September 20, 2021

17th Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Javen Swanson

Today’s scripture readings: Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 54; James 3:13–4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37 Two summers ago, our denomination became the country’s first “sanctuary church

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September 5, 2021

15th Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Lois Pallmeyer

Dear Friends in Christ, God’s grace and peace be with you. Amen. They say a parent is never happier than

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August 29, 2021

14th Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Bradley E. Schmeling

Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23  This summer, Kyrstin Schwarz, our Rockstar children’s ministry director used the Disney Pixar movie, “Inside Out”

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August 16, 2021

Mary, Mother of Our Lord; Pastor Javen Swanson

Today’s scripture readings: Isaiah 61:7-11; Psalm 34:1-9; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 1:46-55 I made it through the entire reading of that Gospel lesson without

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August 1, 2021

10th Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Javen Swanson

Today’s scripture readings: Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15; Psalm 78:23-29; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35 Early on in the pandemic, in those first weeks after the entire

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July 25, 2021

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, July 25, 2021, Pastor Lois Pallmeyer

Dear Friends in Christ, God’s grace and peace be with you.  Amen So how’s it going? Are you feeling well-nourished

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July 18, 2021

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Bradley E. Schmeling

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 The Japanese call it shinrin yoku:  forest bathing.  Florence Williams, a journalist who writes about the connection

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July 11, 2021

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Bradley E. Schmeling

Mark 6:14-29 If you’ve visited any art museum, you’ve no doubt seen a rendering of today’s gospel text.  From Caravaggio

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July 4, 2021

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Javen Swanson

Today’s scripture readings: Ezekiel 2:1-5; Psalm 123; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13 A few years ago—long before any of us imagined a global

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