From Deacon George …

Stand As You Are Able I’ve been thinking this week about the words we hear – well, we used to hear – during our in-person communal worship, just before saying together the Nicene Creed or singing the closing hymn for example, the words “please stand as you are able.” These…

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From Father Tom …

Alexis and I are still in Maryland caring for and helping her dad and his partner (Nancy Titus). While we have been here for a month now it seems much longer, and we have decided to return home to Minnesota next week to get our lives back. It’s easy to…

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From Deacon George …

Techno-Church and YOU On Monday, a couple of our parishioners and I began an online course offered by Luther Seminary called Ministry in a Digital Age. We meet via Zoom (what else?) along with 80-100 students from many denominations and churches across the US. These are folks who are anxious…

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From Deacon George …

Cultivating the Parable of the Sower The Gospel reading for this Sunday is from Matthew, Chapter 13 and it is referred to by Jesus himself as the “Parable of the Sower.” In it, Jesus appears to be explaining the possible outcomes of allowing a seed to fall on a variety…

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Re-opening Guidance and Update 7/2/2020

SJEC is following the guidance of ECMN in re-opening the church building. The SJEC COVID 19 committee is creating a plan to allow us to resume in-person service in the future when we can worship safely and in accordance with ECMN’s guidance. At this time, we are NOT holding in-person…

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