For the first part of this week, I am away with pastor colleagues from around the St. Paul Area Synod at the Bishop’s Theological Conference. Each year, Bishop Lull hosts this gathering to bring us together, to build relationships, to study and worship, and to renew. This year the gathering is at Cragun’s up north.
Our keynote speaker is Presiding Bishop Eaton of the ELCA.
What a joy it is for me to have Pastor Mponzi join me at the conference. It is amazing how the church is wonderfully small and connected! More than once, we ran into pastors who knew pastors who knew Pastor Mponzi! He even was able to speak Swahili with some.
Together, Pastor Mponzi and I, are learning much. We are also enjoying the beauty of belonging to a church that has global relationships and shares in the proclamation of God’s love that is found in Christ!
Bwana Jesu Asifewe!
I look forward to seeing you all in worship this coming Sunday on Reformation Sunday!