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National Science Teachers Association met in Seattle!

And Bethany attended, since she’s the Director of the Urban X Lab! We drove “over” to the “wet side” to see her December 13-14, 2019 and stayed near the Washington Convention Center so we could get together with Beth and … Continue reading

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Christmas, 2019!

T’was a quiet Christmas as the kids spent it with the other side of their family. Were busy, as usual, with several worship services! We hope everyone had a wonderful and Merry Christmas, and may 2020 be your best year … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2019 in San Francisco!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration with Bethany and Kristjiana November 26-30, 2019. Lots of delicious food (too much, but very fancy) and fun things to do in and around the city. We visited Muir Woods for a nice, relaxing … Continue reading

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Dave attended the ELCA World Hunger Leadership Gathering in Minneapolis!

Dave and the vicar at Central Lutheran Church, Ethan Bergman attended the ELCAWH Leadership Gathering in Minneapolis July 18-21. This event is held every 18 months. We celebrated the successful completion of the church’s Always Being Made New campaign, and … Continue reading

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Bishop’s Convocation 2019

This year’s Bishop’s Convocation, Northwest Intermountain Synod, was held October 28-30, 2019 at Camp Lutherhaven south of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Dr. Mark Skinner, professor of New Testament, led sessions on the book of Acts called, REMEMBERING THE PAST TO FIND … Continue reading

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First Call Theological Education Retreat, November 18-21, 2019

This was my third of the three-year FCTE retreats required, again held in Seabeck, WA. It was a cloudy week, as usual. Got to meet some new Region 1 bishops and first call pastors and deacons. Deacon Sue Rothmeyer, newly … Continue reading

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Two New Babies in our extended Family!

Carolyn’s niece, Heather (and Nick) Crist, along with their son, Grayson, welcomed a baby into their family on Monday, September 16, 2019. Gunner Maddox Crist weighed 8 # and 13oz, and was 21 inches tall. Welcome, Gunner Maddox, and congratulations … Continue reading

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God’s work Our hands Sunday! 9/8/19

The second Sunday in September is always God’s work Our hands” Sunday! It’s a special day in the life of the church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It’s a day for members of ELCA congregations to celebrate their mission … Continue reading

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Diakonia of the Americas and Caribbean (DOTAC) Conference in Vancouver, BC.

Carolyn and I attended the DOTAC conference at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver August 14-20, 2019. Carolyn took part in the 2002 DOTAC conference in Winnipeg as a deaconess. This year’s program, “Respecting Covenant: Risking the Journey Toward … Continue reading

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Dave was a voting member to the ELCA’s Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee!

Carolyn and Dave enjoyed about a week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin attending the Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America August 5-10, 2019. Much was discussed, sometimes amended, mostly passed, with a few things deferred. The theme was: We … Continue reading

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