Principally Speaking

I ran into a former pastor of St. Paul’s, George Hanusa, at Wartburg’s Homecoming last weekend. We talked right away of the lasting gift he gave me the first year I was principal here. He and his wife, Janet, had come into the school after visiting the church. He told me the story of Mrs. […]

Principally Speaking

The father, of one of my dearest friends Elaine Hanson, died in early June. He was a quiet, unassuming man. He loved his family and his God. When I was with my Elaine this summer, she told me of a letter she had found some time ago. The letter had been written by her father […]

Principally Speaking

You have learned over these nearly five years that I am a passionate Norwegian (with Swedish and Danish mixed in). Celebrating the Norwegian Constitution Day, Syttende Mai (The 17th of May), has been a valued tradition in our family for nearly 45 years. When our son, Andrew, was a little boy, I woke him up […]

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Wartburg College, local ELCA churches come together for ‘God’s Work, Our Hands’ on Sept. 8

Three Waverly groups connected to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will come together on Sunday, Sept. 8, to celebrate the ELCA’s “God’s Work, Our Hands” event by serving the community, worshipping together and enjoying fellowship. Across the country, thousands of ELCA members will be engaging in service work to make a positive change […]