Chaplain's Corner

Mon
17
Dec

Garlough Elementary School improvements get the go-ahead


courtesy of City of West St. Paul As part of a bond that was approved earlier this year, Garlough Elementary School will be getting two new classrooms as well as a new front entry and an expanded kitchen/cafeteria.

Concerns about parking almost stall project

 

Mon
17
Dec

Construction season planning underway in West St. Paul

 

The cold weather means Minnesota has moved out of construction season and into winter. That doesn’t mean cities aren’t looking ahead to next year’s season change. 

Mon
17
Dec

Looking at Indian Mounds Regional Park differently


Marjorie Otto/Review The native community and the City of St. Paul are working together on a cultural landscape study of Indian Mounds Regional Park with the goal of creating a shared vision that respects the sacredness of the land. As part of the project, a series of community engagement meetings are being held so community members can learn from each other about the significance of the park.

Native community and city work on cultural landscape study

Mon
17
Dec

Vikings back Kaposia center’s ninja course


photos courtesy Samantha Chin Kaposia Education Center held a pep rally Nov. 27 for students and faculty after being selected as this year’s recipient of the Hometown Grant, which gives the school $10,000 to be used to help support healthy nutrition and activity programs.

Center selected for fitness and nutrition grant

 

Students and staff at Kaposia Education Center in South St. Paul were treated to a special pep rally Nov. 27, complete with some special guests. 

Sun
18
Dec

A man of spiritual words & local actions


After many years of community service, Crist and Noma Langelett of North St. Paul describe themselves as “finally retiring” from some of their many volunteer duties.

Crist Langelett cutting back after many years of extraordinary volunteerism

Crist Langelett is a community icon in North St. Paul, though his influence has touched lives all over the east metro. 

Sun
18
Dec

Life’s biggest decision

Crist Langelett
The Chaplain’s Corner

One of my favorite Bible studies is “Who am I apart from God? Who am I in Christ?”

Understanding and applying these questions often leads to some in my classes changing from the first group to the second. We are taught from the time we are children that we are responsible for our actions. Our actions as part of the first group, is total separation from God.

Sun
13
Nov

Putting the best before the good

Crist Langelett
The Chaplain’s Corner

One of my teachers in college had a saying that has stuck with me over the years. It went something like, “Some people are so heavenly-minded that they are no earthly good.” She was referring to some good church leaders and pastors. Her face still sticks with me. She was an excellent Christian education and apologetics teacher. Several things this older lady taught have stayed with me these 50-plus years. She told it like it was.

Wed
12
Oct

Getting ready - staying ready

Crist Langelett
The Chaplain’s Corner

It would be interesting to make two recordings of what people say about a man who had a bad reputation. The one recording would be while he was alive and active. The other would be after he died. There are people who have had very little good said about them while they are alive. Few have had much bad said about them after they die physically. This is especially true at the visitation and funeral.

Wed
14
Sep

‘People of Faith’ means what?

Crist Langelett
The Chaplain’s Corner

Most of us think positively when we hear that someone is a person of faith. I certainly do. It would be interesting to ask a high school or college student to do a survey on the subject. They could take a random sample of a predetermined number of fellow students. A newspaper or TV station could do the same. There can be no doubt that the number of kinds and variations of answers would be great.

Sun
14
Aug

Ways to care for people

Crist Langelett
The Chaplain’s Corner

We often think of what we can do for others that is really worthwhile. The older we are, the older our friends usually are also. This means that we have experienced more in years gone by. 

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