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Called to empathy

February 18th, 2019|0 Comments

By Bishop Ann Svennungsen What a weekend! On Saturday I was honored to convey the church’s deep gratitude at the funerals of John Nelson and Orval Westby, two pastors who’d been ordained for 63 and [...]

We. Are. Fam-i-ly.

February 4th, 2019|0 Comments

By Bishop Ann Svennungsen “My church is like a family!” It’s the most frequent answer I get when I ask what people like about their congregation. “We feel like a family.” There’s much to celebrate [...]

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Shutdown slowdown blues

January 28th, 2019|0 Comments

By Pastor Craig Pederson Before I felt the call to explore ordained ministry, I was a federal employee. Fresh out of college in the early 1990s, I secured a job as a claims representative for [...]

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