"While "on-line" is not my first choice for connecting with anyone and especially teens, I can't help but notice that a good majority of teens are connected "moment-by-moment" with their friends via cell phones/texting. In…"
"I have seen a few examples of congregations and individual pastors using Twitter, Facebook, etc. Check out:
Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, MN http://www.zionbuffalo.org
Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN…"
gave this web site to several of our confirmation kids along with their parents today after service and asked them to check it out and give me their opinion!! should know before the end of the week what they think !!!…"
What is the name of your congregation / organization?
St John Lutheran Church
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What is most challenging about engaging in Scripture?
Having a congregation where most of the people are not inspired to come to Bible study or Sunday school. I really miss having regular discussions about Scripture... ah... the days of seminary were so sweet! But, it is very possible to have the same discussions in the parish. Anyone interested?
Share a Bible passage that is especially meaningful to you.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
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We were delegates for the n/w synods conference which runns today and tommorow !! one of the speakers at a workshop was our synods youth leader !! and she discribed that they are doing in her church and it's sounds remarkably close to what you want to do !!! If you want you can e-mail me and I'll get you the info!!
my address is email@example.com !! the politics of these assemblies is boring but the speakers more then make up for it !!!
God is at work !!!
Our congregation is small and we had trouble finding a fill in Pastor when our 1/2 time pay /full time work semi retired Pastor is gone !!
He mentored several of us and we now use lay people to fill in !!
the 14th of june will be my 3rd attempt!! I had several ideas wraped around Mark 4:26-34 but was looking for something to tie the seed parable to getting our congregation more involved ,,then along came our conversation ,and with your permission I would like to use your confirmation /faith formation idea in my sermon ???
Your ideas and comments tie in perfectly !!
I asked God for some ideas and he gave me you !!
thank you so much !!
We have two wonderful interm pastors right now. Pastor Greg is awesome and helping all of us work together. Pastor Chon lifts all of us and is empowering us in wonderful ways. She and I just did a Created by God workshop for parents and their children in 5th & 6th grade. It was wonderful. God is working at SOV and I praise his name...........Love, Shirley
Hello Pastor Patsy Koeneke,
I have been wondering what this Book of Faith is all about. Lita Johnson had asked me to join and I didn't know what I was doing. What a pleasure to receive a note from you. I am still here at SOV and enjoy working with the children. Just returned from Family Camp. A young nine year old boy asked to spend some time talking about First Communion with his mother and myself. He ended up having his First Communion at Family Camp early Sunday morning. It was a blessing to all the families there in addition to his family. God is so good to us.
David now has an electric scooter, has lost about 60 pounds and is enjoying life so much more. Time to get to work. Love, Shirley
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