5 hours ago
Meet our field education student, Marisa Moon! Marisa is a first-year student at United Lutheran Seminary's Philadelphia campus and a candidate for ordination in the Upstate New York Synod. She is a 2018 graduate of Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, IA, where she studied biology and religious studies. Marisa will be with St. John's for the 2018-2019 academic year; she will help lead worship, preach, teach, and accompany Pastor Linnéa on visits. Say hello to Marisa when you come to worship on Sunday or contact our office to arrange coffee or a meal with her. ... See MoreSee Less
8 hours ago
Interesting....you know John grew up in Cedar Rapids, and his brother , Phil Hougen, was Bishop of her Synod in Iowa.
This evening, the Jewish holy day Yom Kippur begins. Yom Kippur is a day of atonement, and it has some similarities to our Ash Wednesday. Observant Jews fast for 25 hours on Yom Kippur. It is traditional to wish someone an easy fast or to use the greeting “G’mar chatima tova,” which means roughly “May your name be inscribed in the Book of Life.” We wish our Jewish neighbors at Gratz College, Adath Jeshurun, and in our neighborhood an easy fast and a meaningful day. ... See MoreSee Less
23 hours ago