Advent Devotion December 7

By: Ella Cleveland Readings: Psalm 126, Isaiah 40:1-11, Romans 8:22-25 In Advent, as we wait in hope, we are enlarged as a pregnant woman. (Romans 8:25) What will the baby we are waiting for be like? In the afternoons I read with John, age seven, a second grader at Thomson...

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Advent Devotion December 5

By: Bianca Vazquez Readings: Luke 1:68-79, Malachi 4:1-6, Luke 9:1-6 I have spent this past week asking myself, “how is it possibly Thanksgiving already?” And I think that I’m not alone. Days and weeks and months pass by, going through the motions and checking off things on to-do lists, and...

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Advent Devotion December 4

By: Aria Christenson Readings: Luke 1:68-79, Malachi 3:13-18, Philippians 1:18b-26 I have been thinking about commitments in the three months since I’ve moved to Washington DC from Minnesota. Some of these thoughts are encouraged by Lutheran Volunteer Corps’ encouragement to frame work and community life in terms of written and...

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Advent Devotion December 3

By: Kristen Kane Readings: Luke 1:68-79, Malachi 3:5-12, Philippians 1:12-18a 78 By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, 79 to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way...

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Advent Devotion December 2

Readings: Psalm 90, Isaiah 1:24-31, Luke 11:29-32 It’s early in Advent, with our theme Waiting in Grace, and we get the chance to read some scriptures that stretch us. Yet maybe stretching is important, because we gain an ongoing understanding of our need for God’s grace. Psalm 90 begins by...

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Advent Devotion December 1

Readings: Psalm 90, 2 Samuel 7:18-29, Revelation 22:12-16 “You sweep them away; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning; in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers.” –Psalm 90:5-6 The mystic poet Rumi offers some wisdom on...

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Advent Devotion November 30

By: Christiana Lundholm Readings: Psalm 90, Numbers 17:1-11, 2 Peter 3:1-18 But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness,...

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Worship Changes

Congregational Meeting — Sunday, October 4th after the 10 AM Service The following is a letter from our Congregational Council President regarding proposed worship enhancements: Letter from Council President, Jackson Droney The Congregational Council will be hosting question and answer forums during the 10:00 o’clock hour on September 20 and September 27. Please feel free to...

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Morning Meditation with Heron

Pastor Karen — August 2015 While I was on summer vacation, I spent an overnight with a dear friend at her lovely lake house. Early on Saturday morning we got up and when out on kayaks. I had talked about Herons the day before. I am always on the lookout...

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