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Elected at Conference Assemblies

Elected at Conference Assemblies

The persons listed below were elected to positions with the Saint Paul Area Synod during our 2024 conference assemblies on Feb. 24 at Faith Lutheran in Forest Lake. Additional elections will take place on May 11 at Synod Assembly.  Conference Dean North Conference...

A Piece of Aurora

A Piece of Aurora

The Health Ministry Delegation from Spring Garden Lutheran in Cannon Falls recently returned from serving in Guatemala. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is...

God’s Gathered Church

God’s Gathered Church

Homily for Toolkit 2024 Faith, Forest Lake Ephesians 4:11-13 Grace and peace to you in the name of the Triune God. AMEN. In the evening, when I am home from the office and have eaten my supper, there is always more work still to do. Dishes in the sink. Laundry to be...

Our Global Neighbors

Our Global Neighbors

A year ago I had the opportunity to travel to Tanzania with my wife, Christine, and Sue and Dave Klevan on behalf of Immanuel Lutheran, St. Paul. Our journey was part of the ongoing Bega Kwa Bega relationship, and we benefited by traveling with a group from Fish Lake...

God’s Beckoning Call

God’s Beckoning Call

Indeed, you delight in truth deep within me, and would have me know wisdom deep within. Psalm 51:6 (ELW) I don’t know about you, but my sense of meteorological seasons is all messed up this year. That is not a complaint, but it is disorienting to have a Minnesota...

The Partnership Meeting

The Partnership Meeting

Some members of the travel group were experiencing the villages, the country, and the continent for the very first time. Their morning began with a drive to a preaching point. The drive turned into a mile-long walk (one way) through the mud. After two more visits to...

Sharing From the Heart

Sharing From the Heart

Stores quickly replaced Christmas displays with Valentine’s Day items…cards, decorations, and definitely sweets! Are you one of those people who gift someone you love on that special day in February? Flowers or candy are common, of course, but there are other ways to...

New Year, New Changes

New Year, New Changes

During 2023, our siblings in Christ endured many hardships: a drought, a tropical storm, the migration of many Guatemalans, and gaps in children’s learning and emotional health. Students and staff at the elementary school worked hard to close the learning and...

Medical Progress

Medical Progress

The Iringa Diocese is heavily invested in providing medical care… both regionally through the Ilula Lutheran Hospital and in remote rural areas through its nine dispensaries. This month, healthcare professionals from Minnesota traveled here to practice alongside...