rest

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My summer vacation is approaching soon, so it’s not surprising that I am thinking about spending time away from the usual demands of life.  I’m choosing books to take along, looking for good places to ride bikes as we travel, reaching out to friends and family to see along the way, and starting to pack for the trip.  The phrase …

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

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30The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. 33Now many saw them …

Weekly Prayer: 7/20

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O God, Sometimes I am overwhelmed with the world around me. There are so many who need care and support. The demands of life can be so much. Help me to step away.  To take time apart from the demands and the needs of others. To remember that I am also your child, in need of rest and care, too. …

when we’re angry

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Earlier this week, I was upset at something that happened at my house.  I was irritated, ticked-off, and just plain angry.  Typically, I have a long fuse with enough patience and empathy to deal with the frustrations of living and working with other human beings, but there are times when I have just had enough.  That morning was one of …

Lutheran Student Community leadership team

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Your leadership skills are needed! Lutheran Student Community Leadership Team is a group of students who help guide Lutheran Campus Ministry and Lutheran Student Community and who lead and shape the events, service projects, and gatherings we offer. We’ll schedule monthly meetings and each Team member is invited to take on tasks that fit with their interests, gifts, and available …

Virtual Summer!

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We are taking a little break while Alicia is out of town visiting family and friends. Check in on the possibilities and suggest what you’d like to do in August: Virtual Summer 2021 form.

Weekly Prayer: 7/13

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O God, Your loving embrace holds me through every emotion I experience. When I am angry, help me to feel your loving presence. Show me productive ways to deal with the physical and mental strain of anger and irritation. Help me to breathe deeply and find my center. Help me to step away for a while when I need to …

confidence

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In this week’s gospel reading, Jesus visits his hometown and teaches in the synagogue.  Though “many who heard him were astounded,” the overwhelming reaction was that his neighbors were offended.  After all, they knew him from before he began this ministry.  Who did this guy think he was?  They knew his mother and siblings, and they could not tolerate his …

Virtual Summer!

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Virtual Summer is underway! Join us online Sunday, July 11th at 7 – 8 pm for QnA, Questions, Not Answers. Watch for future online gatherings and if you have ideas to share, please fill out the Virtual Summer 2021 form.