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About grimmja

Justin Grimm serves as the Director for Evangelical Mission and Assistant to the Bishop for Next Generation Ministries in the Saint Paul Area Synod of the ELCA. Before this call, he served as a pastor in Lake Ann Michigan at Advent Lutheran Church. After graduating from Luther Seminary in 2005, he was called to start a new congregation in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. After much prayer and thought with his wife, he accepted and the journey has been rich. The source of his life and his energy comes from his bride Anna and his two children Logan and Payton. At the core of who he is, Justin sees each day on this earth as a gift and tries hard (though failing often) to live that promise out. Contact can be made at pastorjustin.grimm@gmail.com

Blessed to be a Blessing

“…All the peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.  Look, I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go…” (Genesis 28:14b-15a)   I was struck this morning as I read the assigned text … Continue reading

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“Trust Me” ~ God

I am going to try and write more this year.  Not really for anyone.  More for myself.  It seems that so often my own study of scripture is spent in preparing for sermons or Bible Study and each year I … Continue reading

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Now What?

Now what?  Have you ever seen the movie Finding Nemo?  At the end of the movie, the fish escape the tank in the dentist office and manage to roll across the highway into the ocean to freedom.  Only problem is … Continue reading

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Community….CamUnity…power to change the world

I think a lot about community.  It’s part of my nature I think, and part of the work that I get to do.  As a pastor you dream of community working together for the greater good, helping brothers and sisters … Continue reading

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Beers, Hymns, Community Together

Last night we hosted our first Beers and Hymns at Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City.  This was by no means an original idea as other churches and bodies have done this in various places across the country and even … Continue reading

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Holy Moments in Holy Week

    My week has been filled with amazing moments of grace…I wanted to share a little. It was one of those things- those things that will never ever leave me.  Sunday night, at the end of our Palm Sunday … Continue reading

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A Week in this Life

Recently, Clint Schnekloth posted the challenge to clergy colleagues to blog their week.  I decided that this week would be just as good as any to document and think about what goes on in this vocation as well as in … Continue reading

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