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Diane Roth
Works at Woodlake Lutheran Church
Attended Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary
Lives in Richfield, MN
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Tomorrow is Maundy Thursday, the beginning of the Great Three Days leading to Easter.  As usual, I am not ready, despite forty days warning, although I will say that I'm doing better tonight than I was this morning.  I am pre...
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The last funeral I officiated was on a Saturday afternoon in Lent.  The woman who died was too young, had cancer, fought valiantly, put her life in Jesus' hands.  In many ways her funeral was like many other funerals where I ...
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an attempt to compare poetry and prayer.
I'm not that good at either one. I know, this is an odd confession for a pastor to make.  You don't like to hear your pastor saying, "I'm no good at praying."  And don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't pray.  It's just th...
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Poetry is Prayer/Prayer Is Poetry
A prayer is not a poem, and a poem is not a prayer.  but they do, somehow, have something in common, both in theory and in practice.  For today, it's just practice. I. O Lord, look kindly on my heart, broken, bruised, black: backward, still, but Yours. II. ...
A prayer is not a poem, and a poem is not a prayer.  but they do, somehow, have something in common, both in theory and in practice.  For today, it's just practice. I. O Lord, look kindly on my heart, broken, bruised, blac...
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To Begin the Three Days: Eat Standing Up
Tomorrow is Maundy Thursday, the beginning of the Great Three Days leading to Easter.  As usual, I am not ready, despite forty days warning, although I will say that I'm doing better tonight than I was this morning.  I am preaching on Maundy Thursday, which...
Tomorrow is Maundy Thursday, the beginning of the Great Three Days leading to Easter.  As usual, I am not ready, despite forty days warning, although I will say that I'm doing better tonight than I was this morning.  I am pre...
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What I Learn From Funerals
The last funeral I officiated was on a Saturday afternoon in Lent.  The woman who died was too young, had cancer, fought valiantly, put her life in Jesus' hands.  In many ways her funeral was like many other funerals where I officiate.  There is so much tha...
The last funeral I officiated was on a Saturday afternoon in Lent.  The woman who died was too young, had cancer, fought valiantly, put her life in Jesus' hands.  In many ways her funeral was like many other funerals where I ...
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Prayer and Poetry
I'm not that good at either one. I know, this is an odd confession for a pastor to make.  You don't like to hear your pastor saying, "I'm no good at praying."  And don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't pray.  It's just that I am apt to compare myself wi...
I'm not that good at either one. I know, this is an odd confession for a pastor to make.  You don't like to hear your pastor saying, "I'm no good at praying."  And don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't pray.  It's just th...
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A prayer is not a poem, and a poem is not a prayer.  but they do, somehow, have something in common, both in theory and in practice.  For today, it's just practice. I. O Lord, look kindly on my heart, broken, bruised, blac...
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Last night our congregation's book group met to discuss Jennifer Worth's excellent memoir, "Call the Midwife." I had read the book last year, partly because of the tie-in with the popular BBC series.  I was pleasantly surpris...
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Pastor
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writing, preaching, pastoral care, intergenerational ministry, faith formation
Employment
  • Woodlake Lutheran Church
    Pastor, present
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Currently
Richfield, MN
Previously
St. Louis Park, MN - Tokyo, Japan - Denver, Colorado - Vienna, South Dakota - Minneapolis, MN
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Lutheran pastor, dog-lover, wife, stepmom, loves knitting, reading, thinking, swimming
Introduction
I'm a Lutheran pastor, writer, dog lover and owner, avid reader, crossword do-er. I'm passionate about God, theology, social justice, art and music, old movies, stories, traveling, learning about other people and places.
Bragging rights
lived in Japan for three years as a missionary/teacher; worked for IDS and AIG before going to seminary; graduated and ordained in 1994; served a three-point parish in Vienna South Dakota. published two guides for youth with the ELCA, one on youth and grieving and the other on Domestic Violence; blogs at faithincommunity.blogspot.com; I have had my posts picked up by the Christian Century and by Living Lutheran.
Education
  • Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary
    Master of Divinity, 1990 - 1994
    Theology, New Testament, Old Testament, Pastoral Care, Preaching
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
    English Literature, 1975 - 1979
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Gummeson