Monday, January 19, 2009

It's a heat wave!

Okay, so it's only about 10 degrees, but that feels pretty good after last week, when we were happy if it got to negative 10. The high is even supposed to be almost freezing by tomorrow.

At times like this, I like to remember that we are connected to a much bigger church than we usually realize. We have brothers and sisters in Christ--even fellow Lutherans--who live far from the cold, frozen land of Minnesota, and it is practically our duty to think of them, right? So, for example, you could visit an actual Lutheran seminary, where there is a 60% chance of snow tomorrow morning, but don't let that fool you (spring starts in March). Or plan a trip to the Coastal Retreat Center in Isle of Palms. (I mean, seriously. Isle of Palms. With a name like that, it's got to be good.)

While we're at it, the entire Caribbean Synod sounds pretty good (if you are visiting their website and do not read Spanish, you can usually scroll down to find an English translation). Or you could visit Frederick Lutheran Church, the oldest congregation in continuous existence in the ELCA, which happens to be located in the Virgin Islands.

Of course, if you're like me and you still kind of like the winter weather, there's always Alaska.
~Pastor Sarah

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