Annual Pastoral Report – June 2012

June 18, 2012

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Annual Pastoral Report – June 2012 – Pastor Ted Johanson “Early to Rise” – Building Renovation Ideas and Call Committee (Still Ongoing Processes) Even during my first week with Dekorra I heard concerns and ideas about the building and possible renovations.  As the issue was bantered about in the council meetings in late 2011 it […]

Sermon – June 17, 2012

June 18, 2012

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An interesting hymn to sing at this point in the church year… We are in the first weeks of the Pentecost Season in which we think about the working of God’s Spirit among the people of God. We think about the church – being the “Body of Christ” in worship and in the world of […]

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From the Desk of Pastor Ted… May 12, 2012

May 13, 2012

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Communion Focus – Once More I’ll use sermon time today to again focus on Holy Communion and our communion practices at Dekorra.  I’ve done this through much of the Easter season as a means of thinking about what it means that Jesus is risen, that Jesus is present among God’s people, that Jesus is with […]

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From the Desk of Pastor Ted… (May Newsletter)

April 24, 2012

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From the Desk of Pastor Ted…Notice of a Special Meeting of the Congregation: Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. Item 1. Enter Into A Preliminary Design Agreement Item 2. Approve the Funding for the Agreement What is This Meeting About?  What Will Be Decided? At the 2011 Annual Meeting, it was requested of the […]

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Special Congregational Meeting About a Contract with Architect

April 18, 2012

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Notice of a Special Meeting of the Congregation: Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. Item 1. Enter Into A Preliminary Design Agreement Item 2. Approve the Funding for the Agreement The council interviewed four architectural firms on April 10, 12, and 16.   On April 16 the council considered the interviews and decided to recommend […]

Pastoral Information and Perspectives for Dekorra’s Call Process

April 17, 2012

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Link to a PDF format of this document. To:       Dekorra Call Committee – Interviewing Pastors From:   Interim Pastor Ted Johanson Re:       Information and Pastoral Practices Date:   March 2012 I write this to provide some narrative descriptions of various practices and details that currently relate to the pastoral office at Dekorra.  This information might be useful […]

From the Desk of Pastor Ted… (April Newsletter)

April 3, 2012

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Holy Week Worship Services The following is the plan for worship at Dekorra during Holy Week: Palm/Passion Sunday – April 1: After beginning with a palm-procession into the sanctuary and a few readings I will present the passion narrative (Mark 14-15) in a dramatic fashion as I have been doing throughout Lent. Maundy Thursday – […]