The Community Church Newsletter for February 13, 2022, is now available. In this week’s newsletter we’re running statements from Bishop Ann Svennungsen of the ELCA Minneapolis Area Synod and from the Minnesota Council of Churches on the police killing of Amir Locke. There are also numerous announcements about a variety of this and that going on at the church and elsewhere, and a link to the video of the funeral service for little Tove Ann Kjeseth.
In honor of the recent anniversary of Langston Hughes birth on February 1, 1901, we wanted to share a very short passage from his debut novel, Not Without Laughter, published in 1930: “Ever’thing there is but lovin’ leaves a rust on yo’ soul. An’ to love sho ‘nough, you got to have a spot in yo’ heart fo’ ever’body – great an’ small, white an’ black, an’ them what’s good an’ them what’s evil – ‘cause love ain’t got no crowded-out places where de good ones stay an’ de bad ones can’t come in. When it gets that way, then it ain’t love.”