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2024 Summer Interns

2024 Summer Interns

The synod's interns are off and running for Summer 2024! Ten young people will be working and learning at sites across our synod for about 10 weeks, serving in children's ministry, communications, social work, feeding ministries and more. This paid internship program...

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...

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...

Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr.

During my senior year in high school, we read Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from A Birmingham Jail in our English class. As part of a class project, we planned and led an assembly for other seniors on the yearning for peace and the rationale behind non-violent...

Deep Gratitude

Deep Gratitude

Another year comes to a close and our hearts are full of gratitude. During our most recent visit, Bishop Gaville commented many times, “This relationship is such a gift to our diocese.” For those of us involved in Bega Kwa Bega from the Saint Paul Area Synod side, the...

Grateful for Good Colleagues

Grateful for Good Colleagues

I’ve spent the past three months in Iringa…my longest visit yet. I’m grateful to have been there through the transition of program coordinators in the BKB-SPAS office, wishing Ryan and Astine Bose well when they departed and welcoming Susan Seidel to her new home and...

Lifting Up Native Voices

Lifting Up Native Voices

In 2022, the Racial Justice Ministry Team at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater applied for and was awarded a Gleaning From the Harvest Ministry Grant from the Saint Paul Area Synod. Our proposal focused on increasing awareness of past and present Native culture...