March 2014 – A Seminarian’s Letters Home

  To the membership of Circle of Faith Parish: Greetings to you all from Evanston, IL! Welcome to the purple time of the church year – welcome to Lent. We begin our pilgrimage to the cross and empty tomb on March 5th. But before we can get there, we need to travel through one of the most somber days of the year, Ash Wednesday. A few years ago, while I was working at a church in Iowa, I was...
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March 2014 – Pr. Eric Midthun’s Letter

Lent is that time of year that the Church has set aside for us to prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ death and resurrection. What would be a helpful way to prepare for this pivotal event? How do we prepare for anything (a trip or a game or a project or Spring or Winter or Summer)? One thing we have to do is think about it. Our theme this year is, “Beneath the Cross of...
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March 2014 – Pr. Anthony Christoffels’ Letter

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I would like to say thank you to all of you who helped make the last weekend of February happen! The filming was suc-cessful all because of those who helped welcome the ELCA film crew, who coordinated their visit, who hosted, who cooked meals, who made desserts, who were willing to be on camera, and who simply showed up for...
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March 2014 Ripples of Faith Newsletter

March 2014 Ripples of Faith Newsletter
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February 2014 – Pr. Eric’s Letter

  Dear fellow proclaimers, What do you get when you cross a Mormon with a Lutheran? I don’t know if it is true, but I heard that you get someone that knocks on the door but does not say anything. It is amazing to me that God has made us God’s own people and a holy nation and a royal priesthood and a chosen race. This is not a small thing for us or for God. Why would God do this?...
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