Let’s Talk About Race – A Conversation with Pastor Kelly Chatman

Tuesday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Register for this conversation.

Clergy and Lay people are invited to join a conversation about race. We will take intentional time together to deliberate on current events and to navigate our culture with the help of Pastor Kelly Chatman.

Pastor Chatman serves as advisor to the Bishop for Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (sister synod to the TX-LA Gulf Coast Synod). Kelly Chatman served as senior pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church and director for Redeemer’s non-profit, Redeemer Center for Life from 2001 – February, 2020. Redeemer Center for Life is congregation with a 108-year history in the Harrison neighborhood of North Minneapolis. Redeemer Center for Life programs include, Venture North Bike and Coffee Center, year-round youth development, health commons, 27 attainable housing units and employment readiness programs.

We encourage you to join us for an evening conversation with Pastor Kelly via zoom.

The Wonders of Plant-Microbe Interactions

Sunday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  Online

Plants, like humans, interact with a diversity of microscopic organisms, and scientists are just becoming aware of the role that microbiomes play in influencing host health. Current evidence suggests that despite their small size, microbes can have big impacts on natural ecosystems – from influencing whether plants are edible to determining how diverse a prairie is.

Join Professor Kerri Crawford, Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Biology & Biochemistry at the University of Houston, as she discusses some of the key microbial partners that plants interact with, what impact they have in structuring ecological communities, and how plant-microbe interactions may help solve some of our most pressing problems.

Please register for this talk.       Contact Lisa Brenskelle with any questions about this talk.

Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival – Saturday, June 20

Saturday, June 20, 9:00 am  and 5:00pm (local time)
Sunday, June 21 at 5:00 pm

The Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington will be an historic digital event.

This will be the largest digital and social media gathering of poor and low-income people, moral and religious leaders, advocates, and people of conscience in this nation’s history. A global pandemic is exposing even more the already existing crisis of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and militarism, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. On June 20, the 140 million poor and low-income people across this nation will be heard!
Rise with us by registering for June 20, 2020
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ELCA Prayer Service for Commemoration of the Emanuel Nine, June 17, 11:00 a.m. Online

June 17, 11:00 am local time

The ELCA Prayer Service for Commemoration of the Emanuel Nine is available for online viewing. June 17 marks the fifth anniversary of the evening nine people were shot and killed during a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. We join in a time of repentance, mourning and prayer as we remember these nine martyrs and renounce the sins of racism and white supremacy.

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Sermon for Holy Trinity Sunday, June 7, 2020

Karin Liebster,   Pastor for Faith Formation
Genesis 1:1-2:4a
Psalm 8
(2 Corinthians 13:11-14)
Matthew 28:16-20

COVID-19 time
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Inside me, in the pit of my stomach is a knot. It is similar to the feeling that settles deep inside, when something happens to my/our children. Something that might change the course of life forever, but hopefully, surely, please not, please turn out ok. Continue reading