Month: August 2016

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Redundancy is often considered a bad thing.  Like the old joke about a certain large business firm that has a Department of Redundancy Department. Ecologists, however, tell us that every vital living system has multiple levels of redundancy.  Many species…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

God has ordained that entropy increases over time.  So says the second law of thermodynamics, anyway.  SOV’s parking lot is a perfect example.  When I came to SOV in 2014, the parking lot was already in rough shape.  Since then,…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Where does God do banking? With the ELCA Federal Credit Union! The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, our national church, has approximately 3.7 million members in 10,000 congregations. That’s a lot of people, to whom God has given stewardship of…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Yesterday Council President Harmon announced, by email, that I’m moving to .75 FTE after having served SOV on a full-time basis since April, 2014. As she said in her message, the Council and I see this as a win-win. I…