Entries by Linda Owen

Summer Wednesdays with food and fun

Starting June 29, kids and adults of all ages are invited to join us for an early evening of summer food and fun from 6 to 7:15 p.m. We’ll enjoy a sandwich and salad bar supper, indoor and outdoor games for all ages, and a closing song and prayer. We’ll meet every other Wednesday night […]

Help Holy Hammers finish this year’s house

Good progress has been made on the house at 11 E. Maryland Ave. this year. You can check out the photos at: https://www.yogile.com/17812/all. However, due to the loss of three days because of rain and the complexity of the roof on this house, it is a bit behind schedule. As a result, Twin Cities Habitat […]

We are the church

By Rev. Jacob Kanake, Ph.D. — One of my goals today is to give a little education on American and church history. My brief studies show Americans have gone away from their roots. I pray all American churches can speak more on this subject and apply it to our lives today. The word “church” can […]

Gather the waters

As we gather again as a congregation in the fall, we will use the gift of water to symbolize the summer journeys that have refreshed us. Are there special water places that give you rest, adventure, rejuvenation? Save some water (best kept in the freezer until September!) and bring it with you to worship Sept. […]

Exploring our expectations of our new pastor

By Rev. Anne Swallow Gillis — Each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift….The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the Body of Christ. (Ephesians 4:7, 11-12) […]

Save the dates for pastoral search conversations

On three Sundays — June 26, July 24 and August 21 — our Sunday worship service will include about 45 minutes of small-group guided conversations. The Pastoral Search Committee wants to hear from you about your expectations of your new pastor. Each session will cover a different area of a pastor’s role. Make sure your […]

Outreach to Falcon Heights School: Can we expand?

Since January, we have joined with Como Park Lutheran Church in providing money for weekend food for three additional children at Falcon Heights Elementary School through the Sheridan Story project. Sheridan Story provides supplemental food for at-risk children throughout the Twin Cities area, partnering with local congregations and other community groups. Our church also has […]

New life, new hope

By Rev. Anne Swallow Gillis — As we have described in our recent church newsletter and also in our weekly TAB email, your Pastoral Search Committee is hard at work. The eight Committee members and I are reading a book that will help us lead guided conversations with you all about your expectations about the […]