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Yearning for Deliverance: An Advent Reflection

As we gear up for Christmas, let’s take time to think about Advent, its significance, and its relationship to our world today. Here, Roots community member Tim Krueger reflects on just that. I didn’t grow up particularly in tune with the church calendar, so Advent has never really been top of mind for me. Our…

Serving St. Paul, one leaf at a time

On November 1, Roots folks headed out into our neighborhood to serve our neighbors by raking their leaves. Here, Mai Nyua reflects on Roots Raking Day. When I heard during a Sunday service at Roots that we were going to go out together into the neighborhood and rake leaves in people’s yards, it put a smile to…

A Holy Pause

This Good Friday, one of the Roots community members, Naomi Krueger, reflects on what Holy Week and Good Friday mean to her. Lent and Holy Week have always been meaningful to me. I think it’s because I grew up in a Lutheran church, where liturgy and symbolism were central. It was during Lent, the 40…