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The Discipline of the Eucharist

May 5, 2011

by Anonymous The following was submitted by a member of St. Philip the Deacon reflecting on our recent practice of daily communion during the season of Lent: I love the Lenten disciplines. Fasting. Prayer. Charity. Many years ago, I discovered that I could “take on” a Lenten discipline in a whole new way. Kind of […]

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The Feast

April 23, 2011

by John Roth That little farmhouse on a quarter of land in Southern Minnesota is gone now, having been a warm and comfortable home to Norwegian immigrant farmers for 100 years. It was plowed under and returned to service as a cornfield after its last resident, my Uncle Stan, died in the year nineteen hundred […]

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And These Are Good People Too

April 22, 2011

by Larry Rasmussen When we visited my Grandfather’s parish, the message and music shared was like what we now cherish at St. Philip. St. Mary’s also had a fellowship time between services with kringle and coffee. It was tradition during this time that my Grandfather would escort us from those gathered at one table to another so […]

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Death of a Snowbank

April 21, 2011

by Susan Gove Driving home from church, the radio is turned on. Unwilling to listen to the cacophony of voices spewing advice, the radio is switch to the CD’s used specifically as a mental refuge. The soft voices of the Rose Ensemble rise magnificently thru the air and outside the dirt-filled snow banks, crusty, shiny, melt away […]

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For All

April 20, 2011

by Kathy Henningsen My husband sent me an e-mail today which said, “Not many Lutheran Churches will have this on their website.” I clicked on and read “Communion at the Vatican.” It was a beautiful touching story, and inspired me to think about my experiences with Holy Communion. I grew up in Chicago, and was […]

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Supper with Abba

April 19, 2011

by Philip Adam For 20 years I refused to partake of the bread and wine in part because of something my Dad, a Lutheran pastor, wrote to me almost 30 years ago when I was in college. “You need to realize your own worthlessness so you can truly and humbly accept Christ’s forgiveness.” Dad was […]

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Honoring Our Parents

April 19, 2011

by Linda Carlson On the occasion of my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary, the four of us “kids” and our families gathered in the old home town for a weekend of festivities. One of the plans was to attend church services with the honored couple where they would be recognized; the fellowship hour to follow was […]

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Deep Roots

April 18, 2011

by Bob Petrie My Great-Grandmother was born in Germany in 1852. Her name was Marie Eha and at the age of twenty-three, she was living in St. Paul, Minnesota and about to have her first child. A boy, Frank Eha, born in 1876, the brother of my grandmother, Mabel Albertina Wilhelmina Eha, born 3 Oct 1888. The […]

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