Weekly Lifelines 11/11/2021

Last weekend, ECMN met for our annual convention. It was the 164th time Episcopalians in Minnesota have gathered for such an event and the second time we’ve done so on Zoom. While in-person conventions are definitely more fun, we still accomplished the necessary business, spent time together in prayer, and celebrated our connection to GodContinue reading “Weekly Lifelines 11/11/2021”

Weekly Lifelines 11/4/2021

It’s a full weekend at St. Luke’s! Read on for details… First of all, on Saturday afternoon we celebrate the life of one of our members, the Rev. David Kramer. He, along with his family, was a regular participant in our five o’clock service. We’ll remember him on Saturday with a visitation beginning at 2:00 p.m.Continue reading “Weekly Lifelines 11/4/2021”

Weekly Lifelines 10/28/2021

I have a couple of quick notes to share this week. I’m really excited about our new faith formation program. Beginning Sunday,November 7, after a brief coffee hour, we’ll gather in the fellowship hall (masked,distanced, etc. etc.) to explore our faith and learn together. We’re going to beginwith a practice called “Dwelling in the Word.”Continue reading “Weekly Lifelines 10/28/2021”

Warden’s Corner 10/21/2021

 A few notes of interest to the parish from St Luke’s October Vestry Meeting… Steady-state finances continue for St Luke’s this fall (It is costing us about $20,000/month to run facility and program). Our treasurer reports that the rentals from bridge club usage have been $400/week, plus $125/week this fall for a community ed bridge class. There have alsoContinue reading “Warden’s Corner 10/21/2021”

Weekly Lifelines 10/7/2021

On Monday, our nation will mark,well… something. The second Monday in October is Columbus Day. Or maybe it’s IndigenousPeoples Day. Or perhaps on your calendar it’s just another unnamed Monday. It’ssomething of a theme in society these days: public observances of whateverform, once widely and unquestioningly observed, are increasingly up for debate.Whether statues, place names,Continue reading “Weekly Lifelines 10/7/2021”

Weekly Lifelines 9/30/2021

During last Wednesday’s Bible study, I stumbled into something interesting. At first, comparing Jesus’ words about salt in Mark and Matthew’s seems wholly uninteresting, but hiding beneath the translation is something cool. Here are the two versions, both from the NRSV:   “Salt is good; buy if salt has lost its saltiness, how can youContinue reading “Weekly Lifelines 9/30/2021”

Warden’s Corner 9/23/2021

A few notes of interest to the parish from the St Luke’s September Vestry Meeting, and your wardens… Our Treasurer reports that our finances are still stable. Our expenses are running about $20,000/month. Our members have been regular in keeping up their pledges and we have begun (since July) to generate a modest income from theContinue reading “Warden’s Corner 9/23/2021”