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From the Desk… Aug. 22

August 24, 2010

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My Son – “Pastor Peder” – is Being Installed Today I traveled to Wisconsin to be with my family in celebrating my son’s ordination worship service on Friday.  Today, his bishop installs him into his first pastoral call in a congregation in Brodhead, Wisconsin, located in south-central Wisconsin, very near the Illinois border.  It was […]

From the Desk… Aug. 15

August 23, 2010

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Today – Words From a Young Person of Faith: Brooke Lietzke I heard Bishop Mark Narum tell us last week about a young person from St. John who spoke at the synod assembly this year… and he thought that person needs to share her faith in a similar way here at St. John.  I therefore […]

From the Desk… Aug. 6

August 6, 2010

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Interim Ministry – 5 Congregational “Developmental Tasks” The Transition Team has done effective research into the nature of Intentional Interim Ministry and has communicated information to the congregation in a number of ways.  They have described pivotal ideas and strategies employed by congregations and interim pastors to provide focus and direction during a time of […]

In These Times

August 6, 2010

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Geoffrey’s been a “church guy” for most of his life. Even though he’s a young adult, he buys the idea of organized religion. He has elected not to follow the majority of his age cohort in the false choice of “rejecting religion in favor of spirituality.” Lately, though, Geoffrey has been rethinking his loyalties and what’s behind […]