If you have seen “The Lion King” (and we hope you have!) you might remember that delightful little song called “The Morning Report,” in which Zazu, the red-billed hornbill who serves as eyes and ears for King Mufasa, comes before the king to give an account of what has happened in Mufasa’s kingdom in the last 24 hours.
Chimps are going ape, giraffes remain above it all
Elephants remember, though just what I can't recall
North Bend, Wash. Oct. 2011
Back row: Pr. Jim Johnson, Kari Lipke, Pr. John Bjorge, Pr. Jon Nelson, Anders Peterson, Ben Hilding.
Middle row: Pr. Carol Jensen, Mandy Brobst-Renaud, Pr. Paul Palumbo, Pr. Scott Fuller.
Front row: Alicia Hilding, Gina Herman, Julie McCain, Annette Andrews-Lux, Julie Josund, Joe Skogmo.
(Taking the photo: Pr. Paul Hoffman.)
The Internship Committee should be meeting regularly by now. You may be wondering what role you play in the internship besides meeting once a month. The text below comes from the online Committee Handbook:
What roles do committee members play?
You provide counsel and encouragement for the intern and his/her spouse. You provide support and honest feedback—something that everyone needs.
You are able to acquaint the intern with the members of the congregation and …
As October becomes November, certain documents pertaining to internship are either due for completion or soon will be.
Learning Goals are due by the end of the second month of internship which, for most interns, means the end of October. Learning Goals are broad summary statements which are inclusive, far-reaching, and visionary. These goals (ideally 3-5) are then fleshed out with objectives, which focus upon specific aspects of the overall goal. Those objectives should be: …
Row 1: Pr. Mike O’Berg, Ray McKechnie-Wartburg, Pr. Tom Dodd, Pr. Chris Kramer, Elizabeth Damico-Luther, Stacey Siebrasse-PLTS
Row 2: Youghshim Mason-Wartburg, Rebecca Ajer-LSTC, Matthew Anderson-LSTC, Pr. Chris Nolte
Back row: Laura Stephenson-PLTS, Pr. Dorthy Nielsen, Pr. Jon Strasman, Pr. Jim Stender
Southwestern MN and South Dakota Cluster
Interns Jason Darty (Southern Seminary), Bailey Landa, Anthony Christoffels, Stephanie Christoffels, and Lisa Konzen …
Most interns should be at work now on their Learning Goals and Project Proposal. These are forms due to be submitted by the end of the second month of internship. Supervisors and Lay Committee should be expecting to talk with the intern about the forms.
Learning Goals are “broad summary statements which are inclusive, far-reaching, and visionary.” These goals (ideally 3-5) are then joined to objectives which “are "mini-goals" which focus upon specific aspects of the overall goal.” …
by Julie Wright
Shortly after I arrived at my internship, my grandfather died unexpectedly. In the midst of beginning a new and exciting internship experience, I witnessed the death of such a dear man – someone who had loved and nurtured me my whole life. As he took his final breath, I held his hand, stroked his hair, marked the cross of Christ upon his brow, and spoke his name. Five days later, as we laid him to rest, I had the great honor of preaching at his funeral and co-officiating at …
Northern Minnesota: Tues., Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Brainerd, Minn. (Rick Foss)
Washington State: Tues., Oct. 4-5, Rainbow Lodge, North Bend, Wash. (Julie Josund)
North Dakota: Thurs., Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, Grand Forks, N. D. (Rick Foss)
Twin Cities East: Tues., Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Como Park Lutheran Church, St. Paul, Minn. (Steve McKinley)
Oregon/Vancouver, Wash.: Oct. 11-12, Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, Ore. (Julie Josund)
Twin Cities West: …
Former Deployed Internship Associate Sherwood Glover (right) and his wife Jeanne paid a recent visit to the Contextual Learning office during a driving tour around the country. They are pictured with CL Director Rick Foss.
Brad Doty, Chase Smith, Courtney Young and Beth Krolak talk about their internship experiences during the senior de-briefing and launch event in early September.
Scott Simmons, Michelle deBeauchamp, and Mary Sue Dreier share a laugh during the de-briefing …
It’s the point in the year at which many internships are starting up. This is thrilling for the intern, the supervisor, and the congregation. That excitement is reflected in a letter we received recently from Pastor Phil Gardner at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sandusky, Ohio.
"I am pleased to report that Sharon Brown is on board and getting much more than just her feet wet. Her first official responsibility among us was on Sunday when she participated in the annual blessing of book bags as …