Our Wednesday Evening Lenten Schedule begins March 13. The schedule will be as follows:
This year's Vespers theme is Why Jesus Why Church: Sharing Our Stories. We hope you join as a number of members share their insights from this past January's Why Jesus Why Church Project.
If you are available to help setup and cleanup the soup suppers, please click here to sign up.
You are invited to join the men of Shepherd for breakfast and conversation on 2/23 at 6:45am in Ranum Hall. This month's speaker is Ted Olson who will be facilitating a conversation on his topic, “Adventures in Hiking the Continental Divide Trail." Contact Pastor Scott for more information and to RSVP.
You are invited to join this month's WoSOTH Book Club at McCoy's in St. Louis Park on 2/24 at noon. This month's book is "Educated" by Tara Westover. Contact Kaye Wothe or Pastor Joanna for more information.
Parents often identify as feeling over-burdened and question if they are missing opportunities to equip their children for adulthood. Come and join Katie Holter, Psy.D. and Rachel Rippel, M.A., L.P. from Minnetonka Counseling for a conversation on ways to support caregivers in building resiliency in our youth. This discussion hopes to shed light on topics like developmentally appropriate behavior and the “Failure to Launch Syndrome.” While also teaching the power skill of validation, a skill that can help strengthen our interpersonal relationships - including relationships with our youth.
WoSOTH Breakfast - February 2, 7:45AM
Speaker: Jean Fagerstrom on “Mindfulness”
In this one-hour session, she will explain what mindfulness meditation is and how this practice of actually being present for our lives moment-by-moment can make a significant difference in our well-being. There will be a couple of brief mindfulness practices. Building on that basis, she will also give a brief introduction to mindful self-compassion including an experiential exercise. Both of these practices can ease stress and anxiety and help us to live more skillfully. She will also share information on how we can follow up with further study and practice in these areas.Jean Fagerstrom is a long-term meditator who has been teaching mindfulness courses at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing for over 10 years. She teaches both Jon Kabat-Zinn’s course, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer’s Mindful Self-Compassion course. She is also a clinical social worker with several years’ experience as a psychotherapist.