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Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, and New Year’s during Covid!

Didn’t get to spend the holidays with our children and families this fall and winter, but we were able to be together virtually! Lots of fun activities were planned for us to do together, but at a distance! Looking forward … Continue reading

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Starting December With A New Pet!

On September 30th, our cat Jambo died. He was at least 17 years old, and had been declining in health for at least the last 6 months. He made the move to Minneapolis remarkably well, settled in here, but was … Continue reading

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An Online Marriage!

So happy to celebrate, with Bethany and KJ, their online marriage in November! The ceremony was postponed in August due to Covid, and an in-person celebration is planned for later in 2021, as we all are able to congregate again! … Continue reading

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My Mother’s 100th!

Today would have been my mother’s 100th birthday!   Ruth, and her twin brother, were born in Wahoo, NE on 9/18/1920.  She attended Wahoo Public Schools and graduated in 1938.  After receiving her teaching certificate at Luther College in Wahoo, … Continue reading

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Retirement Time, and Time to Move!!!

Carolyn has decided to retire August 1, 2020. Dave retired the end of February, 2020. We weren’t planning on this happening so soon, but since Covid-19 changed things so dramatically so suddenly, we found ourselves spending lots of time together … Continue reading

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Carolyn’s Anniversary: 35 years of Rostered Ministry!

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A new addition to the Family!

Bethany and Kristjiana have a new puppy, Pinto! He’s adorable and keeping them company whilst they “shelter in place” and teach school online. We can’t wait to meet him in person, er, dog. Cute, and what ears!!! Welcome to the … Continue reading

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Covid-19 and the Church!

Central Lutheran Church had their most recent open worship service on Sunday, March 8, 2020, the Second Sunday in Lent, the day Daylight Saving Time began. That week, the Northwestern Intermountain Synod, the ELCA, and the State of Washington asked … Continue reading

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Deacon Dave’s Call Ends at Christ Lutheran, 2/23/2020.

To create a call opportunity for Kathy Sebree, a Ministry of Word and Service candidate approved for first call in October, I resigned my call to Christ Lutheran Church in Yakima as their deacon and Minister of Administration. I will … Continue reading

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Byberg Preaching Workshop, January 27-29 in Seaside, OR.

Carolyn and I finally made it to a Byberg Preaching Workshop, a regional annual conference in the Northwest. Karoline Lewis, from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, was the presenter on the theme “Conversation Matters: Preaching John in Matthew’s Lent.” … Continue reading

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