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Message From Pastor Leon

posted Jun 23, 2015, 7:26 AM by Tracey Morris   [ updated Mar 26, 2016, 7:38 AM ]

Friends in Christ,

I am now back at St. Paul’s after a five month leave of absence during which I filled in at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lamberton, Minnesota. Our Savior’s has been in the process of calling a pastor and I was their interim pastor for the first part of this year. I enjoyed my time there and met many great people, but now it is good to be back at St. Paul’s and continue my work here. My thanks to the council for granting this time away.

Pastor Gorden and I have been planning for the congregation’s Fall programs and activities, and one of the things we have been discussing is our small group ministry. Two years ago several groups were organize to read The Story, an edited version of the Bible’s story. Last year, most of those groups continued to meet to discuss the Faith Lesson videos, or some other course of their choosing. This coming Fall, some of those groups may continue to meet, and others may be formed depending on how many people sign up.

The church owns all twelve volumes of the Faith Lesson series, so continuing with those will be one option for groups. The other option being offered this year will be a ‘sequel’ to The Story called Believe. This will again be a 30-session course, with a book for each participant and a DVD presentation by Randy Frazee (the same speaker who did The Story presentations). This book again contains an arrangement of readings from the Bible, this time arranged around our central Christian beliefs.

I welcome your comments and suggestions. If you would like to be contacted about being in a small group, call Helen at the church office and she will add you to the list.

Have a wonderful summer!

Pastor Leon