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Waconia woman takes part in ‘500’
Published April 22, 2016 at 9:00 am
Trinity offers drive thru prayers for Holy Week
Published March 23, 2016 at 9:11 am
by Ethan Groothuis Carver County News Eileen Nelson and Cindy Essen were practically giddy when someone entered the Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot on a cold March morning. “Oh, we got one! Someone is coming in!” Essen said, as she prepared a cup of coffee for a man in a blue GMC. This Holy...
Peace Lutheran welcomes new pastor
Published February 11, 2016 at 12:22 pm
by Ethan Groothuis Carver County News The first thing David Hanson thought when he visited Watertown was that it felt like home. Originally from Albert Lea, Hanson recently accepted the full time pastor position at Peace Lutheran Church just outside of Watertown. Already he has experienced several...
Worldly possessions not an indicator of God’s love
Published December 30, 2015 at 11:41 am
By Chaplain Dave Hoadley Ridgeview Medical Center As I look back on 2015, I can say I’ve had a good year. I got married for the first (and last) time in July and took a new job In October. As the year comes to a close, I have a loving wife, two great step-kids, a...
Church of Peace features play
Published December 19, 2015 at 9:00 am
by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times The Christmas spirit is continue to spread in unique ways at Church of Peace in NYA thanks to Pastor Bob Haskin. About 15 kids from NYA and the area will take part in “Puppets Christmas Pageant” during worship services this Sunday, Dec. 20, at 10 a.m. Written by...
Oakwood Church dedicates new building outside Waconia
Published December 15, 2015 at 3:18 pm
More than 158 years after the dedication of its first building – a 20-by-26 ft. log structure heated with a wood stove and lighted by kerosene lamps – Oakwood Community Church dedicated its newest building to the Lord on Nov. 22. The modern 17,000 sq. ft. building, located just east of Waconia...
Church invited to discussion on race
Published November 16, 2015 at 12:01 am
Complexities of “Race” relations in the U.S. are regularly in the news and are a divisive topic. Conversations about significant issues can sometimes be emotional, pick-a-side and fight-it-out discussions that leave us feeling worse about the people we disagree with, and sometimes worse about...
Trinity Lutheran celebrates milestone anniversary
Published November 4, 2015 at 12:01 am
Imagine what it was like 150 years ago. The Civil War, the bloodiest battle on American soil, was ending, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, and a couple of Lutheran pastors were meeting with Lutheran Christians along the Minnesota River. The pastors were encouraging the Christians in the Word of...
In pursuit of happiness
Published October 12, 2015 at 12:01 am
By Rev. Dr. Amy Gohdes-Luhman Waconia Moravian Church Emoticons. Back in the 1970s it was called a smiley face and it was a simple yellow face with a single-line smile with dimples and two dots for eyes. Now they have evolved into an electronic form of communication on our phones, iPads, tablets,...
-7 below this morning
Published September 11, 2015 at 11:09 am
It was -7 below this morning and all these cars made it to work. Just another Minnesota Monday in January.