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Posts from 2016

Thanksgiving Eve Covenant Community Service

On the evening of November 23, 2016, more than 300 members of the Crossroads Covenant Community and the greater Eastside community came together for the 30th year to give thanks for our continued partnerships and shared mission.  Each year we rotate the hosts and leaders of this service; this year was Pastor Dave’s turn to…

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Monday Musings: Debate

So, see anything interesting on TV lately?  More than 80 million of us watched the first presidential debate on television last night – and millions more watched online.  Maybe you were one of those millions of viewers and streamers.  I was. Nerd alert – I was on the debate team in high school.  I was…

Cross of Christ Lutheran Tanzania Mission Team, 2016

Monday Musings: Communion

Maybe I’m still on “Tanzania Time” since I’m just now, on Wednesday, finishing this week’s Monday Musing.  Better late than never, I suppose.  Or as they say in East Africa, roughly translated, “In haste there is no blessing.” I continue to ponder the blessings of being a part of the Traveling Team for Tanzania Mission…

Monday Musings: Transitions

This is a Monday of departures and transitions. Two of my favorite young men, both named David, are just about to begin new adventures and callings in their lives, and I’m missing them already. My son David left yesterday after worship for his junior year in college in Iowa. This isn’t the first time I’ve had to…

Monday Musings: Return

I haven’t posted for several Mondays. Did you miss me? I’ve missed connecting with you, but I have a good excuse. This is my first Monday back in the office after nearly four weeks in Africa. The centerpiece of my time was helping to lead Cross of Christ’s third mission trip to northern Tanzania in…

Tanzania Mission Team Update #15: Home

Dear friends, supporters, and Sending Team, The Good Witch from the Wizard of Oz was right.  There is no place like home!  For the majority of the Tanzania Mission 2016 Team, homecoming was Monday after between 30 to 36 hours of travel door to door from Arusha, Tanzania, to Bellevue. For 11 team members, we…