Category Archive: Church

Sep 22

Share Your Tech

Currently the WELSTech Podcast is calling for input on two different fronts. Pastors – We want to learn about the tech in your life! Take the short survey at Answers will be featured on upcoming episodes of WELSTech and one respondent will be selected to receive a copy of HymnSoft Player 3.0. Also, we …

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Dec 02

Keep Christ in your Christmas preparations

It happens every year. I start the Advent season with the best intentions that this will be the year I don’t get swept away with the hustle and bustle of shopping and decorating and food prep and parties and travel. Instead I long for the season to be simple and reflective and focused on the …

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Dec 26

Christmas Eve Collage x3!!!

Christmas Eve arrived and the Drapers were busy wrapping gifts and stuffing Christmas Eve bags for church! Finally it was time for the Christmas Eve Children’s Service, “The Wonder of It All”! They did such a great job proclaiming the good news of Jesus’ birth! Luke and Ben played “Joy to the World” during the …

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Dec 26

December 23 – Caroling to Shut-Ins

One of my favorite traditions at St. John’s is Christmas caroling to our shut-in members.  This year we had a group of 10 fabulous singers and we sang to 10 members and many more friends in the nursing homes and assisted living facilities we visited.

Dec 12

12 on 12/12

12/12/12 was an awesome day for so many reasons!! Trees were set up at church. I went to visit Linus at the Library and mailed all my Christmas packages at the Post Office. The school kids played hockey in the parking lot.  And … Stanley got his acceptance letter for Carleton!!!!

Dec 08

December 8 – Snow arrives at St. John’s

Yippee for Saturday and yippee for snow!  The first real snow of the season looks pretty and isn’t too deep yet. But more is on the way. Enjoyed trying out the new camera in the snow!

Dec 05

December 5th – One collage isn’t enough

It’s been a busy day of work and computer lab and choir practice and Bible study.  The school students got a special treat when a preschool student (and his Dad) brought a tractor for show & tell!  The children sang for the Ladies Aid meeting, and Ben and I decorated our fence for Christmas! But …

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Dec 04

December 4th – Decorating the Church Basement

I had the privilege of spending the evening with my dear sisters in Christ who are members of St. John’s Hosanna Circle.  It is our annual tradition to decorate the church basement, and we always have a lot of fun doing it.  Who knew it could look so lovely?

Nov 10

Feeling Appreciated!

Did you know that the month of October is designated Pastor Appreciation Month? I didn’t until we moved to Sleepy Eye and were introduced to the most appreciative group of Christians ever!  And this past October was one for the record books in terms of appreciation shared with a pastor and his family. The month …

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Oct 27

Social Media Made Easy

I’m leading a breakout session today at Martin Luther College Ladies Auxiliary Meeting titled Social Media Made Easy, and I thought I’d share some of the resources I’ve gathered on the topic. First up, an overview video on Social Networking from my friends at Common Craft – Next, how-to steps for some of my favorite …

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