Thanks to 7th and 8th grade confirmands at Bethlehem for jumping in, asking great questions and for willing to be filmed with no warning. Special thanks to all who sat quietly and listened to their peers share their wisdom. Find more information about the Bible Story Jam project. Thanks to Bethlehem Lutheran Church , Luther Seminary’s Working Preacher, and the Lilly Endowment.
It's too cold tonight for worship at Painter Park. We will try again next week.
Regular Wednesday night activities at church will continue. Swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes are on the menu. Join us.
Please pass the word and stay warm!
This is a really long story, and there's a lot going on. The group in this video, folks from Redeemer Lutheran Church in North Minneapolis, decided to focus on Jesus' sermon in Nazareth. But I encourage you to read the whole story and see how the these two stories play off of one another. We'll be reading them both in worship on Sunday. Luke 4:1-30
It has been raining and flooding the last few days of the trip when we were in Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee. They have never seen flooding like this. Yesterday, however, we drove up to Jerusalem and it started snowing. It has turned into blizzard conditions and the city is at a stand still right now. The bus cannot come and pick us up, so we are wondering whether we will go walk around if the guide cancels on us. However, the flight is scheduled to depart on time, so hopefully the bus can come pick us up. It has not snowed in Jerusalem for 12 years and people cannot remember the last time it was blizzard conditions. What a unique time to be here. The group is amazingly flexible and all are in good spirits. The Notre Dame hotel even delayed our check out time. Keep us in your prayers during this last day of our trip. Peace, Beth
I’m not a big fan of January. And by that I mean, I quite despise it.
In recent years I’ve taken up cross-country skiing, which has helped bring meaning and endorphins to the bleak midwinter (see photo and accompanying devotional). But all in all, in the “highs and lows” of my calendar year, January generally lands in the latter category.
Happy January 2, eh?