Dear Brothers and Sisters:
I am very happy that I am able to share with you an exciting event coming up at St. Paul’s!
As part of our 250th Anniversary, Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber will be speaking at St.Paul’s on Friday, October 2nd. The event will begin at 6:30 that evening.
A former stand-up comic turned pastor, Nadia Bolz-Weber is a renowned speaker, whofounded House for All Sinners and Saints, a mission congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in Denver. She is the author of Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and Saint, as well as her forthcoming book Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People. Having seen Nadia speak before, I can tell you firsthand that this experience is not to be missed. She is a witty, engaging speaker, but even more than that, she offers a clear articulation of just what it means to be Christian and Lutheran in the 21st century. Many of our youth had the opportunity to see Pastor Bolz-Weber at the 2012 Youth Gathering. As one of them put it, “She’s like a pastor, only cool.”
Nadia’s wide appeal to those who may often be marginalized by the church allows her to speak words of grace and welcome to those who we may overlook. She cuts through all the layers to get to the heart of the gospel and proclaim the radical and transformative grace of God. These are the reasons why Nadia Bolz-Weber is such a popular and sought-after speaker in the Lutheran church, and why you should come on October 2nd. These are also the reasons why we are going to require tickets for this event! Because of our limited space at
St. Paul’s, we need to make sure we don’t have more people than seats. With how popular Nadia is, people will be coming from near and far to hear her speak, and we want to make sure St. Paul’s members have an opportunity.
Tickets will be available on EventBrite starting July 1st. The full URL is at the end of this article. Tickets are free to St. Paul’s members until August 15th. That is when tickets become available to the public and will cost $10—so be sure to reserve your tickets before August 15th!
I know this will be a fun evening and a chance for all of us to consider what our faith means at this historic juncture for our congregation. I look forward to seeing you there!
Pastor Laura Tancredi