Open Door is a place where we desire to be completely honest with ourselves, God, and others. We don't have all the answers - in fact, we keep discovering new questions. But change begins when we are real about the challenges in our lives and in our faith. Without a doubt, this is the struggle. Join us as we engage in the struggle of becoming fully alive in God.

 

In the midst of all that is uncertain in our world right now, we know that the power of God has not changed, the truth of Scripture has not changed and the hope we have in Jesus has not changed. We continue to be called to fix our eyes on Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith. And we continue to be called to live for the sake of others, maybe even more so right now. 

 

The best source of information about COVID-19 is the CDC’s website.

If you have any questions about what’s happening around here, please send us an email at info@thedoor.org.

We will be continuing to update this page in the weeks ahead.


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Sundays, Opportunities & Events        OPEN HOME        Need Help?

Offer to Help        Navigating the New Resources         Giving

SUNDAY MORNINGS, opportunities & RESOURCES

  • sunday services

    We currently have four ways you can participate in Sunday Services! 

    1. IN-PERSON at both 9am and 11am on Sunday mornings. You will need to RSVP (space limited), wear your face covering and bring your air high fives and elbow bumps. You can find more info about this opportunity on the Together Again webpage.

    2. LIVE STREAMED: We are live streaming both services on our Facebook page.

    3. VIRTUAL CHURCH: You also know it as The Gathering@9. For this season we have transitioned this opportunity into Virtual Church. We deeply value creating a space for all our people to connect on Sunday morning and, therefore, we’re going to have a “virtual church” where we gather at 8:45 to watch the 9am service together and then discuss it in small groups after the service from 10-10:30. Email Rose to receive the Zoom link to join Virtual Church.

    4. ON DEMAND: All our services are available here after the fact to watch anytime you want! 
  • LENT 2021

    As a community of followers/apprentices of Jesus, we recognize that central to the way of Jesus is His prayer life, and in turn, the center point of our life with him is prayer. During Lent we will be studying the prayer life of Jesus in order to move into deeper understanding and practice of communion with God. 


    LENT PRACTICES & RESOURCES

    • Practice 1 - GENEROSITY: We are participating in MN Foodshare. We are collecting donations of food / cleaning supplies / personal hygiene products. More info >>

    • Practice 2 - PRAYER WALL: Over Lent we're going to watch the prayers of our family grow. Outside in the circle drive you can participate in our outdoor prayer response. Grab a strip of cloth, write your prayer on it and tie it to the metal cord. Visit as many times as you want. You can also email your request to info@thedoor.org and a staff member will add your prayer to the wall. Visit as many times as you wish!

    • Practice 3 - INDIVIDUAL REFLECTION: We are using Prayer Journals to help us make space for God to speak by noticing, wondering and sensing. Prayer Journals are available each Sunday. Want us to mail you one? Let us know here

      Use the Sermon Discussion Guide to help guide your time of reflection.
      2.28.21 Guide
      3.7.21 Guide
      3.14.21 Guide
      3.21.21 Guide
      3.28.21 Guide

    • ASH WEDNESDAY BENEDICTION: Zachary McLellan, an Open Door congregant, wrote a beautiful benediction for our Ash Wednesday Service. Grab a copy here!
  • Groups & online opportunities for connection

    Let's continue to stay closely connected and care well for one another in this time.
    • Our spring opportunities provide encouraging environments and opportunities to grow and nurture our life with Jesus, together through connection with God and others. Check them out here.
    • Next Youth: Programming began Oct. 7. For more info and to register contact youth@thedoor.org.

  • resources for support & community

need help or prayer / Want to help or pray

As the Church, we have the incredible opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus as we care for those around us. Even as our daily lives have changed, the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of people have not. 


NEED HELP?:  Let us know the needs you have, and we will work to pair you with someone who can help to meet that need. (Examples: grocery/prescription pickup and delivery, prayer, connection with someone) Not sure it’s something we might be able to do?  Ask. If we can, we will. We’ll consider any need. We care about you and want to serve you.

  • I Have a Need form
  • For illness, hospitalization, or death contact Annie-Claude | atoll@thedoor.org | 763-416-5846, ext 1300
  • For prayer (or to pass along prayer requests) leave a message on the Prayer Line | 763-416-5846, ext 1374
  • For pastoral counseling* contact Bob | bob@thedoor.org | 763-416-5846, ext 1302 (*note: this is not professional therapy)


I WANT TO HELP: Want to come alongside someone in need? Let us know you would like to help, and we'll pair you with someone who has a need. (Examples: grocery/prescription/supplies pickup and delivery*, connecting with someone over the phone) 

(*Note: you are not responsible to pay for grocery/prescription/supply pickup)


Let's keep finding ways to make people feel that they are not alone. Use your imagination and technology to stay in touch. What would it look like for you to call, text, or email one person each day to ask how they’re doing and let them know they aren’t alone? What would it look like to connect with your elderly neighbor or that family down the street about needs they may have?

navigating the new

This webpage is filled with resources to help us navigate this new way of life. Together we can learn to live and grow and thrive in the days ahead. 


Check back often as we continue to add more resources. 

giving

It is through your tithes and offerings that our staff are able to support our church and community. While it may be tempting to hold tight during times of uncertainty, we ask that you remain faithful in giving. 


If you normally give in person, you can mail a check

(9060 Zanzibar Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55311), use online giving or text2give. All options are safe, secure and simple to do! As always, your gifts are tax-deductible.

 

TEXT2GIVE: Use your mobile device to send a text to 28950. Type OD followed by a space and the dollar amount you want to give (i.e. OD 50). 

 

ONLINE GIVING: Make a one-time donation online.

To make a donation from your checking account or to create a recurring donation, login to Your Door (our online church database).

 

Questions?! Email egiving@thedoor.org