Ann Zastrow

“A man was going from Jerusalem to Jericho…” So begins one of Jesus’ most popular stories, The Parable of the Good Samaritan (found in Luke 10:25-37). Being a parable, the events described didn’t actually take place, but the story served as an illustration, in this case, answering the lawyer’s...
With so many activities happening in the summer, a gradual move back to “normal,” and people going out again to do the things that they have been unable to do for almost two years, worship may once again take a back seat. Summer is upon us, and with the full swing into a summer season, I’d like to...
“Love, love, love, that’s what it’s all about. ’Cause God loves us, we love each other – mother, father, sister, brother. Everybody sing and shout, ’cause that’s what it’s all about—it’s about love, love, love.” These are the words to a song I learned as a youth. And love IS what it’s all about!...
This coming Sunday celebrates Jesus’ Transfiguration, when Jesus meets Moses and Elijah on the mountaintop. His clothing shines dazzling white, and his true identity as Son of God is made known to the disciples Peter, James and John, as a cloud envelops them. Peter mumbles something about being...
Earlier this week I came across a two-panel cartoon. The first panel showed a pretty Christmas tree, filled with glowing lights and shiny ornaments, with a bright star on top. Next to the tree was a rotund snowman with sticks for arms, a smiling face out of coal or stones, complete with a carrot...
Pastor Ann Zastrow will be installed as the new associate pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne during worship this Sunday.
“I look forward to being part of this congregation and community, not just a visitor.” That’s how Grace Lutheran Church’s new Associate Pastor Ann Zastrow sums up her feelings about moving to Luverne. “There is just a positive energy in this church and community,” Zastrow said. “I could feel it...
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