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Diane Roth
Works at Woodlake Lutheran Church
Attended Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary
Lives in Richfield, MN
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On Tuesday, I went over to visit with a family to plan a funeral. We picked hymns, planned the funeral lunch (they wanted bars, not cake), looked up possible Scripture readings. His wife and two adults daughters reminisced about their husband and father, a ...
On Tuesday, I went over to visit with a family to plan a funeral. We picked hymns, planned the funeral lunch (they wanted bars, not cake), looked up possible Scripture readings. His wife and two adults daughters reminisced ab...
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Ash Wednesday Ashes
After our noon service today, we got a phone call from a woman who had missed the service, and would not be able to attend in the evening because she had to work. She told us her name, and wondered if she could stop by in a little while for prayer and to re...
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You Don't Know Me
The other day I opened up my daily devotional book (the one I call "Spiritual But Not Religious") and this was its first line:  "Perhaps we all sound better on paper." For more than one reason, that sentence seemed oddly appropriate for me. Of course, I cou...
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The Questions We Don't Ask
The other day my husband was telling me about a conversation he'd had with a young colleague of his, recently married.  They have been contemplating getting a dog, a big move for them.  When he asked how the process was moving along, his colleague confessed...
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I had a funeral recently, a small funeral in our chapel for a retired teacher from our community. She had just a few, particular requests for her funeral: that we would read Ecclesiastes 3:1-13, that we would sing "Beautiful Savior," and that a woman from our congregation would sing.She did not designate a particular song; she just wanted this woman to sing, an alto from our church's choir.
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Using the Fire You Have
It has been many years now since I was a pastor to three small churches in rural South Dakota.  Some things you never forget, though, like the evening I was dozing on the sofa when I heard a knock on the door. It was the youngest daughter of one of my paris...
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writing, preaching, pastoral care, intergenerational ministry, faith formation
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  • Woodlake Lutheran Church
    Pastor, present
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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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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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