CHICAGO — Standing in a security line at O’Hare International Airport seven years ago, the Rev. Bobby Gruenewald wished he had a Bible in his pocket to pass the time. Then the tech-savvy pastor raised in central Illinois had a thought: Wouldn’t it be grand if anyone could have their favorite version of the Bible within reach anywhere at any time?
Pastor James Aalgaard accepted the call to lead Grace Lutheran Church starting Oct. 1. Prior to joining the Wenatchee church, he served 13 years at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ontario, Ore. Joining him in the move to Wenatchee are his wife, Dawn, and daughters Natalee and Emily, as well as his mother-in-law, Trish.
In her college days, one of her favorite “hobbies” was trying to destroy the faith of young Christians. A committed feminist, she led marches for abortion rights. While dabbling in Eastern philosophies and exploring other world religions, she despised Christianity and treated Christians with contempt.
My friend Sarah takes care of Lexi, my wonderful but bratty dog, on Fridays when I stay in Entiat to supervise concessions at the home football games. She picks up Lexi from day care and then takes her to the river walk where they enjoy the fall weather, the birds, the outdoors and the other dogs.
LEAVENWORTH - Becki Heyl will teach a two-part class on Recycled Art, beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday and Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the new Art Academy at Icicle Arts Gallery at Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division St.