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    • Prayer ventures: Dec. 8 December 8, 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. Wednesday, Dec. 8 Pray for our […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • Welcoming Jesus December 8, 2021
      Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight (Matthew 3:3). My family always visits my parents for Christmas. Before we arrive, my mom asks what food we want. Not just breakfast, lunch and dinner, but also snacks and dessert. She puts fresh sheets on the beds and lays out clean towels. My parents’ […]
      Jim Jones
    • ELCA presiding bishop issues pastoral letter on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day December 7, 2021
      Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA, has issued a pastoral letter on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. “Eighty years ago, on a beautiful Sunday morning, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was tragically transformed from an island paradise into a bloody battlefield,” the letter read, in part. “After the Japanese bombed the U.S. Navy, war was […]
      John Potter
    • Highly recommended: Resources for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany December 7, 2021
      For children and families Families Celebrate Advent & Christmas 2021-2022 The 2021-2022 deck of 56 Families Celebrate Advent & Christmas cards spans the four weeks of Advent, starting on Nov. 28, and the 12 days of Christmas, through Epiphany on Jan. 6. Each card features an illustration on one side and a family activity prompt […]
      John Potter
    • Prayer ventures: Nov. 7 December 7, 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. Tuesday, Dec. 7 Pray for congregations […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • Finding joy December 6, 2021
      In the Gospel of Luke, an angel appears to Mary and says, “You will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus” (Luke 1:31). We immediately recognize this as the beginning of Mary’s journey, praising the Lord for the chance to carry the Son of God, but we often […]
      Megan Brandsrud
    • Lectionary blog: Undermining abusive systems December 6, 2021
      Lectionary for Dec 12, 2021 Third Sunday of Advent Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4; Luke 3:7-18 How often do we find ourselves afraid to get out of a bad system or situation because we don’t know what’s on the other side? Have you ever stayed in a job that was crushing you or demanding […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • Prayer ventures: Nov. 6 December 6, 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, Dec. 6 Give thanks for […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • Prayer ventures: Dec. 5 December 5, 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, Dec. 5 Pray that we […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • Prayer ventures: Dec. 4 December 4, 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, Dec. 4 “Lead me in […]
      Andrea Kulik