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Lee Larson, Mother, Grandmother, Teacher’s Aide

September 25, 2013

When did you start attending St. Philip the Deacon? My husband and I and our two children started attending St. Philip in 1974 when we moved to Minnesota from Michigan. From the very beginning it was ‘a natural’ for us. What is your faith background? I was baptized, confirmed and grew up in a Christian […]

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Greg and Julie Lindberg, CFO and Financial Services

April 22, 2013

What year did you begin attending St. Philip the Deacon? We began attending in the summer of 2011 and became members in the fall of 2011. What is your faith background? Julie is Catholic and attended Catholic parochial schools from kindergarten through high school in Fargo, ND. Greg is Lutheran and grew up in the […]

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Doris & Carl Tuura, Attorney and Engineer

March 27, 2013

What year did you begin attending St. Philip the Deacon? 1987 What is your faith background? Doris: I am from rural Minnesota and attended a small-town Lutheran church, where Carl and I were married—the church has a bell in the steeple and a family friend rang the bell to begin the ceremony—it was a thrill […]

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Curt & Nancy Johnson, Photographer and Special Education Teacher

March 20, 2013

What year did you begin worshiping at St. Philip the Deacon? 1993 What is your faith background? Curt grew up Methodist and Nancy grew up Presbyterian. We were married at Colonial Church in Edina where we were Congregationalist. When we moved to Plymouth we visited a number of different churches and felt St. Philip the Deacon […]

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Mark and Deb Allison, Business Owner and Sales Director

March 11, 2013

What year did you begin attending St. Philip the Deacon? We began attending St. Philip in 1996 or so. We had just moved to the neighborhood and were thrilled to have discovered St. Philip. What is your faith background? We were both baptized, confirmed and grew up in the Lutheran church. What is your professional […]

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Tom and Jill Grooms, CIO and RN

January 3, 2013

At St. Philip the Deacon since: 2009 What is your faith background? Jill grew up in Chicago with a Lutheran background — a long history of German Lutherans for many generations. Tom grew up in East Moline, Illinois, going to a Presbyterian church. We met at Valparaiso University in Indiana. What is your professional background […]

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Please Don’t Ask Me if I’m Over it Yet

December 21, 2012

In the face of grief and pain, we understandably want to help those who are hurting. But grief can’t simply be “fixed,” and often our attempts to fill the space with words that we think are helpful cause even more pain. In the following poem, a mother reminds us of what not to ask or […]

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Prayers for Sandy Hook

December 18, 2012

In the wake of the unspeakable tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary last week, we stand in solidarity with all those who are grieving and experiencing such profound, devastating loss. We do not believe there are any easy or simplistic answers to questions like “Why?” or “How?,” and as we pray for the family members and […]

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