I want to encourage all of you to make every effort to be present for this Sunday’s meeting. Even if you feel you’ve already heard all that will be said. Even if you feel you’ve already said all you need to say. The value of this gathering is found not only in the content of our opinions, but in our presence with and for one another. To the person for whom this meeting is painful and scary, your presence may be a sign that they do not suffer alone. To the person who has spent countless hours planning, meeting, strategizing, and preparing, your presence may be a show of support and an expression of gratitude. We are not simply making one more decision, we are making all of these decisions together.
Message: A Week of Historic Joy and Lament
Dear Sisters and Brothers, How do we even begin to name the torrent of emotions that have washed over us this week, even on this single day? Like many of you, Kerry and I have sat in our living room, glued to our televisions, receiving news of new terrorist attacks across Europe and North Africa, watching … Continue reading Message: A Week of Historic Joy and Lament →
2012 Annual Report: Pastor’s Report
Pastor’s Report to the Congregation for 2012 Submitted by Pastor Erik Christensen In 2013 our denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), will be celebrating its 25th anniversary. Formed in 1988 as the merger of its predecessor bodies — the American Lutheran Church (ALC), the Lutheran Church in America (LCA), and the Association of … Continue reading 2012 Annual Report: Pastor’s Report →