Christmas Time in Yakima: Dan and Emily in Minnesota, Beth in India!
We spent a nice, quite Christmas in Yakima this year. Â Dan and Emily spent the holiday with her family, and Beth chaperoned another student study trip from the Urban School of San Francisco to India, this time the northern part (a few photos from her trip are posted here.) Â We were invited to a…
The Nativity of Our Lord – Christmas, 2017 Worships!
With Christmas Eve on Sunday this year, all of the worship services seemed to run together! Â First of all, both Central Lutheran and Christ Lutheran churches had Wednesday evening Advent services. Â Christ Lutheran had, on Sunday, December 24th, a morning Advent 4 service at 9:30am, and an evening Christmas Eve service at 7pm. Â Central Lutheran…
A Trip to Leavenworth, Washington…our local Bavarian Village!
Dan, Emily, Bethany, Carolyn, and Dave spent Saturday, November 25, 2017, visiting Leavenworth, Washington, about 90 minutes north of Yakima. Â It’s a beautiful Bavarian-themed town in the mountains. Â We enjoyed the many shops there, and ate delicious German foods. Â The snow helped make it more genuine, too! Â Great place to visit, if you’re ever in…
The children visited us for Thanksgiving this year. Â Always fun to work together in the kitchen!
First Call Retreat held in Seabeck November 13-16, 2017
Dave attended his first annual (out of three) First Call Retreat held November 13-16, 2017, at Â Seabeck Â in western Washington, west of Seattle. Â He got to meet many other pastors and deacons in their first calls. Â The program was great, we studied Reinhold Niebuhr, and the worship exceptional. Â Thanks to everyone, especially Susan Briehl,…
Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in Yakima
On Sunday, October 29, 2017, Carolyn welcomed Bishop Â , bishop of the Archdiocese of Yakima (Roman Catholic Church) to the pulpit of Central Lutheran (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) for their 9am worship service. Â At 11am, Carolyn preached at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Yakima. Â What a wonderful opportunity to commemorate together the beginning of…
Dave’s Parents’ 70th Wedding Anniversary
Dave’s parents were married on October 29, 1947 in Wahoo, NE. Â This day would have been their 70th Wedding Anniversary. Â Dad died in 2006, she died in 2011. Â We had some traditional family foods to celebrate the day, including spaghetti and hamburger and apple dumplings.
Traveled throughout Eastern Washington to Pullman, WA and Moscow, ID
On October 21, 2017, we drove through the beautiful eastern Washington countryside to visit Pullman and the Washington State University campus, and Moscow and the University of Idaho campus. Â The Lutheran Campus Ministry had an Octoberfest fundraiser at U of Idaho, with German food, beer, and music! Â Sehr Gut!!!
500th Anniversary of the Reformation- National Lutheran Choir Concert in Seattle: September 29, 2017
We enjoyed a wonderful concert celebrating the Reformation at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle on September 30. 2017..
A New Bishop is Installed in the Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod!
We participated in the installation of the Rev. Kristen Kuempel as bishop of the Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod. Â She was elected at the synod assembly in May in Spokane. Â She began her new call September 1st. Â The installation was held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Spokane on Saturday, September 16, 2018. Â Carolyn processed with the…