Who(se) are you? – Pastor’s Weekly Email

Dear Friends. In Icelandic culture, the first question asked as we meet people is “whose are you?” and our naming tradition reflects that. My name is Halldor Gudmundsson, or Halldor son of Gudmund(ur). My children are Tomas Halldorsson, or Tomas son of Halldor, and...

Introduction – Pastor’s Weekly Message

Dear Friends. I think it is proper to introduce myself a bit to all of you. In 1997 I was ordained as a deacon in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Iceland. Few years earlier the Presiding Lutheran Bishop in the country had created a committee to restore the order of...

Forgiveness and Grace – Pastor’s Weekly Message

Dear Friends. Thank you for your warm welcome as I join you at Church of the Redeemer UMC. We are now entering an exciting time of grace and forgiveness as we do ministry together. Nearly 10 years ago, I took on an 18 month project in Iceland related to youth...

Pastor Megan’s Mid Week Message 6/27

Hello Church, The time has arrived, your last Pastor email, from me, at least. As I have mentioned in previous emails, I have loved sitting down each week and figuring out what to put in this little email. When I first started them it was my way to connect with you...

Pastor Megan’s Mid Week Message 6/16

Good Afternoon Church, Another Wednesday has come and that means it’s time to sit down and write my weekly email. These past 11 months of writing emails to you all have been wonderful and have given me a chance to let you into one of my spiritual disciplines. I...