Category Archives: Delegations

Open to the living spirit – 2016 as the Year of Encounter

by Tom Pouliot Nancy Wiens, the chair of the board of Sister Parish, brought a meditation to our fall board meeting in 2015.  In the meditation she offered the following quote from Pope Francis: “When God comes, he always calls … Continue reading

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Trinity Episcopal Church Welcomes San José La Montaña

Every January at Trinity Episcopal Church (Newtown, CT) each committee contributes a summary of the previous year’s activities to the Church’s Annual Report.  This summary of our first south-to-north delegation from San José La Montaña, in the department of Chalatenango, … Continue reading

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Tierra Nueva I delegation to North Dakota

Tierra Nueva I Delegation to West Fargo, North Dakota – Dec 1-8, 2016 by Peggy Bernard See photo album We welcomed Brian Tyler, Aura Lemus Lorenzana, Aura Esquivel Gomez and Cynthia Trujillo Waight de Rodriguez to West Fargo/Fargo, North Dakota … Continue reading

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Life has to have many ingredients

Español From September 27-October 6, 2016, three women from San Antonio Los Ranchos, El Salvador traveled to visit their partner church First Lutheran Church in Duluth.  Marcela Murcía shared these words during the worship service. See more photos on our … Continue reading

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Opening minds, transforming hearts

Originally published in the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi bulletin. As part of our “Summer of Mission and Mercy,” five parishioners took time out of their summer last month to journey to Guatemala to bring good tidings to … Continue reading

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People of Hope visits for the first time – An interview with ACOMUJERZA

Español People Hope and ACOMUJERZA are the newest Sister Parish relationship.  We recently talked to two members of ACOMUJERZA about the first visit. My name is Ana Morales and I have been with ACOMUJERZA for 10 years and I have … Continue reading

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Prayer

by Ross Starkson March 2010 Let us remember that we are always and everywhere in the presence of God. You are calling us into the future on a path that sometimes seems steeper than it should be.  Help us to … Continue reading

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North to South

by Bruce Lohmann I chose to write about our experience though a poem. The best poems for me using have parts that are clear and parts I do not easily understand.  Poems make me struggle to get the meaning, or … Continue reading

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Duluth delegates reflect on years of relationship with Los Ranchos

Español The following reflections were shared at an event to celebrate the relationship between First Lutheran Church in Duluth and San Antonio Los Ranchos in El Salvador. Pastor David Tryggestad   Delegation taken: March 1998 (Reflection sent Apr 25, 2015) … Continue reading

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Wallingford and Guarjila celebrate 15-year relationship

Español Pentecost/Sister Parish Celebration Wallingford United Methodist Church May 24, 2015 Tom:  I don’t know what happened that day – that Pentecost day we read about. Is it literally true that tongues of fire came down and that suddenly those … Continue reading

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