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How long, Lord?

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

I remember, a year ago, watching an NBC special about the lockdown in Wuhan, China that made the city of 11 million people look like a ghost town. Naively, I thought how frustrating that must be for the people in that area. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that the United States would...

The Thing You're Supposed to Do

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

My grandpa, also John Klawiter (same spelling, different pronunciation), died last week at the age of 90. He lived near Los Angeles and it wasn’t Covid that claimed him, but because of the brutal toll of Covid in California, his body will remain refrigerated until mid-February at the...

Look Beyond Our Homes

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

Faith Lutheran is not having in person worship on Christmas Eve this year. Since July, we’ve provided in person worship on Sunday mornings and it continues to serve a purpose for the people who attend. We have yet to have a large enough gathering where our Covid safety protocols were...

Grief in Thanksgiving

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

Let’s talk about grief. Wait, you were expecting thanksgiving? Before we can move to thankfulness, we need to give ourselves permission to grieve. Not only is it ok to grieve, it’s encouraged and necessary for healing. Grief can look like sadness, confusion, anger, or fear...

Start seeing the people

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

Do you know someone who has had Covid? The longer the pandemic lasts, the more likely it is that you do. However, I realized that not everyone in my congregation of Faith Lutheran does. On Sunday, I asked three members of my church who’ve been affected by this invisible nightmare virus to...

Support is Available

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

In the spring, as schools moved to online only and distance learning became reality, parents were thrust into new roles of teaching. One trend I noticed on social media was jokes about the reliance on alcohol to make it through the day as a home school teacher. Most of this is done with...

This is what our God asks us to do

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

Sports are finally back. Which means that announcers are back… putting their foot in their mouths. Last week, two announcers were removed from their positions for failing to stick to sports. Social commentary and sports go hand in hand like Minnesota sports teams and heartbreak. Thom...

There Will Be A Someday

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

I am not an epidemiologist and have not studied the Coronavirus scientifically to be an expert on what advice to give you. Because of their advice, I wear a mask in public to protect you and appreciate when you do the same. I am not in charge of schools or school districts and can’t tell...