Lessons in Mortality

After her brother died unexpectedly and her mother moved into a dementia-care facility, spiritual travel writer and Episcopal deacon Lori Erickson felt called to a new quest: to face death head on, with the eye of a tourist and the heart of a pastor. Her new book Near the Exit: Travels with the Not-So-Grim Reaper is the result, a travelogue of places that have helped her come to terms with mortality, from the Valley of the Kings in Egypt to Decorah’s Aase Haugen Home. The book has received very favorable reviews. Lori will talk about her new book and what she’s learned from traveling with the Grim Reaper.

Service Leader: Ellen Mcdonald

Everyone is welcome at our Sunday morning gathering. Everyone is welcome at our Sunday morning gathering. We meet at The Lingonberry, 218 West Water Street, with our service at 10:00 followed by our social time at 11:00. Child care is available during the service.

Share-the-Plate – Our plate recipient for January-February is NE Iowa Community Action Corporation’s heating assistance program. To donate to the recipient, simply designate so on your check or offering envelope. Loose cash or undesignated envelopes in the offering plate go to Decorah UU.