Category Archives: Church Newsletter

What a Week

(My weekly church blogpost shared here, as our church website is in transition) Remind me not to take vacation during the last week in June ever again. I remember watching the Phil Donahue Show one summer in late June as a … Continue reading

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Talking about Politics and Sexuality at Church

This November, Minnesota voters will have the chance to accept or reject a proposed state constitutional amendment that would write a definition of marriage into the state constitution. Understanding the sensitivities that arise when talking in the church about either politics or … Continue reading

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Pastor’s Approach: Weddings

I’ve been writing monthly articles in my church newsletter about my approach to various aspects of congregational ministry – worship, sacraments, weddings, funerals, and so forth. A few months ago I wrote about weddings, but hadn’t yet posted the article … Continue reading

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Pastor’s Approach: Funerals

I’ve been writing monthly newsletter articles about my approach to various aspects of congregational ministry – worship, sacraments, weddings, funerals, and so forth. A few months ago I wrote about funerals, but hadn’t yet posted the article online. To see … Continue reading

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Pastor’s Approach: Praising God, Honoring Country

I’ve been writing monthly newsletter articles about my approach to various aspects of congregational ministry – worship, sacraments, weddings, funerals, and so forth. This month, I wrote about the intersection of patriotism and Christian worship. It is a variant on … Continue reading

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Pastor’s Approach: Holy Communion

This is the second in a new series of articles that I'm writing for my church newsletter. —– Several members of Grace have asked me how I go about doing baptisms, funerals, communion, and other areas of ministry. These are … Continue reading

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Pastor’s Approach: Baptism

This is the first in a new series of articles that I’m writing for my church newsletter. —– Several members of Grace have asked me how I go about doing baptisms, funerals, communion, and other areas of ministry. These are … Continue reading

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