Weekly Lifelines 12/24/2020

It’s been a tough one, this year. From pandemic to protests, social distancing to shelter-in-place, outdoor worship to church online, we’ve made it through challenge after challenge after challenge. Honestly, I’m worn out on it. Like literally every other human being on the planet, I’m ready for this to end. Ready to get back toContinue reading “Weekly Lifelines 12/24/2020”

Weekly Lifelines 12/10/2020

Warden’s Update – December 2020 Below is the next installment of the Wardens of St. Luke’s plan to provide periodic updates on many of the ‘behind-the-scenes’ happenings within our church community. This serves as a periodic update, which will appear in the Lifelines in place of Justin’s normal message. Can the pandemic be over yetContinue reading “Weekly Lifelines 12/10/2020”

Weekly Lifelines 11/19/2020

The decision hate the most is the one about canceling church. Until this spring, I’ve made that decision just a handful of times in the last ten years. It’s always a relief when Sunday’s sunrise reveals a huge amount of snow and justifies the decision.Although I’m grateful for the tacit affirmation that canceling our in-personContinue reading “Weekly Lifelines 11/19/2020”

Weekly Lifelines 11/12/2020

It’s not at all what I expected from a nearly-unmoving, grainy video of a small seminary conference: Every time I’ve watched this, I’ve been moved to tears. Every time. Kara Root, the pastor of Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church, spoke at the 2017 Rethinking Church conference at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. In her presentation, sheContinue reading “Weekly Lifelines 11/12/2020”

Weekly Lifelines 12/24/2020

It’s been a tough one, this year. From pandemic to protests, social distancing to shelter-in-place, outdoor worship to church online, we’ve made it through challenge after challenge after challenge. Honestly, I’m worn out on it. Like literally every other human being on the planet, I’m ready for this to end. Ready to get back toContinue reading “Weekly Lifelines 12/24/2020”