Advent Dinner Como Park Lutheran Church 1376 Hoyt Avenue West, Saint Paul Sunday, December 22, 2019 5:00-7:00 p.m. Advent Dinner will be served from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., featuring Swedish meatballs, baked ham, rosemary potatoes, and lefsa. Cost for the meal is $9, $5 for children, $25 family maximum.
By Bob Hulteen We work together so that all experience gracious invitation into life-giving Christian community and live in just and healthy neighborhoods. Yep, if you’ve been to any synod event with Bishop Ann in the last five years, you’ve probably recited the synod’s mission statement. She has been able to drill this aspirational statement [...]
By Grace Corbin On the last Friday evening of November, surrounded by the winter-decorated sanctuary of Central Lutheran, I sat expectantly as I waited for Augsburg’s Vespers Service to begin. Augsburg Vespers is a concert and a worship experience, led by Augsburg’s Music Department and Campus Ministry. Maybe a few of you have attended this [...]
By Pastor John Hulden It’s Cyber Monday! I’m writing a blog instead of Christmas shopping online. You are welcome. We are also approaching the First Sunday in Advent. Sheesh, it’s either really hard or an amazing opportunity for us church-y folk during this time of Advent-waiting and Christmas-shopping. Although being counter-cultural is not easy, it [...]
By Bob Hulteen “Wait. Just wait.” The luminous blaze bouncing off the shiny red ornaments on a Christmas tree adorned with spray-can snow was too enticing. Homemade bows encircled the boxes adorned in green, red, and yellow, filling the space under the tree. I longed to "free" the treasures that awaited by a slow, methodical [...]
By Pastor John Hulden Aren’t we as Minnesotans blessed with the beauty of the changing of the seasons? Thursday was Thanksgiving. Friday was, well, Black. Yesterday was Christ the King Reign of Christ Sunday. That is followed by Cyber Monday. (OMGosh! I forgot to do all my Cyber Monday online shopping!) And now, Advent is [...]
By Bishop Ann Svennungsen We’re not always good at waiting. Stopped at a red light or standing behind several others in the checkout line, we become antsy, impatient. So, when Advent calls us into the spiritual practice of waiting – prayerful, expectant waiting – we’re not sure we like the invitation. Last year, however, I [...]
By Rev. Deb Stehlin, Director for Evangelical Mission As I’ve been out and about lately, I’ve noticed people wearing safety pins. It’s something that first started after the Brexit vote in Europe, as a sign that the person wearing the pin is “safe.” A person wearing a safety pin has decided to help if someone [...]