Sunday Night, Episode #1
Interview with Daniel

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Old Saybrook, CT
Tammie Sinibaldo

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“Lord, help me see” sermon on Luke 16:19-31

Sermon on Luke 16:19-31
“Lord, help me see”

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My thanks to Lenny Duncan

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Old Saybrook, CT

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Camp Calumet’s “WHY” for Reach the Beach

This is why camp matters.


Pastor Jeff Stalley

Knute Ogren

Karl Ogren

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Solving the “Danish” Mystery

Today I completed some much needed research into an age old question…Why call those yummy  pastries “Danishes?”

This is what I discovered:

A pastry with a hole in the middle is called a “Doughnut.” Unless you go to Dunkin. Then it is called a “Donut.” Ya gotta luv American spelling🙂

A pastry without a hole in the middle is called a “Danish.”Except in Denmark, where it is called “Vienna Bread” (or “Weinerbrod” in Danish). Odd, right? In Vienna they call it “Kopenhagener Plunder” or “Danicher Plunder” (in German – it is named for Copenhagen which is in Denmark – because, you know,  it is a pastry called a “Danish”). 

What gives?  

Apparently a few hundred years ago some Viennese bakers started making these tasty treats in Copenhagen and they became a real hit, and ever since, people all over the world have enjoyed these “Danish” pastries. Hence the name “Danish.”
Mystery solved.

At any rate, all that sugar isn’t good for you. For breakfast I usually have eggs, some veggies and if I have toast – something multi-grained. And coffee. I love coffee.

Did I mention I am still a little sleep deprived from Reach the Beach?

Eat healthy. Exercise. Run! Walk! Bike! Swim! Get outside! Get plenty of sleep. Visit Denmark. I am not Danish by heritage but I hear it is lovely and the Danish people are nice.

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Thoughts on Reach the Beach


I spent last weekend driving a van for one of our Camp Calumet teams running through New Hampshire to raise camp scholarship money to send kids to camp in a Ragnar event called Reach the Beach (a 203 mile relay race). I wrote this and took the picture at night (it was actually early morning) and posted it on Facebook in our “Follow the Race: RTB 2016 and CCL” group. I wanted to share it on the blog too. Here it is:

“So here is the thing about Reach the Beach. Sometimes you feel the enormity of the event; the 1000s of runners; the 100s of vans; the 36 towns across New Hampshire coming together; and the awesomeness of the Camp Calumet network rallying together as a team to get kids to camp to experience faith and authentic community in a whole new way.

And other times its just you and the road.  You and your blinky light. You and God.”

9/17/2016 #3:28 a.m.

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“Portraits of Embrace” a sermon on Luke 15:11-32


Sermon on Luke 15:11-32
“Portraits of Embrace”

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Old Saybrook, CT

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REACH THE BEACH 2016 (min msg)

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