April Encounter

Please read the attached newsletter. Happy Easter!

Additional Information

  • Maundy Thursday – Seder Meal at First Congregational Church in Monte –begins at 5:30 pm. Bring friends, family, anyone interested. This is a joint worship planned for Granite and for Monte folks. There is no service Maundy Thursday in Granite.
  • Good Friday – Self-meditation materials will be available for you to utilize all day at both the Montevideo and at the Granite Falls church. Karen Schmidt-Dill will be present at First Congregational Church from 5:00-7:00 pm and at Granite Falls UCC from 7:30-9:30 pm if you care to talk. This type of service is like an open house,. Come and go as you choose. There will also be meditative type music playing during these times.
  • Easter Sunday – Communion will be served along with Easter worship at both congregations.
  • The Worship and Membership Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 22 at 5:30 pm at the Church.


Schedule and Announcements for March 29


  • Mar. 29 @ 9:15 a.m. – Palm Sunday Worship
  • Apr. 1 @ 6:30 p.m. – Choir
  • Apr. 2 @ 5:30 p.m. – Seder Meal at Monte
  • Apr. 3 @ See below, Good Friday Church Open
  • Apr. 4 – Holy Saturday
  • Apr. 5 @ 9:15 a.m. – Easter Sunday Worship, Communion


  • Maundy Thursday (Apr. 2) Seder Meal at First Congregational Church in Monte—begins at 5:30. All are welcome.
  • Good Friday. Self-meditation materials available to utilize in Granite Falls UCC from 7:30-9:30 pm. Pastor Karen will be available if you would like to talk. The Montevideo First Congregational Church will be open from 5:00-7:00.
  • Visitors and Members: Until the plumbing is repaired – It is OK to use the upstairs toilet if you need it. The 5 gallon buckets of water are there for flushing. If you need assistance with the heavy pails, please ask for help. Thank you.

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns: Those who are hungry and food shelves everywhere and Dinner at Your Door people, Search Committee, Peggy Kvam’s mother having vision problems, health of the planet, peace and calming for people who are angry and say things they don’t mean.
  • Joys: Moisture coming.