Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Living Lutheran Post about the Free Farm

The most unusual prayer I’ve ever written was a blessing for fertilizer. This was one of many prayers I wrote for the blessing of the Free Farm, where both Bishop Mark Holmerud of the ELCA’s Sierra Pacific Synod and Bishop Marc Andrus of the Episcopal Diocese of California declared the site a church.

Created from materials diverted from the San Francisco dump, on the site where St. Paulus Lutheran Church burnt down in the early ‘90s, the Free Farm is an assemblage of motley farm folk, hipsters, faith leaders, professors and hippies.

While the work that happens at the farm may not seem like typical church, the medical herb labyrinth created from the bricks of the old church and the fact that the farmers have grown and given away nearly 6,000 pounds of produce to local neighbors revives ancient Lutheran practices.

Read the rest at Living Lutheran

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring in the Air

Does an afternoon of great live music sound good to you? How about having some chocolate and champagne during the intermission? How about supporting a great organization while you’re at it?

That’s exactly what you can find at Spring in the Air, the second annual spring concert to benefit the San Francisco Night Ministry. It is being held at 4p.m. on March 18th at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at 1111 O'Farrell Street here in the City. The performers include such luminaries as Jay Beams, John-Elliott Kirk, Elfrieda Langemann, Tanya Mandzy, Joey McGuire, Virginia Pluth-Walker, DeAnne Reeder, Jere Torkelsen, Dr. Timothy Zerlang, and Gryphons Wild.

It sounds like a pricey concert, but tickets are only $20 if you get them in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com. At the door it’s still only $25 and $10 for seniors. Enjoy wonderful music, great chocolate and champagne, and helping out the Night Ministry all for this one price.

Contact office@nightministry.org with questions or just come on over. I'm looking forward to going and I hope to see you there!