At the end of October we will celebrate the 503rd anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 theses on the church door in Wittenberg. I have been reflecting on how this act of protest and desire for change is very similar to what is going on in our world today. We come from a history of trying to always live into being the people God has created us to be.
One of the biggest desires of Martin Luther was ... more
A year ago at this time we were talking about the kick off to fall programing, changes to programs and all sorts of exciting new classes, Bible studies, and all the excitement that comes with fall. And I know this will not come as a shock to any of you, but all those announcements are different this year. But that’s it…they are different but most are still happening. We are excited to be kicking off confirmation this year with a ... more
Now that we have had some down time after the flurry of activity, we can finally reflect on this year’s Youth Gala. We are still in awe. We are so proud, amazed, and humbled by the entire event. We (Jess and Karie), as co-chairs of the Youth Gala for the last three years, have tried to learn from past events and learn new ways, but also to tip the triangle and take on the event 100%. This year we ... more
Cindi started attending Zion because it is an ELCA church, just like United in Christ Lutheran Church where she grew up in Eveleth, MN, and because her aunt, Kristi, was already a member here.
I was very active in the youth program at United in Christ, and attended many TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) weekends, including being a member of the music team and a co-director. My favorite church memory has been watching my own children sing and dance and praise God, ... more