Monthly Archives: December 2013

A Christmas Message from Bishop Delzer

One of my favorite “Christmas poems” is verse three from the hymn “O Little Town of Bethlehem:” How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given! So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of his heaven. No ear may … Continue reading

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Bishop’s Christmas message

Bishop Delzer’s Christmas message will be available on the synod website no later than December 13. You are encouraged to share this with your congregations in your newsletter, bulletin, website, social media, or wherever else works for you.

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A vision to end food insecurity in southeastern Minnesota

As of 2012, one in five families with children in Minnesota face hunger or food insecurity (1). “These people” are us. Families who lack sustainable access to healthy amounts and qualities of food are in our communities, schools, and our congregations. … Continue reading

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Highlights of Some Thoughts about Same-Gender Marriage in the Southeastern Minnesota Synod

This is a summary of Bishop Delzer’s original message. Find the entire message here. By Rev. Steven Delzer Synod Bishop During the past few months there have been questions and conversation about same-gender marriage and what this means for pastors … Continue reading

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African leaders gather for theological study

Minnesota is known for Ole and Lena. We’re a frozen land of tough, fair-skinned, Scandinavian Lutherans. But if you step into one of the congregations in the Southeastern Minnesota Synod, you’ll see beyond the stereotype. And not just because there … Continue reading

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