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A Spiritual Buffer?

by Beth Anderson, Synod Ministry Coordinator – 9/25/2015 “My soul is cast down within me; therefore I remember you . . .By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to

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Together, we build.

by Sherie Heine, Assistant to the Bishop 9/11/2015 “11 The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body

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The List and the Breath

by Bishop Mark Narum 9/2/2015 Where is God in the midst of the list? Do you remember as kid being taught – “Stop. Drop. Roll”? For those of you who say no it was a fire safety slogan, if your

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Where do pastors come from?

by Beth Anderson, DM, Synod Ministry Coordinator   8/28/2015 It is in the congregation where future ministry leaders are first shaped and formed. Over the past month, I’ve sat with call committees in search of a pastor, with current pastors as they

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Welcome Back… It’s going to be a great year!

by Sherie Heine, Assistant to the Bishop  8/17/2015 “…grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” I find it hard to believe we are once again at that time of year when school staff are

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Reunion

by Rev. Lisa Ahlness, Assistant to the Bishop 7/31/2015 Whether we are old-timers or newcomers, we are fed and nourished by the sacrament and by the community. . . High summer. Nature on the prairie is at its glorious finest.

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View through a windshield

by Sherie Heine, Assistant to the Bishop 7/24/2015 I’ve learned that even on roads I travel often there is nearly always something new to see. As you can imagine, I spend a fair amount of time in my car traveling

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Homecoming

by Bishop Mark Narum – 7/8/2015 “My sense is this is not a Sunday for simple answers to life’s complex questions.” 14King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, “John the baptizer has been

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Sacred Space . . . Holy Conversations. . .

by Sherie Heine, Assistant to the Bishop – 5/22/2015 Psalm 34:17 “Is anyone crying for help? God is listening, ready to rescue you.” I have been blessed by my time spent at infusion.  Of course, the infusion itself is a

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Letting Go . . .

by Beth Anderson, DM, Synod Ministry Coordinator – 5/14/2015 Do we sometimes become so wrapped up in the work of ministry, that we forget to leave room for the Holy Spirit to work among us? As I watch much needed rain fall outside

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