On the Table– February 4 through 10

At a time when people are decrying the rampant divisions in our country, and desperately wondering how we can ever move forward, Common Table keeps doing what we’ve always done. We gather each week to address this deep question in the only way we know: to come together, and to listen to one another. It’s just that simple… it’s not easy (not by a long shot!) but it is simple.

No, we don’t always agree. And yes, we have made mistakes. Plenty of them. And each of us has offered lots of apologies. But we work hard to be open to one another and take everyone’s ideas seriously, and ultimately to be changed by one another.

If that sounds good to you, and hopeful, we hope you’ll join us this Sunday morning at 10:15. We meet at Church of the Good Shepherd, and we read the Lectionary and explore the ways in which we’re implicated by it, and we share our own perspectives honestly and then listen fiercely. There is also laughter and lament and prayers and support and love. We hope you will join us.

–Mike Stavlund

PS.  Remember that next week, we’ll be assembling care packages for folks who live outside.  So in your trips to the thrift store and supermarket and big box, be looking for useful stuff– durable food items, warm socks, gloves, bottled water, and etc..


Mike is a solid, stand-up guy that enjoys writing poetry and prose, hanging out with family and friends, and long walks around a Weber kettle grill.

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