Entries by Linda Owen

Christmas giving opportunities

This Christmas season, share the gifts of remembrance and warm clothing for those in need. Here are two opportunities: Christmas gifts for seniors We are collecting money donations and gift cards to purchase gifts for seniors at Lyngblomsten Care Center who do not have families or visitors to remember them at Christmas. The Lyngblomsten staff […]

Allies don’t rest

(Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11) By Rev. Rick King—When we discussed these two texts on Tuesday morning in Bible study this week, we all pretty much agreed that we liked Paul’s words in the second one a LOT better than Zephaniah’s in the first. Zephaniah is harsh, his God is angry at something the […]

Donations for Department of Indian Work

Our donations to the Department of Indian Work food shelf in November will emphasize hygiene items, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, assorted forms of soap, shampoo and women’s sanitary supplies. No government assistance covers these items, so recipients have to buy them with their limited incomes. In addition, we are still collecting coats and outerwear in good […]

Gifts for Lyngblomsten residents

We are collecting money and gift cards to purchase gifts for seniors at Lyngblomsten Care Center who do not have families or visitors to remember them at Christmas. In turn, the Lyngblomsten staff will use your donations to buy gift items for the residents. Suggested cards include Target, JCPenney, Walmart, Kohls and Macy’s. You can […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance this Sunday

Falcon Heights Church will observe Transgender Day of Remembrance Sunday, Nov. 19, during 10:30 a.m. worship. Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender woman, began the annual remembrance in 1999. Her purpose was to memorialize the murder of a transgender woman, Rita Hester, in Allston, Massachusetts. This Sunday, we will light candles and read the names of […]

Community Thanksgiving Eve service

On Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, Nov. 22, Falcon Heights Church will join other local churches in worship to give thanks for our many blessings. The 7 p.m. service is at Como Park Lutheran Church, 1376 Hoyt Ave. W., one block west of Hamline. Also participating is New Life Presbyterian Church in Roseville. Canned and dry goods […]

Ultralight with Jesus

(Matthew 9:35-10:14) By Rev. Rick King—For our honeymoon in 1997, Linda and I backpacked six miles in on the Kekekabic Trail in the Boundary Waters. We had planned to go further, but found the perfect campsite and decided to make it our base camp for day hikes and hanging out. It was wonderful: simplicity, solitude, […]

Choir and orchestra to offer Schubert mass Dec. 10

The Chancel Choir of Falcon Heights Church and a professional orchestra will present Schubert’s beautiful Mass in C at the Dec. 10 Sunday morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. This annual choral offering to our congregation and community is directed by Joel Johnson. Admission is free.

Christmas pageant to be presented Dec. 17

An all-ages cast will present Falcon Heights Church’s annual all-ages Christmas pageant during 10:30 a.m. worship Sunday, Dec. 17. Hamil the Camel, our giant camel puppet, stars in “Just a Lowly Camel,” written and directed by Margot Olsen. The musical performance retells the Christmas story in song, dance and humor.   Kids and adults will […]


(Matthew 5:1-12) By Rev. Rick King–The last few years, the word “blessed (blest)” has come into wide use, not just among religious people, but among all types. A quarterback is said to be “blessed” with good receivers; someone says they’ve had a good year in their business or the stock market by saying, “We’ve been […]