Congratulations to Rev. Seth Lindberg
Zanewood Community School Gives Back
- 30 jackets
- 7 pairs of snow pants
- 21 pairs of gloves/mittens
- 25 hats plus 1 hat/scarf set
- 12 pairs of socks
- 1 pair of boots
Thank you for your support.
Sunday, November 16, 2014, we had the extraordinary opportunity to hear one mother’s moving testimony of strong faith in Christ, even through the hardest of life situations. We shared the life-changing story of the Olsen family who paid the ultimate sacrifice for service to this country.
The WCCO news anchor’s words on April 3, 2007, said it all. “A U.S. Marine from Eagan is the latest Minnesota casualty of the war in Iraq, according to his parents. Lance Cpl. Daniel Olsen, 20, died Sunday in Anbar Province. Gwen Olsen, Daniel’s mother, got the news Monday morning from two U.S. Marines, an Eagan police officer and chaplain. 'It was tough,' said Gwen Olsen. 'It really has not sunk in. Probably the fog we're in is a blessing. On top of that, just our belief in heaven and that we will see him.' Daniel Olsen had just turned 20 and enlisted in the Marines on his 18th birthday on March 15, 2005. Olsen went on to graduate from Eagan High School, where the administration is prepared to address grieving students. Olsen's sister is currently enrolled there as a senior."
Pastor Steve invited Gwen and the Olsen family to be with us on the Sunday following Veterans Day at Redeemer Covenant Church to share her story of faith, which has been strengthened by these events. Gwen and Steve worked together for Brown Photo back in the early '80s but had not been in touch for many years. Pastor Steve has prayed for the Olsen family since seeing the original story on the news in 2007. This past summer, he reached out to Gwen to see how she was doing and found a deep and strong faith had grown in her.
We were blessed by her story. Listen online >>
In the News: Raising Awareness for Youth Homelessness
Two recent articles on the Covenant website highlight the work being done in our community by Pastor Steve and many others connected with churches, the city, and other organizations, with a focus on the new Brooklyn Avenues youth safe house. Read more:
Pastor Todd and other youth pastors spent 48 hours on the roof of Discover Church to raise awareness of youth homelessness and raise funds for the new Brooklyn Avenues safe house for youth. Read the story here >>
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Workshop at Redeemer: Discipline that Connects Jim and Lynne Jackson of Connected Families came and shared an abbreviated version of this training last spring, and we’re excited to bring them back in September to kick off our fall ministries!...
Nepal: Covenant World Relief As we grieve and pray for the situation in Nepal after the earthquake, here is a way that you can help those caught in this tragedy. Covenant World Relief >>