Intern Lynne Ogren with Julie Josund at Island of Faith Lutheran Church in Wrangell, Alaska.
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
Crocodiles are snapping up fresh offers from the …
Want to bake some fine communion bread for the holidays? Or show other folks in the congregation how to do it? Or, to tell the truth…just some good eating bread for yourself or your family or your guests?
Using the official “Luther Seminary Recipe,” one of our fine internship supervisors, Pastor Ron Glusenkamp of Bethany Lutheran, Cherry Hills, Colorado, shows you how in this video:
Thanks for sharing this, Ron!
Here we are in Advent, that hectic and joyous time. We’ll celebrate Christmas as families gather for gala celebrations, great meals and traditional activities. That’s great.
But for some interns, this could be a hard time. Some interns might not be going home for Christmas for the first time. They’ll be missing out on things they’ve always done and the people they have always enjoyed these holidays with. If the intern has a family, the intern’s spouse will be going through …
Photos from the Nov. 6 cluster meeting of interns in the Pacific Northwest.
As October becomes November, certain pertinent 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 joined to objectives which are mini-goals which focus upon specific aspects of the overall goal. Those objectives should …
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 Lay Committee Guide found on-line.
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 …
Intern Neal Cannon, Intern Kayla Monson, Pastor Joel Quie, Pastor Bob Linstrand, and intern LisaMarie Doerrmann at the West Metro Cluster Meeting.
Interns Kristine Isder, Gwen Powell, Amy Swenson and Amanda Ullrich at the Southwestern Minnesota-South Dakota Cluster.
Interns Jeremy Ullrich, William Johnson, Josh Toufar and Michael Buller enjoy a little cribbage during a lunch break at the Southwestern Minnesota-South Dakota Cluster.
Pastor Rick Hoyme, Intern Aaron …
Our colleague Sally Messner left her position in Contextual Learning at the end of September. This is bittersweet news. The "bitter" part is that we will dearly miss a delightful and skilled colleague. The "sweet" part is that she plans to spend more time at home with her 4-month old daughter, Annalies, and expand her freelance work as a musician and editor. We wish Sally, Josh and Annalies all the best and are grateful for her time with us.
Part of Sally's work with Contextual Learning has been …
As new internships get underway, interns and pastors should be planning to attend the appropriate cluster meeting. They are as follows:
Oregon–Vancouver, Wash.: Oct. 2-3, Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, Ore. (Julie Josund)
Northern Minnesota–North Dakota: Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Elim Lutheran Church, Fargo, N.D. (Rick Foss) NOTE DATE CHANGE
Twin Cities West: Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minn. (Steve McKinley)
Southeastern Minnesota: Oct. 30, 10 …