Profile: North Emanuel Lutheran Church, Saint Paul, Minn.
North Emanuel Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minn., is one of 11 congregations participating in the Biblical Fluency Project within Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project grant.
According to the congregation's profile, North Emanuel is primarily Caucasian, Scandinavian background with some Liberian, Native American, Latino and biracial families.
Here's an excerpt from their profile:
C. Current Practices
Current Practice #3: Treasured Bible Verses
People were invited to submit their “treasured Bible verse” for the 120th anniversary (we collected 120 verses). Each week in worship, one of the verses is chosen from the glass jar on the altar and the verse is read. Then it is printed and displayed the following week in the sanctuary. The sanctuary has many verses now posted on the walls surrounding the people.
This has been very favorable. We are not sure if we will pull out all the verses or stop this particular practice now that the 120th is over.
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