Kairos is a time each Sunday of enrichment for mind and spirit. A mix of timely topics, Bible Study, and theological exploration are presented by scholars, theologians and other professionals. Kairos meets at 8:45 a.m. and 10:05 a.m. in the Fireside Room. The same topic is presented at both times. If you typically worship at 10:45 a.m., feel free to come to the 10:05 a.m. Kairos session and leave at 10:45 a.m. for the start of worship.

2019 Themes & Speakers

March 17 & 24: Dementia Care at End-of-Life – A Personal Story

The Rev. Luther Dale, Incarnation member & the Rev. Ed Holland, retired chaplain Methodist Hospital

The Rev. Luther Dale and The Rev. Ed Holland learned many lessons while providing end-of-life care for David, Luther Dale’s brother and Ed Holland’s friend, who had cognitive dementia and many health issues.  They will share personal stories of struggle, interactions with health care providers and the legal system, and strategies for self-care when navigating personal emotional responses.

The Rev. Luther Dale is a former pastor at Incarnation with responsibilities for pastoral care and teaching. The Rev. Ed. Holland is former chaplain at Methodist Hospital. For 35 years he was in charge of hospice and palliative care. He has continued to be active in end-of-life organizations.

March 31: The Saint John’s Bible

Dr. Steven Kaatz, Incarnation member

In 2018, Incarnation received the generous gift of a Heritage Edition of the Saint John’s Bible. It is a multi-volume copy of the original hand lettered and decorated Bible sponsored by the monks of Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, MN. This Bible combines the medieval sense of the holy script with the best of 21st Century printing and design. Incarnation member, Dr. Steven Kaatz, will explore the origins and features of the Bible and its use at Incarnation.

Dr. Steven Kaatz, originally from Wisconsin, retired in 2014 from Bethel University.  While there he trained special education teachers in their master’s program.  His ministry involvement at Incarnation has been as a worship assistant, communion server, Walk Through the Bible and Kairos. He and his wife, Judy, have been members of Incarnation for 20 years.

April 7 & 14: Executing Jesus – Rethinking the Cross & Salvation

The Rev. Roland Hayes, retired pastor St. Michael’s Lutheran

What have we been taught about WHY Jesus was crucified?  It is important to consider Jesus’ execution as it shapes our understanding of the nature of God.  During the next two weeks, the Rev. Roland Hayes will discuss three things:  how the religious elite colluded with Roman officials to nail Jesus to the cross, the many theories of the atonement, and was the crucifixion the will of God.

The Rev. Roland Hayes graduated from Carthage College and Luther-Northwestern Theological Seminary.  He interned at Incarnation in 1976-1977 and served as pastor of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 1978 – 2016.  He served on the board of Health East Care System from 2001 -2017.

April 21: EASTER – No Kairos

April 28: Reflections on Faith and Leadership – Witnessing in the Workplace

Perry Hanson, Incarnation member

How do faith and leadership intersect in the workplace? Sharing leadership concepts and business experience, Perry Hanson will explore why and how each of us can live as Christ’s disciples in the workplace and the world.

Perry Hanson built a career spanning more than 45 years in organization design within an evolving health care delivery industry. Over that time, Perry developed his own applications of the discipleship concept for the work world. Perry and his wife Beth have been members of Incarnation for almost 35 years. Perry has been involved in many Incarnation ministries over the years and sings regularly in the Senior Choir.

Questions about Kairos? Contact Pastor Jeanne Hartfield.