Lent & Holy Week

Quiet Wednesdays  & Tenebrae Service Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church 1620 E. 46th St. On Wednesdays through April 1, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the candlelit sanctuary will be open for prayer and meditation with labyrinth and readings. On April 3, Good Friday,  the church holds a Tenebrae service at 6:30…

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New Year is time to protect the Earth

War is one of the major enemies of our environment. Our Earth is being destroyed by war. War is waged with toxins like Agent Orange and dioxins, which have left several generations of Vietnamese children with horrible birth defects and American soldiers still suffering. Now Agent Orange rears its ugly…

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Could there be a simple solution?

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN At a service organized in Milwaukee by the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, as reported by Annysa Johnson in the Milwakee Journal Sentinal (July 17), “worshippers sang ‘Donna Nobis Pacem,’ or ‘Grant us Peace’ in Latin, Hebrew and Arabic. And Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Unitarian clergy…

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Focus on vets

BY AMY BLUMENSHINE At least 22 veterans die by suicide each day. These deaths deserve our community attention. These deaths deserve our societal resolve to address the suffering some veterans experience before more tragic and unnecessary final losses reverberate through our communities. Veterans account for 20% of all suicides. Recently,…

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Extending the sun

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church is the first community of faith in Minnesota to host a solar garden (a solar array) that feeds directly into the Xcel Energy electric grid. Bethel’s pastor, Brenda Froisland, says about the project, “When we say we nourish God’s creation, we really mean…

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Volunteer Opportunity

Lutheran Social Service If you are 55 or older and would like to visit isolated adults in Minneapolis and surrounding areas to provide in-home companionship and transportation, please contact Kate Neuhaus at Lutheran Social Service, 651-310-9447 or kate.neuhaus@lssmn.org. You will receive a tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement and other benefits.

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Darryl M. Robinson, presente!

BY MICHELLE GROSS It is with very deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of longtime friend and Communities United Against Police Brutality vice-president, Darryl Robinson. His passing leaves a giant hole in our organization and in the community, and we are truly devastated. Darryl has been solely responsible…

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Everybody loved Shivers, RIP

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN One winter day in 2003, or maybe 2004, no one quite remembers, the mail carrier brought a very cold kitten into the office here at Southside Pride. It was way below freezing outside and there was no doubt that had she stayed out she would have frozen…

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Richard “Skip” Nelson

BY ED FELIEN Richard “Skip” Nelson lost his battle with cancer on Dec. 18, 2013. No one can replace him. He was so gentle and so kind. Walt Whitman has a line, “He shamed silliness out of me.” Skip had a wonderful sense of humor and loved a good joke,…

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