Author Archives: Dave

The Rev. Dr. Carolyn R. Hellerich is now a thing!

Carolyn graduated from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Sunday, May 20, 2018 with a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching degree.  The graduation ceremony/Eucharist was held at St. Thomas Apostle Church near the seminary. Bethany, Dan, Emily, and Dave … Continue reading

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Shopping and Visiting the New Synod Office in Spokane!

Enjoyed today visiting Spokane! We took some things from the assembly to the beautiful new synod office with a huge turkey roaming the grounds, had a wonderful lunch at Lindaman’s with Cathy Steiner, the synod’s efficient secretary, took Central Lutheran-Yakima’s … Continue reading

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Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod’s Assembly in Yakima April 27-29, 2017!

I was asked to be the Assembly Planning Chair for this year’s assembly.  I was honored to be asked. Our planning began last Summer,and  the planning committees began planning the annual event with our first monthly meeting in October.  It … Continue reading

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“Lake Maclaren” begins to fill!

To show that Spring is really here, the reservoir next to our house is beginning to fill, and the irrigation canal that traverses all around Yakima is now moving snowmelt from the Cascades and Mt. Rainier and Rimrock Lake to … Continue reading

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Lent and Easter at Central and Christ, 2018!

Central, Christ, and Tree of Life held joint Midweek Lenten Services again this year at Central.  We also held a joint Easter Vigil on March 31st.  Happy Easter to everyone!

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More Renovations to 2105!

Several things have changed here at 2105 Maclaren Street, but there is still more to do.  We had the tile removed from the entryway and had oak flooring installed.  Looks much more like it must have when built.  It looks … Continue reading

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Christmas Time in Yakima: Dan and Emily in Minnesota, Beth in India!

We spent a nice, quite Christmas in Yakima this year.  Dan and Emily spent the holiday with her family, and Beth chaperoned another student study trip from the Urban School of San Francisco to India, this time the northern part … Continue reading

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The Nativity of Our Lord – Christmas, 2017 Worships!

With Christmas Eve on Sunday this year, all of the worship services seemed to run together!  First of all, both Central Lutheran and Christ Lutheran churches had Wednesday evening Advent services.  Christ Lutheran had, on Sunday, December 24th, a morning … Continue reading

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A Trip to Leavenworth, Washington…our local Bavarian Village!

Dan, Emily, Bethany, Carolyn, and Dave spent Saturday, November 25, 2017, visiting Leavenworth, Washington, about 90 minutes north of Yakima.  It’s a beautiful Bavarian-themed town in the mountains.  We enjoyed the many shops there, and ate delicious German foods.  The … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, 2017!

The children visited us for Thanksgiving this year.  Always fun to work together in the kitchen!

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