2019-2020 Confirmation Review

To this year’s eighth and ninth grade confirmation students: Yesterday, Wednesday, September 2, I hosted two Zoom meetings–one at 10 am and the second at 6:30 pm–to review what we accomplished in the 2019-2020 school year before the coronavirus crisis hit in March, and to lay out plans for the 2020-2021 school year. At the morning session, there were just two participants and at the evening session, only one. I recorded yesterday evening’s presentation and it is attached below. Those of you who were not able to join either meeting should watch so we all are on the same page.

Paul, Suffering, and the Coronavirus

I think this blog by Rev. David Lose, who is on the pastoral staff at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, is well worth reading. The first half is directed to fellow pastors and preachers but is a nice introduction to Pastor Lose.

When he mentions Mount Olivet as you read, insert Bethlehem Lutheran. At the end is a TED Talk video by Brene Brown that he highly recommends watching — and so do I.

The link is below.