Morning Prayer Following the Elections

Tomorrow at my congregation, Grace Lutheran on the East Side of Saint Paul, we will gather to pray for our state and nation following the elections. Please join us – in person, or in spirit. Morning Prayer On the Occasion of Local, State, and National Elections Wednesday, November 7, 10am Grace Lutheran Church, Saint Paul, MNContinue reading “Morning Prayer Following the Elections”

It’s a Matter of Equality

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost July 1, 2012 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 (Common English Bible) Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come. Amen. Saint Paul writes: “It isn’t that we want others to have financial ease and you financial difficulties, but it’s a matterContinue reading “It’s a Matter of Equality”

I got a MN drivers license – and voted – without any proof of living here

But Voter ID is a bad fix to a legitimate problem. Shortly after moving to Minnesota last August, I got a drivers license and registered to vote without ever showing any proof of residency. I didn't have to present a utility bill sent to my address in my name. I didn't have to show aContinue reading “I got a MN drivers license – and voted – without any proof of living here”

A Prayer for Memorial Day

I noticed that in Evangelical Lutheran Worship, the worship book of my church, there are no specific prayers for Memorial Day or the occasion of remembering those who died in service to our country. There are prayers for the armed forces and for our nation's leaders and other related topics, but nothing that quited seemedContinue reading “A Prayer for Memorial Day”