Vacationing in Scotland and Ireland!
We enjoyed a week and a half in northern Europe in early August! Â Bethany spent July in Copenhagen taking classes with the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design to prepare to teach some new courses at Urban School this fall. Â Another teacher there, Kristjiana, was at Cambridge University taking a class to prepare her to teach…
Happy 91st Birthday, Mary Frances!
Carolyn’s mother celebrated her 91st birthday on July 7th. Â Carolyn’s sister, Theresa, and her husband were here from South Carolina.
Dan and Emily visit Yakima!
Dan and Emily came to visit us earlier this week. Â We did a lot of wine tasting up and down the valley…so many choices, and such a variety of wines, had delicious dinners together, and drove to see Mt. St. Helens. Â It’s eruption in 1980 made for perfect soil for those vines we enjoyed the…
Carolyn goes to the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston!
Felicity, Jason, Carolyn, and 10 youth from Central Lutheran Church enjoyed the 5-day ELCA Youth Gathering that is held every 3 years. over 30,000 ELCA youth from around the country attended, with over 1,000 adult volunteers. Â They learned about the church, worshiped, did service projects together, and had fun. Â Carolyn flew down so she wouldn’t…
The Rev. Dr. Carolyn R. Hellerich is now a thing!
Carolyn graduated from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Sunday, May 20, 2018 with a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching degree. Â The graduation ceremony/Eucharist was held at St. Thomas Apostle Church near the seminary. Bethany, Dan, Emily, and Dave were there to celebrate with Carolyn. Â A wonderful weekend was had by all. Thursday: Â Dave…
Shopping and Visiting the New Synod Office in Spokane!
Enjoyed today visiting Spokane! We took some things from the assembly to the beautiful new synod office with a huge turkey roaming the grounds, had a wonderful lunch at Lindamanâ€™s with Cathy Steiner, the synodâ€™s efficient secretary, took Central Lutheran-Yakimaâ€™s LWR School Kits to the ingathering truck at St. Lukeâ€™s Lutheran Church in Spokane where…
Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod’s Assembly in Yakima April 27-29, 2017!
I was asked to be the Assembly Planning Chair for this year’s assembly. Â I was honored to be asked. Our planning began last Summer,and Â the planning committees began planning the annual event with our first monthly meeting in October. Â It was an exciting process. Â Thanks especially to Julia Bennett from Boise, our synod assembly Manager.…
“Lake Maclaren” begins to fill!
To show that Spring is really here, the reservoir next to our house is beginning to fill, and the irrigation canal that traverses all around Yakima is now moving snowmelt from the Cascades and Mt. Rainier and Rimrock Lake to the towns and vineyards and orchards and fields below. Â The water began flowing this morning.…
Lent and Easter at Central and Christ, 2018!
Central, Christ, and Tree of Life held joint Midweek Lenten Services again this year at Central. Â We also held a joint Easter Vigil on March 31st. Â Happy Easter to everyone!
More Renovations to 2105!
Several things have changed here at 2105 Maclaren Street, but there is still more to do. Â We had the tile removed from the entryway and had oak flooring installed. Â Looks much more like it must have when built. Â It looks GREAT! Â Also had a Microwave installed above the range in the kitchen…so convenient!