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Mike Rostad
 
Tapestry: The changing faces at Kodiak’s churches
Nearly half of Kodiak’s pastors have left or are leaving the island this summer for other fields of service. They share a mutual love for Kodiak Island where the people and natural elements have provided material for many a sermon. FATHER JOE CLASSEN — His own mascot bear Father Joe Classen, who ...
Jun 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Norton was processing ‘laureate’ of the fishing industry
The salmon are in and the fishermen are out. When returning salmon are caught by hard-working gillnetters and seiners, cannery crews are hard at work as well. Even though their jobs don’t seem as robust and invigorating as the fish catchers’, the cannery workers nevertheless live an unpredictable...
Jun 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Hardens see ministry as spiritual parenting
When Rony Harden, Sr., pastor of Abba Father Christian Fellowship, is asked where he met his wife, he gives a simple, startling answer. “In prison.” As the inquirer catches his breath, Harden explains that he and Cynthia, who became Mrs. Harden, were officers for the Department of Corrections in ...
Jun 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Beverly Horn fits in Grand Marshal’s seat
Kodiak treats its elders well. Seniors are asked to share their wisdom at conferences on the aging; they’re privileged to go first in line at community potlucks and potlatches; at Native gatherings, younger spokesmen ask their permission to speak; and every spring an elder is selected to be grand...
May 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Norwegians gather for early celebration of Syttende Mai
The other day a fellow Norwegian had the urge to share his obligatory “Sven and Ole” joke. It had something to do with the guys burying their friend, Thorvald, at sea with a shovel. Lest those outside our circle form their opinion about Norskies through the “square head” jokes, I must say that No...
May 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Overnight celebrity heads Young Life conference in Kodiak
For a fleeting moment in the grand scheme of things, Brent Cunningham gained national fame. But what ultimately matters to this statewide director of Young Life, a Christian ministry that works with high schoolers, is the eternal. Cunningham, who lives in Sitka, was one of the thousands who ran i...
May 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Bell choir concert rings out for Orthodox Easter
Historically, bells have announced news that soars the height and plumbs the depth of human experience: the birth of a child, the death of elders, the crowning of a sovereign, marriage, war and invasion. In Kodiak, the bells of Holy Resurrection Church clanged through the dark, ash-laden atmosphe...
May 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Lenten fast is not ‘punishment’ but means of spiritual growth
“Why don’t the followers of Jesus fast?” wondered the disciples of John the Baptist. Since then, questions about fasting — refraining from certain types of food or any food — have abounded. Why do Christians fast? What benefits does fasting have? Why do Christians fast during Lent — the 40 days b...
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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