Pastor’s Blog by Pastor Dave Thomas

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Monday Musings: Debate

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    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.  […]

Monday Musings: Communion

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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

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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 […]

Monday Musings: Return

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  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 […]

Monday Musings: Sick

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This week’s Monday Musings are coming to you on Tuesday as I just got back late last night from a cross-country trip with my son David, driving home together from his college in Iowa. We had a great time of sharing over the two days of packing up his dorm room and three days of […]

Monday Musings: Communities

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  I played in a handbell concert yesterday. My church, Cross of Christ, hosts the Emerald City Ringers, a really top-notch local handbell community choir. As “Artists in Residence” ECR has a special relationship with CofC, to the benefit of both the choir and the congregation. One of the mutual benefits is our hosting a […]

Monday Musings: Growing Up

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Today’s Monday Musing dateline is Sioux City, Iowa. I’m here visiting my son David, a sophomore at Briar Cliff University. This was Spring Fling weekend for the baseball team, including Senior Day yesterday. So far we’ve watched four games and we’ll get to see six more before we leave Saturday evening. I got to coach […]

Monday Musings: Openings

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It’s Opening Day for Major League Baseball, a quasi-national holiday for diehard hardball fans like myself.  Play ball! Actually yesterday was sort of Opening Day.  There were three games, one matchup each of National League and American League teams and one interleague game, which featured last year’s World Series teams, the Kansas City Royals and […]

Monday Musings: Rain

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  A version of an old joke about Seattle and rain. A visitor to the Seattle area is amazed that it rained every day of his two-week long trip, his first to the area. At the airport awaiting his flight home, he strikes up a conversation with a young woman at one of many Starbucks […]

Monday Musings: Quakes

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  Over the weekend I attended what I think was my twelfth – and as I just learned this morning, my last – Youth Quake. Quakes are awesome weekend youth events that are put on by Youth Encounter, an amazing Lutheran group out of Minnesota that have been serving Lutheran youth for the past 51 […]