Pastoral Reflections

February 2019

Feb 14

February 17, 2019

I have been reflecting these past few days on what a gift it is to have friendships with those who are different from me. As many of you know, Pastor Jim Stender from St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Vancouver died on Thursday night, February 7. Pastor Jim was not only a wonderful pastor and a friend to the community, he was a personal friend...
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Feb 10

February 10, 2019

As I write this column on Tuesday, I am looking out my window at a beautiful scene of a light covering of snow on the grass and trees. Today is a “snow day,” that dream-come-true for many children (and not a few adults!). But, it is also a challenging day for parents and families who have to scramble to provide day care for children...
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