Julie B. Sevig
When I'm not working, I'm at home with my partner, Michelle, and our children Peder, 7, and Oliver and Annika, 4, and two kitties. Our lives our centered by our community of faith: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (two blocks west of Wrigley Field ). We love our church and are so proud of the ELCA! Every time I pick up the newest issue of our magazine, I'm reminded how thankful I am to be part of this church.
I've also written two books: Peanut Butter and Jelly Prayers (Morehouse, 2007) — table prayers for families with young children; and Laughing with Lutherans (Skandisk, Inc., 2008), 20 years of the best of the The Lutheran's "Light side" page that I also have the good pleasure to edit.
Articles by Julie B. Sevig:
- Sound ministry
Young people hear the call loud and clear in Northfield, Minn.
- A ministry metaphor
In this community, building walls had a way of breaking them down
- Sewing for school
- No job too big, no job too small
In D.C., Reformation Lutheran 'reforms' homes each spring
- Goat incentive
Congregation uses 'Good Gifts' as Lenten discipline
- Transfigured jazz
Mardi Gras, love celebrated each February
- Shining a light on Epiphany
- A Christmas Lovefeast
Celebrating with coffee, bread & song
- Nothing shady about Schadé wine
South Dakota vintners host a harvest of tender moments
- Pure Joy
Rancher's decision to share her land changes lives
Michigan congregations love a good bus ride
- Leading through service
Young adults choose volunteer opportunities over worship
- Agnes would have said 'yes'
... to a baptism and a funeral
- Dollar by dollar
... drives them toward New Orleans
- Paper pantry
Michigan church fills a niche need
- A resurrection story
As one church closes, another rises from the ashes
- Cross your heart
and keep a secret
- A beacon of peace, welcome
Men from group home are 'part of the family'
- Give 'joy' this season
First, recycle a building; second, restore Christmas
- Gifts to remember
Memories show the value of simplicity in our giving
- 'Holy Hot Dish'
Serving meals makes sister congregations grow
- Knit one, give too
Musical reflects the joy of giving
- And a pluck, and a strike and a blow ...
It's the St. Luke Bottle Band
- It's about grace
From childhood into retirement, pastor has penned welcome
- A miracle in Kansas
Dwell in the word, then in the kitchen
- Promoting health
Following these steps could save clergy-parishioner relationships
- Bullying the pastor
Incivility is on the rise — in congregations too
- Celebrating Valentine's Day
Congregations go caroling, renew vows & dance
- Making a 'stand' for Scripture
Every family at Minnesota congregation gets a Bible holder
- Watch Night
Congregation marks New Year with worship
- Feed the call committee
"Being together for that meal every week helped"
- A few minutes with Elizabeth A. Platz
On being the first ordained Lutheran woman
- Dressing space & servants
Women bound by friendship lift liturgical arts
- Counting the days of Advent
Here are some ways mark the season in your congregation
- 'A crazy idea' with walls
Luther's Table: coffeehouse by day, pub by night
- Dancing around the 'Bend'
In this small Minnesota town, folks embrace change
- Hagan Hags respond, reunite
Camp Hagen women celebrate 70 years
- A dance of popularity
"JK Wedding Entrance Dance" video continues to make waves
- A place apart
Camps keep the faith while keeping up with the times
- Your camping stories
Tales of faith, love and vocation
- 'Camp changed my life'
Gather around the campfire for some good old memories
- Tales from the church office
- Going 3 deep
In New England, they're studying '40 days, 3 persons, 1 God'
- Quake claims future pastor
'Ben spent his last breath singing'
- Meet 'Fast Eddie'
He'll give you cookies, communion and a $2 bill
- Ramp it up
In Tulsa, Okla., these are the go-to guys for an easier access
- Mixing it up
Roman Catholics find love, community with-gasp!-Lutherans
- Come as you are
For 60 years, this Iowa church has offered drive-in worship
- This senior pastor sleeps on floors
At Ascension in Thousand Oaks, Calif., youth ministry and the youth minister boast longevity
Blogs by Julie B. Sevig: (Read All)
- ELCA publications win awards
- Park ranger memorial service streaming live
- Ranger’s memorial service announced
- Stan Olson named Wartburg Seminary president
- 'Fast Eddie' Soistman dies in car accident
- Pamela Jolicoeur, president of Concordia College, dies
- Summer is here!
- Good health means less screen time
- A no-brainer: use the lunch hour
- A 'dignified and respectful' recovery
- Larson body located
- A Reformation gift
- Fighting hunger with words & wallets
- As for me and my church, we'll stay AND give!
- Menopause Ministry
- Please, give me some good news!
- How will you change the world?
- Wedding procession at ELCA church a YouTube sensation
- Cronkite: from acolyte to anchor
- A hootenanny is like church?
- Doctor shot Sunday morning at ELCA church
- A virtual tip of the hat
- Lutheran publications, authors, designers win awards for 2008 work
- Seafarers in the spotlight
- Shaking out the house
- LVC gets a nod from Michelle Obama
- Craigslist killer gets life in prison; victim's family responds
- God's holy joke
- Hail, hail this freelancer's life
- Finally a bat mitzvah!
- Facebook for good
- A handwritten letter
- Laughing with Lutherans
- Insomnia for Obama
- Remember the poor
- Ohio: Close Obama encounter
- Dash & ellipsis: confessions of an overuser
- Pennies for peace
- ELCA Youth Gathering half full
- Celebrate with song
- One in a billion!
- Obama an honorary Lutheran?
- In praise of quilts & camps
- Obama worships with ELCA congregation
- Memory makers
- Summertime rituals
- Dancing with Matt
- Saving lives
- You can go home again...