Real Presence

A Variety of Gifts … for the Common Good

By Bishop Ann Svennungsen There are a varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. Just as the body is one and has many members, so it is with Christ.  To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. (1 Corinthians 12) At our office, there is no time when the above [...]

2017-07-18T20:01:53-06:00May 2nd, 2017|Categories: From the Bishop|Tags: , , |

Overheard and overwhelmed

By Bob Hulteen, Director of Communications and Stewardship Running out the door of my house to catch the bus, I overheard a rather intimate conversation between a father and daughter as he accompanied her to the school just two blocks east. “That’s what being homeless means, honey,” he said. “We don’t have a house.” A [...]

2017-07-18T20:01:54-06:00September 30th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Real Presence

By Rev. Deb Stehlin, Director of Evangelical Mission  “The body of Christ, given for you.” It’s more than a bite of bread and sip of wine. This meal comes with a promise: Jesus has given his life away as gift, freeing and strengthening me for whatever life might throw at me. Real presence: I don’t [...]

2017-07-18T20:01:54-06:00September 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |