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Greetings from Our New Pastor

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Posted by Bill Eaves on

Dear Friends: I am looking forward with great joy and deep humility to being your pastor. As I begin, I want to tell you a little about myself so we don’t have to feel like strangers the first time we meet. I grew up in Georgia, and the beginnings of my call to ministry came in a United...

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Pastor’s Letter: Of doughnuts, Humor and Holy Spirit

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Posted by David Doppenberg on

Dear friends in Christ, First of all, thank you for the warm welcome as I join you as intentional Interim Pastor — a welcome that started even before I arrived, with Bryce, Brooke, John, and the committee on Staff Parish Relations. I am delighted to be working with so many quality leaders...

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Welcome David Doppenberg

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Posted by Office Staff on

Starting July 25 David Doppenberg will begin as the Intentional Interim Pastor. David is a Lutheran Pastor. He has served as Senior Pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids for 9 years and Lead Pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church in Annandale, Minnesota, for 12 years. Most recently he has...

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In 1996: Memories from Pastor Bryce Johnson

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Posted by Bryce Johnson on

In 1996: The Summer Olympics were held in Atlanta. Bill Clinton was elected to his second term as president. "You betcha," the Cohen brothers' film "Fargo" was released. On February 2, 1996, Tower, Minnesota experienced an all-time low of -61. On July 1, 1996, I began ministry at White Bear...

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Interim Pastor To Join Church

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Posted by Office Staff on

We look forward to welcoming Pastor David Doppenberg on July 25 as our Interim Pastor. He and his wife, Mary, have two daughters, one son, and five grand children. Here is a bit more about David in his own words. Leadership Gifts and Style My top five strengths from StrengthsFinder are: 1)...

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Better Together

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Posted by Bryce Johnson on

Beautiful music, like the music we have experienced in recent Sundays, is the result of an ensemble bringing their talents together as a whole. Looking back over the past twenty years I become aware of the beautiful music we have made together. I think about the team that led the 2007 sanctuary...

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Twenty Years Later

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Posted by Bryce Johnson on

In the twenty years I have served in ministry at White Bear Lake much has changed. I will highlight some of these changes in the next few blogs. This month I focus on church staff. I have had the privilege to work with remarkable women and men sharing in ministry. Doing a quick tally: since...

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