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Join us for Hymn Madness June 9!

Do you have a favorite hymn? Do you have a favorite season of songs? What do you think are the congregation’s favorite hymns? Come to worship on Sunday, June 9th and make your voice heard, share your opinion, and let’s find out together what the favorite hymns are at SPLC! During worship that Sunday we…

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St. Paul’s summer youth trip kicks off June 14

St. Paul’s summer youth service trip will kick off on Friday, June 14, with the group returning on Friday, June 21. Heading for Wenatchee, Washington, the seven chaperones and 11 youth members will be taking part in some powerful ministry – leading soccer and basketball camps for the children of migrant workers as well as…

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The Ascension of Jesus

Pastor Joe Skogmo St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lowry, MN Easter 6 | 05.26.2019 | John 14:23-29 “…On the third day he rose from the dead, he ascended into heaven…” He ascended into heaven. We don’t talk too much about the Ascension as a major moment in Jesus’ story. God came to earth in Christ Jesus…

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What Jesus Wants for His Churches

Pastor Joe Skogmo St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lowry, MN Easter 5 | 05.19.2019 | John 13 P: The Holy Gospel according to John the Thirteenth Chapter… C: Glory to you, O Lord. Before we enter into the gospel, I want bookend all this with a question we don’t always think to ask: if we are…

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God is Not the Butcher

Pastor Joe Skogmo St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lowry, MN Easter 4 | 05.12.2019 | John 10:22-30 Today is the Sunday in the liturgical year that is often called, “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Now, I’ve told this story before, but I almost cannot NOT tell this story when this passage comes and Good Shepherd Sunday comes around.…

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I Deny the Resurrection

Pastor Joe Skogmo St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lowry, MN Easter 3 | 05.05.2019 | John 21:1-17 Somebody said to me… ‘Do you deny the resurrection [of Jesus]?’ I went, ‘Okay, this is time to fess up. Yes…I do. Of course, I do. I do deny the resurrection!…EVERY TIME I DO NOT SERVE MY NEIGHBOR, EVERY…

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Relief: “Then They Remembered His Words…”

Pastor Joe Skogmo St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lowry, MN Easter Sunday | 04.21.2019 | Luke 24:1-12 Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber tweeted this out last year: clergy & church workers, here’s our yearly reminder: Jesus will rise from the dead even if you forgot to print out the right hymns, even if the lilies arrive already wilted,…

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