On Building Zion’s Little Lending Library

By on July 1, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
On Building Zion’s Little Lending Library

Not long ago, there lived a Jewish rabbi and theologian—Abraham Joshua Heschel. He was blessed with a profound depth of spirituality and his life was imbued with an ecstatic/mystic sense of the ineffable God. As the Nazis were coming to power in Germany, he was rescued by friends and brought to the United States to […]

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Holy Smoke

By on June 18, 2015 in Community with 0 Comments
Holy Smoke

Wednesday night dinners have been pretty fancy this year. Cooking Matters and Youth Farm have taught us a lot about menu planning, hearty vegetarian dishes, and delicious sauces. We’ve had brownies with black beans hiding inside and chipotle aioli made from yogurt. Yum!  Tonight we tried two kinds of kebabs with marinades. It meant a […]

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Take This Bread

By on June 12, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Take This Bread

Bread: So familiar. So mundane. So tangible. Bread fills an entire row and the grocery store with all its different brands and flavors, and it fills our stomachs and gives us energy for the day. But bread, when taken as part of Holy Communion, becomes something wildly mysterious and profoundly spiritual. By the bread of […]

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Summer Wednesdays Are Here

By on June 1, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Summer Wednesdays Are Here

Hey, Lyndale…Summer Wednesdays are here!     Gentle Yoga @ 5pm Certified Instructors help you find your breath and balance. The class is free and some mats are available to borrow. Beginners and seasoned yogis are welcome. Lyndale Community Dinner @ 6pm Taco Trucks, Youth Farm Salads, Healthy Sides, and Meat from Zion’s Grill ~ […]

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Boxes, Boxes Everywhere

By on April 9, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Boxes, Boxes Everywhere

Boxes of books, clothes, and shoes. Boxes of pots and pans and pretty things. Boxes in my closet. Boxes in my trunk. As Luke and I prepare for moving day I’ve been taking note of what I’ve accumulated since moving to Minneapolis in 2012. What new things need to boxed up and taken with us? […]

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Thoughts on Joining Church Council

By on March 23, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

My history with church has been, well, eclectic might be a good word for it. My parents are perpetual church shoppers and so our family spent time at pretty much every church our town had to offer. That tendency, in combination with how frequently I moved around in my early twenties, led me to many […]

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Ashes

By on February 16, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

“Do I wipe them off or do I leave them up there?” This is still the question I ask myself every Ash Wednesday. I am a romantic. I love reading adventure novels and thinking about going on fantastic explorations into undiscovered places. In books and movies, stories let us experience this journey from a distance, […]

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A Circle of Strangers

By on February 1, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
A Circle of Strangers

When Gary handed me that stone, I panicked. Recovery Worship–for those feeling broken. The group was small–maybe thirteen–they sat in a circle. What if I had misunderstood? Was this an AA meeting? My struggle was not alcohol; was I intruding? Was I in the right place? But he handed me that stone and I couldn’t […]

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What Are We Saying? On Fears, Distractions, and Prayer

By on January 26, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
What Are We Saying? On Fears, Distractions, and Prayer

Guest Post by Rebecca Gamble Last Sunday I volunteered to lead Zion’s All Ages Confirmation. I had no idea what I was in for!  First, having only attended one Confirmation class here at Zion prior to this week, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I’m a planner, so I went ahead and added details […]

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Where Have All the Windows Gone?

By on December 30, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Where Have All the Windows Gone?

If you’ve been in church recently, you probably know where our stained glass windows have gone. If you’ve just driven by, it might look a little like we are boarded up. So – here’s a “window” into what’s happening at Zion. We’re not exactly sure when the eight beautiful stained glass windows were installed at […]

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