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Diane Roth
Works at Grace Lutheran Church and School
Attended Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary
Lives in Conroe, Texas
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What to Preach
To tell the truth, I was looking forward to preaching about Mary and Martha last weekend.  Just plain old unvarnished Mary and Martha and Jesus, five small verses that I could turn over in the palm of my hand, ruminate over, shine the light on. I was lookin...
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What is Church?
Last week we held Vacation Bible School at our church.  We had a morning program, mostly for the children at our pre-school, a few of their older sisters and brothers, and a few of our congregation's children as well. But this year, we added something new: ...
Last week we held Vacation Bible School at our church. We had a morning program, mostly for the children at our pre-school, a few of their older sisters and brothers, and a few of our congregation's children as well. But thi...
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On the Day Before Father's Day
On the day before Father's Day, I am sitting here looking at old photographs. I've prepared for worship tomorrow.  I have a sermon and a Bible study and some notes in the margins of the bulletin, reminding me of extra things, like the announcement about Vac...
On the day before Father's Day, I am sitting here looking at old photographs. I've prepared for worship tomorrow. I have a sermon and a Bible study and some notes in the margins of the bulletin, reminding me of extra things,...
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Prayers for Orlando, and for our Hearts
I am remembering the old days when I used to get up at 6:00 every Sunday morning and come downstairs, turn the radio on and write my Sunday prayers.  I would get a cup of coffee and sit on the floor by the coffee table with a sheet of paper folded in half i...
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Listening Between the Lines
My first congregation was a three-point parish in rural South Dakota.  Three points meant that there were three churches.  Two of them were in tiny towns, and one of them was out in the country. I lived in one of those tiny towns, in a large parsonage acros...
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Unprepared
This week, I discovered that I was unprepared. I came home from my unplanned trip to Minnesota.  I had expected to be gone a couple of days, but I ended up being gone for two weeks.  To be fair, I wasn't really thinking.  All I knew was that my husband was ...
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Pastor
Skills
writing, preaching, pastoral care, intergenerational ministry, faith formation
Employment
  • Grace Lutheran Church and School
    Pastor, present
  • Woodlake Lutheran Church
    Associate Pastor, 1998 - 2015
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Currently
Conroe, Texas
Previously
Minneapolis, MN - Richfield, MN - St. Louis Park, MN - Tokyo, Japan - Denver, Colorado - Vienna, South Dakota
Story
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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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inspiring place for all ages to learn the history of the art and craft of book-making, and become a book artist as well. There are a lot of great gifts in the gift shop too.
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