Announcements

There is NO PARKING in the tax accountant lot through April 15!

First reading for the board meeting on April 12th at Noon in the conference room.

Church Mortgage! ...  As you know, we are working toward paying off the mortgage. If Every Person gave an extra $6 a week minimum, we will be done in 2023! Please, don't forget to give your contribution and mark it as Mortgage in whichever way you choose to give.  If you have any questions, please see Nichole Broner.

Community Services is in great need of help. Please come on Thursdays between 4-6 pm to help unload and pack food, sort, set up, serve food/clothing and clean up. We do not have enough volunteers.

Pastor Kitching Office Hours (*By Appointment Only), Tuesday: 9 am-2 pm, Wednesday: 3:30-5:30 pm, Thursday: 9-2 pm. To schedule an appointment with the pastor, please email minneapolisfirst@gmail.com

Come join us for midweek prayer and Bible study “Order my Steps” a journey through Psalms 119. Wednesdays, Bible Study 6:00pm - 7:00pm, prayer 7:00PM - 7:15pm. You can tune in online at  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/349347989 or via phone at 571-317-3116, Access Code: 349-347-989.

Clothing Sharing needs winter jackets for all ages and sizes.

Stuck at home on Sabbath? Experience the blessing live online at minneapolisfirst.org

Opportunities to give: You can help support our church by giving tithes and offerings online at our website, or via CashApp $mpls2315nicollet. Also, checks can be mailed to 2315 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55304.

The church prayer line phone number is 612-351-3093, access code 724197#. The prayer line meets at 5:00am.

If you have an announcement for the bulletin, the deadline is Wednesday at 12:00 Noon.  Please have your council head send it to minneapolisfirst@gmail.com.  Any submissions after this time may not be put in the bulletin until the next week.

Are you on the church email or WhatsApp lists? If not, contact the church clerk via email at minneapolisfirst@gmail.com.  This is a good way to know what’s going on at the church and around us.

If you need any audio visual needs: slideshow, special music, etc. Please email us at minneapolisfirst.av@gmail.com.

We are all reminded that we have recycling bins throughout the church, please be mindful what you put in them.

Please leave the parking space in front of the shed for Pastor to park.

From the Conference


Administrative Assistant Job Opening

The Minnesota Conference Administration is looking for an administrative assistant to support our departments of education and youth, among other responsibilities. Requirements: must be an Adventist church member in regular standing, excellent customer service skills, detail oriented, familiar with or willing to learn various software applications, able to write and speak fluently in English. Preferred: able to speak and write fluently in Spanish, experience working with Adventist education and Pathfinders/Adventurers, highly self-motivated. Pay ranges from $16 to $21 per hour. Interested parties should contact Savannah Carlson at scarlson@mnsda.com.

To our Church Members and the Church Community,

Many of you are aware of the serious health situation affecting various part of the world, including some parts of our country, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19 illness). Many are wondering what the Conference is doing to inform the membership. We want to recommend taking these commonsense precautions to safeguard your personal health as recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

    If you are symptomatic (fever, coughing, sneezing, body aches, etc.) do not go out in public where you can infect others. The common influenza/flu virus is also very active right now and has killed more people already this year than COVID-19. If you’re sick, stay home!
    Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
    Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
    If someone in your house is sick, stay home to avoid unknowingly spreading the virus to others. Self-quarantining yourself is making the right choice for you and your community. Arrange for work-at-home, learn-at-home, and worship-at-home options.
    If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, please seek medical evaluation.


Let’s all try our best to safeguard health and wellbeing in our churches, schools, homes, workplaces and communities. Because this is an ongoing situation that is evolving quickly, here are some resources for you to review should you wish to seek further information.


What You Should Know About the Coronavirus


Prevention & Treatment


What To Do If You Are Sick


Ways to Keep Your Community Healthy


Frequently Asked Questions


Information Regarding COVID-19



We are deeply saddened to announce that John M. Bedell, Maplewood Academy principal, has accepted a teaching position at Forest Lake Academy for the 2020-2021 school year.
We want to thank Mr. Bedell for all he has achieved during his tenure as principal of our beloved school. We have appreciated his dedication to Adventist Education as he partnered with the Conference Administration. Please keep the MWA Board and Personnel Committee in your prayers as they start the search process.
May God bless you all.