Monthly Archives: October 2013

Reflecting on the election of Bishop Eaton

By Rev. Steven Delzer Synod Bishop I have frequently been asked what I think about the recent election of our new Presiding Bishop, Elizabeth Eaton, at the Churchwide Assembly. With the banner ALWAYS BEING MADE NEW above the stage, it … Continue reading

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Introducing the Director for Evangelical Mission

By Rev. Pete Reuss Director for Evangelical Mission The Southeastern Minnesota Synod’s “three headed monster” has been slain! Four years ago Bishop Usgaard created this “monster.” Rev. Linda Gunderson led the Congregational Renewal Table, focusing on ways to help congregations … Continue reading

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Call Update – November 2013

A monthly update of congregations in the call process and changes in the synod’s roster of leaders and congregations. Call Update – Self Study: Eyota, Peace – solo (Jim Scaife, interim) Faribault, First English – senior (Paul Meierding, interim) Faribault, … Continue reading

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What exactly is a Director for Evangelical Mission?

By Rev. Peter Reuss Director for Evangelical Mission, Southeastern Minnesota Synod In the current configuration of the staff of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod, three of us serve as assistants to Bishop Delzer. Rev. Linda Gunderson works with congregations in the … Continue reading

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Discovering the Good Steward in Me: Stewardship of Our Finances

By Rev. Charlie Leonard First Lutheran Church, Blooming Prairie, Minn. This is the fourth – and final – in a series. Check out the first, second, and third posts. Phase IV – Stewardship of Our Finances (September & October) On the first … Continue reading

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