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3rd May

2020

Fourth Sunday after Easter, May 3, 2020   John 10:1-10 Story of The Good Shepherd. God’s Story – my story! I grew up on a farm in Iowa. We were strange farmers; we raised chickens and sheep, not the typical cows and pigs. The ...

1st May

2020

A May Day Global Perspective                                                                                       (May Day aka: May Basket Day)  May...

10th Apr

2020

Open Scripture John 18:1-19:42 Now there was a garden in the place where he was crucified, and in the garden there was a new tomb in which no one had ever been laid. 19:41 Join the Conversation  I wrote this Good Friday reflection ...

23rd Mar

2020

In response to the spread of COVID 19, how do we as humans participate and experience life in relationship to one another as global citizens, family members, and people of faith? The questions, conversations, and decisions are complex ...

20th Mar

2020

Today, 03.20.2020 is Mister Rogers Birthday. What would Mister Rogers, the voice of kindness, wisdom and reassurance have to say to us today about the pandemic in our world? I can hear his calming voice reassuring us –can you? Mister ...

12th Mar

2020

Connecting Church and Home during COVID-19 … Mealtime prayer, during this time of physical distancing and extra hours spent in our homes, is an effective faith practice that can bring joy, laughter, and connect us to God and one ...

23rd Feb

2020

Knowledge of child development is core to being an effective administrator or teacher. How does one seamlessly integrate faith development into the entire day of the child who attends one of our ELCA associated schools or early ...

17th Oct

2019

Songs of Faith – An All-Age, Cross†Generational Reformation Celebration Worship leaders and Christian education coordinators – be courageous! Combine the ideas offered below and create something new. If education hour is the ...

16th Oct

2019

The term CROSS†OVER means two or more things brought together for a new purpose. When wearing a crossover shoe one can transition seamlessly from walking to jogging into aerobics. A crossover car features the best of a passenger ...

8th Aug

2019

The ritual of the Blessing of the Backpacks has grown since I first experienced it at Gloria Dei Lutheran in Phoenix, AZ 20 years ago.  Glossy, professionally created postcards were sent to households in several zip codes surrounding ...