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Re-entry, Re-hopening, and Redesigning

Re-entry, Re-hopening, and Redesigning

For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.   – Matthew 18:20 I heard a conversation on the radio about a month ago that featured a local coffee house and roaster in the Twin Cities. They were talking about how their business has changed and...
To Open, or Not to Reopen?

To Open, or Not to Reopen?

To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles And by opposing end them.   ~Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 1 Friends and siblings in Christ, As we...
To Open, or Not to Reopen?

Christ Victorious

Christ Victorious. Friends and fellow journeyers. Sitting with a friend (safely distanced!) at Carver Lake Park in Woodbury on a hot, sunny afternoon, we began to reflect on worship: when does a church reopen, what has the online experience been like, what about the...
Re-entry, Re-hopening, and Redesigning

Life Faith Formation For Such A Time As This

Uncertain. Unknown. Upended. Exhausted. Lose-Lose. Planning for anything right now is so difficult. Strategizing for this future is so stressful. This time of year, like most schools, the church is typically in full-on visioning mode. We take stock of the last...
Re-entry, Re-hopening, and Redesigning

A World in Your Toy Box

NOTE: This is a print version of Pastor Peter’s sermon from Sunday, June 14, 2020. The scripture was: Matthew 9:35-10:8. To listen please visit our sermons page. Grace and Peace to you from God our Parent, Christ the Rebel, and the overwhelming groans of the Holy...