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What You Do Matters

+Bishop Dee PedersonWhat you do matters, friends. Every day, God is doing life-giving things through you. Whether in cities, open-country, or towns, you are being the church in a changing era as God continues to re-form us today.  As I think about each of you and your congregations as you lean into Holy Week, I …

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Listen God is Calling

Listen, God Is Calling!

Listen, God is calling!  Throughout the Bible, God calls God’s people to faithful adventures and to leadership and service to God’s people. Think about Moses, called to lead God’s people from slavery in Egypt to the Promised Land.  Remember Miriam, who was called by God to lead her people in victorious song!  Consider the prophet …

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Thanksgiving Message

A Thanksgiving Message from Bishop Dee Pederson

For the Fruit of All Creation   1    For the fruit of all creation,        thanks be to God.        For these gifts to ev’ry nation,        thanks be to God.        For the plowing, sowing, reaping,        silent growth while we are sleeping,        future needs in earth’s safekeeping,        thanks be to God.   2    In the just reward of labor,        God’s …

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+Bishop Dee Pederson Dear beloved people of God – For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building. – 1 Cor. 3:9, NIV At the February 2020 Equipping Congregations Day, I led a workshop on imagining new ways to adapt in ministry in light of a culture that was rapidly changing. …

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Staffing Update

+Bishop Jon V. Anderson We are moving deeper into our staff transition work. Bishop-elect Pederson has opened conversations with our staff about the “why” of our work together as synod staff. That conversation leads to the “how” we imagine the staff working to serve the mission and priorities of the synod in the future. Finally, …

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