Carolyn Due

Immigration

By on July 11, 2018 in News & Musings

Families are being separated. In the midst of such horrible news headlines lately about detaining families seeking asylum, you may be asking- What can I do? Bishop Eaton, our presiding Bishop of the ELCA, made a statement about President Trump’s executive order on June 22nd.  Here is a short section of it. You can read […]

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Greetings from Pastor Jason

By on April 18, 2018 in News & Musings
Greetings from Pastor Jason

It would be hard to quantify the number of Zion memories that I both treasure and have shared with others.  There are the memories of the many youth adventures while on retreats or summer trips, the journey that led to the start of the ZOOM House, the connections to the Horn Towers, and the unique […]

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More Greetings from Denmark

By on April 17, 2018 in News & Musings
More Greetings from Denmark

  Known and unknown Zion Christians: Dear friends – dear brothers and sisters. 35 years ago my family and I attended Zion Lutheran for a year. Since I was only five years old when we arrived at the beginning of the academic year my memories of that year are scattered. vbBut I remember clearly the […]

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Greetings from Pastor Mark

By on April 16, 2018 in News & Musings
Greetings from Pastor Mark

Happy Anniversary Zion! 125 years – you’re just getting started. My name is Mark Schmid, and I had the wonderful privilege of serving as your pastor from 2006 – 2010. My time at Zion with you continues to shape, influence and direct my ministry today. To quote the Apostle Paul in his letter to the […]

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Greetings and Memories from Denmark

By on April 9, 2018 in News & Musings
Greetings and Memories from Denmark

       Dear friends and fellow Christians in Zion on Pillsbury Avenue: It was unpleasantly hot when Elisabeth, Miriam and Jakob (then 5, 9 and 11) years old, plus Lilly and I (then 39 both of us) were installed in your parish house one august evening 35 years ago. But as I think back to an […]

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Earliest Memories

By on March 20, 2018 in News & Musings
Earliest Memories

My parents were custodians at Zion when Reverend Martin was there.  It was probably 1920-1925 or so.  My parents were Anna and Carl Nelson.  We lived just across the street. I once asked mother how she could find time to dust and clean when I was a baby and she replied, ”Oh, you just took […]

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A Mere 90 Years Ago

By on February 12, 2018 in News & Musings
A Mere 90 Years Ago

My father told me that on my first day of Sunday school an announcement was made. Reverend Daniel T.  Martin was coming to serve at Zion. The year was 1928. I have many fond memories of the years that I attended Sunday school and what these people meant to my life. I still recall many […]

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Growing Up at Zion

By on February 12, 2018 in News & Musings
Growing Up at Zion

  When my parents, Erick and Emma Nelson, emigrated to America from their homeland, Sweden, they settled in Minneapolis and became members of Zion Swedish Lutheran Church. As a child, I had their directive to “walk to Zion for Sunday School”. Now, Salem Lutheran Church was just down the street from our house, but the […]

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Growing up at Zion

By on February 12, 2018 in News & Musings
Growing up at Zion

My parents, Edwin and Mildred Carlson, became members of Zion in the early 1930s. I am the youngest of their six children. Growing up we had wonderful role models. We attended Sunday school here and were all confirmed by Pastor Martin. At one time our father was a deacon (at that time they had deacons […]

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Zion Memory

By on February 9, 2018 in News & Musings
Zion Memory

I have always been thankful for my assignment in 1977 to Zion Lutheran Church for Contextual Education. I remember the first time I was to assist with Holy Communion. Pastor Oman informed me that the practice was that the pastor would place the wafer on the tongue of the communicant and pour the wine from […]

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