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    • Lectionary blog: Overcoming spiritual evil June 14, 2021
      Lectionary for June 20, 2021 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost 1 Samuel 17:32-49; Psalm 9:9-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41 This week’s passages tell of two occasions when other-than-human evil attempted to assault and insult God’s people. One instance was in a military confrontation, and another was in an attack involving the weather. I want to […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • Prayer ventures: June 14 June 14, 2021
      Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These daily petitions are offered as a guide for your own prayer life as together we pray for the needs of the world and give thanks for the ministries of our church. Monday, June 14 Give thanks for […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • A trail of altars June 14, 2021
      A lot has changed in the decade-plus since I co-wrote They Are Us: Lutherans and Immigration (Augsburg Fortress, 2009) with Ralston Deffenbaugh. In the book, we attempted to build a biblical case for embracing immigrants and refugees, tell the history of immigration in the United States and the Lutheran church, highlight policy issues and share […]
      Jim Jones
    • Prayer ventures: June 13 June 13, 2021
      Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These daily petitions are offered as a guide for your own prayer life as together we pray for the needs of the world and give thanks for the ministries of our church. Sunday, June 13 When we read […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • Prayer ventures: June 12 June 12, 2021
      Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These daily petitions are offered as a guide for your own prayer life as together we pray for the needs of the world and give thanks for the ministries of our church. Saturday, June 12 Remember in prayer […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • Lee Miller II elected bishop of ELCA Upstate New York Synod June 12, 2021
      Lee M. Miller II, Buffalo, N.Y., was elected June 5 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Upstate New York Synod of the ELCA. The election took place during an online synod assembly. Miller was elected on the fifth ballot, with 157 votes. Aileen Robbins, pastor of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rochester, […]
      John Potter
    • Brenda Bos elected bishop of ELCA Southwest California Synod June 11, 2021
      Brenda Bos, Glendale, Calif., was elected June 5 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Southwest California Synod of the ELCA. Bos will be the first openly lesbian bishop in the ELCA. The election took place during an online synod assembly. Bos was elected on the fifth ballot, with 160 votes. Albert Starr, […]
      John Potter
    • Stewardship: A disciple’s path June 11, 2021
      Mention “stewardship” at church and you’re likely to see a lot of eyes rolling and hear some deep groans—just before people bolt for the door with one hand on their wallets and checkbooks. That’s because, in too many congregations, “stewardship” has become a cheesy euphemism for “We want your money.” It’s a shame too. As […]
      Megan Brandsrud
    • Prayer ventures: June 11 June 11, 2021
      Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These daily petitions are offered as a guide for your own prayer life as together we pray for the needs of the world and give thanks for the ministries of our church. Friday, June 11 Remember in prayer […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • Prayer ventures: June 10 June 10, 2021
      Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These daily petitions are offered as a guide for your own prayer life as together we pray for the needs of the world and give thanks for the ministries of our church. Thursday, June 10 Remember in prayer […]
      Andrea Kulik