PASTOR NAN DEHNKE
Pastor Nan Dehnke was ordained in 2009 after receiving her Master’s of Divinity degree at The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and receiving her first call to the Indiana-Kentucky Synod. She enjoys creating and encouraging relationships for the sake of God’s mission in the world…..so collaboration, respect, and the Word guide God’s ministry through her. Chaplaincy, working with folks suffering with addictions, empowering leaders, nurturing faith and spirituality through the Word, the Sacraments, and relationships are some of the tools she uses to love God’s people wherever and whoever they are. With God, she leads to empower, encourage, and engage people to help them deepen their relationships with God and with one another.
Dear People of
This pandemic is "throwing us off our feed" as my stepfather used to say. We are collectively grieving. Yes, grieving.
I have taught many confirmation classes. Over the years I have learned....lol...so class pick your favorite bible verse, memorize it, and tell us why.
Of course, you know ....they chose the shortest verse : Jesus wept. Of course, they thought they had pulled a fast one on me. But no. It was a door, an opening to talk about the God who weeps with us...who catches our tears in a bottle. This is our God.
This is our God who promises to be with us. If you are feeling that elephant of grief in your living room and in your soul.....be gentle with yourself. Lose the "should"....you know like I should be happy to have time to rest....to do projects...to read...whatever.....but dear people....we are grieving and God weeps with us.
Activity: play self care bingo. (See attached picture)
You are held in my heart and prayers encircle you.