Monthly Archives: March 2012


What We Are About During Holy Week and The Three Days

“For Christians, the annual festival of supreme value is what English speakers call ‘Easter,’…a word derived from the name of an Anglo-Saxon goddess of dawn (think of the word ‘east’).”  “Christians keep Easter in a big way because the death and resurrection of Christ keeps them.  The death and resurrection of Christ keeps us sustained […]


What It Means to Join a Congregation

We join together in a congregation, so that we can journey together in the faith. Sometimes the path is clear and easy, through life experiences that are not challenging. Sometimes the journey takes us through times of difficult wilderness experience. This is the life-long journey of baptism! According to the baptismal liturgy in Evangelical Lutheran […]


I’ve been thinking about shoulders recently.

I’ve been thinking about shoulders recently. THREE women in our congregation had surgery on their shoulders last week! What’s going on? Shoulders are important, and not only as parts of our anatomy. There’s a metaphorical meaning to shoulders. When the singer of the romantic song in the 1950s crooned, “Put your head on my shoulder,” […]