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Holy Hen House Symposium @ St. Paul's

  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church 315 9th St S, Saint James, Minnesota 56081 (map)
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
— Colossians 3:17

Join the chatter! St. Paul's Lutheran Church in St. James Minnesota is gathering women of all stages together for their 13th Ladies' Symposium. 

The theme of the symposium is "Chatter that Matters" which is based off of Holy Hen House blog's mission and tagline. 

"Ladies of Legacy: Why Your Chatter Matters" by Amber Albee Swenson // In this session we will be looking at women of the Bible to see how they used their mouths to glorify God or to get into trouble. As a woman who has lots of experience taking my foot out of my mouth, I'll lead the search through scripture to find practical ways to make sure what leaves our mouth is a blessing, and not a curse. 

"Chatter that Mentors and Matters to a Mentee" by Mary Abel // Mentoring is mentioned often in the Bible and Titus has some directives about how women are to mentor other women. In this study we will go into the three verses that house a treasure trove of guidelines for women. Leave with new insights on getting started and moving forward to bless others with your special kind of love and caring!

"Chatter that Matters in a Noisy Social Media World" by Amanda Rose // Alert! Beep! Notification! Social media is used to share updates, ideas, and opinions but are we using our chatter online to glorify Jesus? Holy Hen House, an online ministry, is made up of imperfect women spurred on by God's perfect grace to share chatter that matters in a noisy world. Let's discuss ways we can use our influence online to reach into homes with the gospel!

Come hear Amanda Rose's original songs, arrangements of favorite hymns, and the stories that inspired them. Her unique blend of soul, choral, and folk music strikes a chord and her lyrics point to her Savior whose story is the basis of it all.

The Symposium includes morning coffee with baked goods, a luncheon, and desserts. Before noon women will travel to St. James' Legion (620 1st Ave S) for a catered lunch and the remaining topics. 

The Holy Hen House pop up shop will be featured along with a Martin Luther College book sale. 

Cost is $25 and is due by November 7th! Look for the registration pdf to print off and mail in the comments. 


8:30-9:15 Coffee - Fellowship Hall

9:15 - 9:40 Christian Day School Tone Chimes
Pastor Lopahs -  Greetings and Prayer
Evening Guild President - Connie Heldt

9:40 - 9:50 Welcome + Introduction to Holy Hen House by Amanda Rose

9:50 - 10:35 Amber Albee Swenson "Ladies of Legacy: Why Your Chatter Matters"

10:35 - 10:50 BREAK

10:50 - 11:50 Music by MVL student and Amanda Rose

11:50 - 12:00 Move to the American Legion for lunch and the afternoon.

1:00 - 1:45 Mary Abel "Chatter that Mentors and Matters to a Mentee"

1:45 - 2:00 BREAK

2:00 - 2:45 Amanda Rose "Chatter that Matters in a Noisy Social Media World"

2:45 - 3:00 Dessert and closing comments from Pastor Lopahs

Any questions? Call Dorothy at (507-375-4192) or email Amanda Rose at