Elim Extra for September 13, 2023

Pastor’s Reflection

Slow Healing: Open Minds

This Sunday we will encounter another healing story of Jesus, and explore the healing power of keeping an open mind, allowing for patience and time to bring about healing and hope for the future. My inspiration for this preaching series has been the Slow Medicine movement, and I love the old-fashioned way of healing that makes room for “Dr. Quiet.” Certainly Dr. Jesus made time to listen and care for those who faced an uncertain future due to their illness or the illness of a family member.

Ascension Lutheran Church did a great job of organizing God’s Work Our Hands Sunday, and with Elim’s help provided 164 blessing bags for the homeless! (Along with 50 school supply backpacks and 22 teacher gift bags, and several hand-tied quilts for highway patrol to distribute to those in accidents.) Our churches’ generosity puts “flesh” on what we are thinking about in worship this month….the power of “being open” and having open hands, minds, and hearts.

Love, Pastor Chelsea


Baby Shower for Pastor ChelseaSept. 24,2023 after worship Pet Blessings – October 1, 2023 @ 1:00  


Installation of Pastor Chelsea – October 7, 2023, 11:30 @ Elim Lutheran Church (Saturday)