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Fatherhood and Leadership

This weekend we continue our celebration of parenthood. Last month we honored our mothers. Today we honor our fathers. The following reflection is identical to the one I offered for our mothers back in May — check out our May 11th bulletin. The only difference is that now I have changed the focus from mothers to fathers. Regardless…

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Vocation of the Laity

June 8, 2014 We are coming to the close of our 50-day Easter journey this weekend with the celebration of Pentecost. This day in which the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles is seen as the “birthday of the Church.” In our ongoing efforts to understand this wonderful gift/responsibility we have received, I invite you to consider…

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In Thanksgiving

This weekend we take time to say thank you to all our present and past volunteers for their good work here at St. Edwards. We could not do it without you! In the spirit of thanksgiving I offer this adaptation of a prayer from author Joyce Rupp — Gatherer of All Good Memories, the spirits of many…

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Love and Service

May 25, 2014 On this Memorial Weekend we once again celebrate the service of our nation’s military. Down through the centuries dedicated men and women have sacrificed much to safeguard the freedoms we enjoy. Be thankful for their service. Offer a prayer for the safety of our current soldiers. We are richly blessed. This week also marks…

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Motherhood and the Gift of Life

This coming week we celebrate two big events within our parish community. While I am hoping that no one guessed the Minnesota State Fishing Opener, I am also wise enough to know not to enter into this annual debate; instead, I will leave this discussion up to each family and be the eternal optimist and believe that everyone…

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Holy Week Blessings

April 13, 2014 Holy Week has begun. Of all the weeks of the year, the Church declares this one to be “holy.” The liturgies throughout this seven-day period invite us to reflect on and enter into the Paschal Mystery. Yes, Jesus’ life, death and resurrection are put before us in ways not seen during the remainder of…

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First Annual Bloomington Winter Games

March 25, 2014    Congratulations to our St. Ed’s Youth Group that scored 2 out of 3 gold trophies at the first-annual Bloomington Winter Games! Seven Bloomington churches participated in the event held at Peace Lutheran Church, and our youth won the awards for “Most Spirited Team” and the “Golden Boot” trophy to the winner…

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From the Streets of Jinotega, Nicaragua – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

March 6, 2014 Here you can read about the experiences of people who are either in Nicaragua at the moment or have been in Nicaragua and know the people, the place, the church in our sister parish community. Specifically now… Mary Pat Potts is in Jinotega right now! She will be there until March 7,…

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From The Streets of Jinotega, Nicaragua – Sunday

March 2, 2014 Here you can read about the experiences of people who are either in Nicaragua at the moment or have been in Nicaragua and know the people, the place, the church in our sister parish community. Specifically now… Mary Pat Potts is in Jinotega right now! She will be there until March 7,…

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From The Streets of Jinotega, Nicaragua – Saturday

March 1, 2014 Here you can read about the experiences of people who are either in Nicaragua at the moment or have been in Nicaragua and know the people, the place, the church in our sister parish community. Specifically now… Mary Pat Potts is in Jinotega right now! She will be there until March 7,…

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