This Week at Esther

Sunday services are recorded and can be found on our website under “Online Worship” and are posted to our Facebook page.

This Week at Esther

Sunday, April 2 – Palm Sunday

            8:30 am – WELCA

            9:00 am – Sunday School

            10:00 am – Worship w/Communion

            First Communion Class following worship

            Coffee Fellowship following worship

            2:00 pm –  Service at St. Williams led by First Lutheran

Wednesday, April 5

            9:00 am – Quilting Ministry 

Maundy Thursday, April 6

            6:15 pm – Skit Practice

            7:00 pm – Worship w/ Celebration of First Communion

Good Friday, April 7

            7:00 pm – Passion Drama

Sunday, April 9 – Easter Sunday

            7:00 am – Sunrise Worship w/Communion

            8:00 am – Easter Breakfast by our Youth

            10:00 am – Worship w/Communion

            2:00 pm –  Service at St. Williams led by Pastor Schwarz

News and Notes

First Communion Class will be held Sunday, April 2 after worship.  We are inviting 5th Graders and their parents and anyone who would like to learn more to attend.  All are welcome!

Caring Ministry will meet on Sunday, April 16 at 8:30 am. All are welcome to attend!  If you know of someone in need of prayer or care, or if you would like to be on the volunteer list to be notified when the Caring Ministry is asked to help, please contact or speak to Pastor Scott or Luella Thom.

The Parkers Prairie High School Student Council is planning for its annual Day of Caring. On Friday, May 19, the students of PPHS will be ready, willing, and able to help out in the community. If you would like help with spring clean up or have a special project that needs to get done in the Parkers Prairie, Urbank, and Miltona area, contact the PPHS Student Council Advisor David O’Brien at

Church Wish List:  8 1/2″ paper plates, 10″ paper plates, 9 oz cups, toilet paper, Kleenex, bathroom cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, Pine-Sol, 16″x25″x1″ furnace filters, 8 1/2″ x 11″ copy paper, 8 1/2″ x 14″ copy paper, postage stamps.

Luther Crest Bible Camp is still taking registrations for Summer Camp.  Go to to register your youth. 

Luther Crest is seeking summer help, if interested please apply on their website.  Besides Camp Counselors, there are free weeks of camp for high school students interested in Counselor-in-Training opportunities, as well as adult volunteer opportunities.  Check out their website for more info at .

The Esther Camp and Spiritual Growth Fund has been established to help our families pay for camp for our youth.  Scholarship applications can be found on our website under the Faith Formation” tab, as well as on the narthex table.

Serving In April

Pastor: Scott Hoecker                      Organist: Marcia Guenther, Brad Lambrecht

Altar Care: Linda Arvidson              Lay Reader: Lana Doll                     

Usher: Eugene Arvidson                  Communion Assistant:  Larry Doll

Acolytes:   April 2 – Peyton Skoglund, Sydney Lorine, Emma Arvidson

April 9, 7 am – NEED 3 VOLUNTEERS (Cross bearer and 2 acolytes)

April 9, 10 am – NEED 3 VOLUNTEERS (Cross bearer and 2 acolytes)




Tech Team:  Mike Lage, Jewel Townsend

Birthday Fellowship Family Servers (April 16):  Jerry & Yuvonne Anderson, Ernie & Georgia Hart, John & Shelly Hoppe, Scott & Christy Hart

Esther Lutheran Church, ELCA

“Knowing Christ-Making Christ Known through Faith, Hope and Love”

Pastor Scott Hoecker  –  Cell: (218) 355-0187    Email:

11019 625th Ave, Parkers Prairie, MN 56361 – Telephone:218-338-2171

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