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Mar
20
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by Chris Flohr, PCA Board Member Prison ministry is unique for some obvious reasons. The setting being a big one.  Yet prison ministry is not a unique ministry in the sense it seeks to share the good…
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Mar
12
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By Debbie Gallipo, administrative assistant for PCA In the comfort and security of our younger son’s home, our sweet little granddaughter, Stella, loves to cuddle.  She will snuggle on a lap for hour…
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Mar
04
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By Mary Mortenson, Executive Director, PCA I have recently returned from the semi-annual ELCA Domestic Mission Unit Congregational Leadership Conference through which we trained some new PCA pastors.…
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Feb
19
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by Steve Peterson, PCA Board Member Many years ago when I was in college, I decided to hitchhike from where I was going to school to another city where I had friends.  It was winter.  I found myself …
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Feb
11
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by Rev. Scott JamiesonChurch Of Another ChanceNashville, Tennessee One pod at a time the men come into the chapel. The chapel is an easy place to find. It’s the only room in the jail where men can ga…
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Feb
06
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By Mary Mortenson, Executive Director, Prison Congregations of America I’ve been thinking a lot lately about tradition.  Do you and your families engage in such things?  Maybe it’s a baptismal gown, …
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Jan
28
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By Eric Sponheim, former board member In American life, Groundhog Day ranks with Super Bowl Sunday as a midwinter right of passage.  This year, the two occasions are in close alignment. Groundhog Day…
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Jan
22
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by Wayne Gallipo, PCA Board Member At a recent worship service at St. Dysmas Lutheran Church inside the walls of the South Dakota State Penitentiary I asked the men to finish this sentence, “It is ha…
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Jan
15
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by Chris Flohr, PCA Board Member The December/January 2018 issue of Reader’s Digest has an article written by Daniel A. Gross entitled The Prisoner and the Encyclopedia Editor.   It’s a fine story of…
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Jan
10
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by Sarah Estes, PCA Board Member Every year at the end of December I purchase a new notebook. When I was younger I did this with the intention to keep a journal filled with interesting things I saw o…
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