Ambassador LiveStream 101

Link to LiveStream Video from Mon 10.10.16 – This link will take you to a dropbox

congregational-ambassador-101  -This is the PowerPoint from tonight.

ambassadorsoutline – This is a training document with a lot of information on it.

Call script – working on it –congregational-ambassador-script

Next Meetings

  • October – 30 Minutes – 10th at  – 7 p.m. and  11th at 5 p.m.
  • November – 30 Minutes – 7th at 7 p.m. and 8th at 5 p.m.
  • December – 30 Minutes – 5th at 7 p.m. and 6th at 5 p.m,


Bishop Jon

Retired Rostered Ministers Gathering Resource List – These were some of the resources discussed

Here are the resources I mentioned at our Retired Ministers Retreat.

We read this book in preparation. It was helpful.

October 31, 1517 Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World – Martin Marty

A good place to begin talking about racism.

How to Have Helpful Conversations about Race in the Church and other resources

A good place to begin to talk about Diversity.

And Who is My Neighbor – Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

A Study setting the table for our study on Women and Justice.

Faith Sexism and Justice

As we approach the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Here are several helpful resources.

Lutheran Catholic Common Prayer for Observance of the Reformation Anniversary

Roman Catholic and Lutheran Dialogue Summary Declaration on the Way

Dr. Mark Grandquist suggested the following texts for reading.

Lutherans in America: A New History, Augsburg Fortress, 2014

and a new book with short chapters for lay members: Together by Grace: Introducing the Lutherans.  Edited by Kathryn Kleinhans.  Augsburg Fortress, 2016.


Bishop Jon Anderson


Building Interfaith Bridges Schedule for October 15th


Here is the information of the Interfaith Event in Redwood Falls with Dr. Sayyid Syeed

building-interfaith-bridges  Here is the download of information and schedule.

9:00-10:00 a.m. Fill out nametag, write questions for Dr. Syeed or the panelists

10:00 Welcome and opening prayer: The Rev. Rick Carus, Transitional Executive Presbyter of Minnesota Valleys Presbytery

10:10 Story of how this day happened: The Rev. Scott Prouty

10:20 Introduction of Dr. Syeed, Peggy Graue, Jaylani Hussein, Nahid Kahn, Elona Street-Street, Dr. Bernie Evans

10:40 Who’s in the audience?

10:50-11:25 Dr. Syeed gives opening talk to the gathering, time for questions

11:25 Instructions for lunch and prayer for the meal: The Rev. Pamela Prouty

11:30-12:25 Boxed lunches served in church dining hall
Time of fellowship and discussion

12:30 p.m. Interfaith Panel Discussion begins

1:55 Wrap up and close with prayer
Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed is the National Director of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), heading up its Office for Interfaith and Community Alliances in Washington, DC. He served for 12 years (1994-2006) as Secretary General of the Indiana-based national umbrella organization, which has more than 300 affiliates all over the U.S. and Canada.

Churchwide Voting Member Presentation Resources

Here are two Presentations if you wanted to create an interpretation tool for your congreation.

Churchwide voting members, here they are if you were not able to get them through the internet.

church-wide-assembly-ashley  – Ashley Dahl

church-wide-assembly-rita – Pr. Rita Augsburger

Thanks for your willingness to share this work with others.