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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2020 Advent Appeal

Our hope and expectation, O Jesus, now appear; arise, O Sun so longed for, o’er this benighted sphere. With hearts and hands uplifted, we plead, O Lord, to see the day of earth’s redemption that sets your people free! – ELW 244[clear-line] Dear Friends – If you’re feeling weary right now, well, you’re not alone. …

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