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Diane Roth
Works at Woodlake Lutheran Church
Attended Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary
Lives in Richfield, MN
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The RevGals book arrived at my door yesterday afternoon, not to long before I was supposed to leave to prepare and preach for our Saturday evening worship service.  I'll confess, though:  the night before I broke down and bou...
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Our Book Arrived! There's A Woman In the Pulpit
The RevGals book arrived at my door yesterday afternoon, not to long before I was supposed to leave to prepare and preach for our Saturday evening worship service.  I'll confess, though:  the night before I broke down and bought an e-copy because I couldn't...
The RevGals book arrived at my door yesterday afternoon, not to long before I was supposed to leave to prepare and preach for our Saturday evening worship service.  I'll confess, though:  the night before I broke down and bou...
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Eating What Is Set Before You
I lived in Japan for three years and never ate raw horse meat, although I heard that it was a delicacy in the region where I lived.  It was called "basashi," I heard, and kept wondering if there would be a time when I would have to swallow my revulsion and ...
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But Some Doubted
It's true.  I have known this passage of Scripture since I was a little girl.  I have known what it was called,  "The Great Commission", for almost as long.  I probably have those words written in the margin of a Bible someone.  Jesus on the mountain, Jesus...
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Other Voices
Holy Week is one of those aerobically challenging times for pastors, a marathon of liturgies to plan, sermons to preach, services to choreograph and to lead.   I remember back to past Holy Weeks:  frantic calls to people to request that they consider gettin...
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Hands Outstretched
Lately I have been thinking about a little boy I used to know. I didn't know him very well.  I knew his older sister, because she came to confirmation classes.  And I knew his little sister, because she used to come to church and Sunday school by herself.  ...
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Holy Week
On one level, it is an ordinary week.  I get up, I have breakfast, I take the dog for a walk.  I go to church, and write a lot of sermons and plan a lot of worship, more worship than for an ordinary week.  The worship also takes a fair amount more choreogra...
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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
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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