big swing
August 16, 2019

Me and We

Like a pack of huskies connected to the bridle of a sled, a group of men, women and children pulled a rope that lifted a harness-and-hard-hat-wearing June and me high into the air. On the...

july 4th parade 2019
July 09, 2019

Jumping into July

We had another amazing 4th of July celebration at Mercy Commons Covenant Church this year. As has been our tradition, we keep it simple and fun with a few bounce houses, freezies, and cold water...

daniel lukas
June 26, 2019

Meet Our New Pastor, Daniel Lukas

Welcome! First off, should we call you “Daniel” or “Dan”? Daniel. I used to go by “Danny” through high school. When I graduated, I thought it was too childish and asked others to simply call...

lent reading
March 19, 2019

A Challenge for Lent: The Gospel of John

In the days before Easter it is often spiritually helpful to engage in various spiritual exercises to help us draw nearer to Jesus and consider all that he has done for us. The cross and...

4th of july parade
July 11, 2018

Can’t Rain on Our Parade

Our annual 4th of July celebration came off a little differently this year. Every year, the church sets up two huge bounce houses on the front lawn, a prime spot on the Edina 4th of...

family camp
May 15, 2018

Come to Family Camp, Y’all!

I grip the rope tightly, close my eyes and jump. I feel a swoosh of air, my stomach drops and then I splash into the water. I lift my hands up high and sing as...

Ben Swanson in Tanzania
January 19, 2018

Tanzania Wisdom Tour

On February 12th, I will be traveling with my Dad (Larry) to Tanzania for two weeks. This will be my fourth trip and his first. This trip comes out of our church’s relationship with COSAD...

gingerbread house
December 18, 2017

Christmas Traditions

Our family loves traditions. Okay, maybe it’s mostly that I LOVE traditions, but I think my love is rubbing off on them! There are lots of events that come around year after year – all...