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    • Prayer ventures: Oct. 25 October 25, 2020
      Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer for the day from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These 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, Oct. 25 Reformation Sunday  Praise […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • Prayer ventures: Oct. 24 October 24, 2020
      Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer for the day from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These 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, Oct. 24 Pray for students, […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • Jesus and the election October 23, 2020
      I think this is almost invariably (note the tiny escape clause) an accurate statement: Lutheran pastors do not tell parishioners how to vote. Not only is this technically illegal but also probably unwise. I can’t recall who said, “Overtly partisan sermons only reveal which newspapers arrive each week at the parsonage.” I haven’t lived in […]
      Megan Brandsrud
    • Foremothers of mission October 23, 2020
      One frosty morning in March 1946, Bernice Severson (née Johnson) arose early. She dressed from the one suitcase that held her entire wardrobe plus hundreds of evangelism leaflets. She ended her morning devotions with Moses’ prayer in Exodus 33:13: “Show me your ways, so that I may know you and find favor in your sight.” […]
      Megan Brandsrud
    • Prayer ventures: Oct. 23 October 23, 2020
      Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer for the day from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These 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, Oct. 23 “Let the heavens […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • My faith journey October 22, 2020
      One thousand, nine hundred and seventy-three miles. That’s the distance between Lodi, Calif., and Los Fresnos, Texas. It’s a distance I drove twice with a father and his children—two little Lutherans facing deportation. Wilian (last name withheld) and his children, Darel, 5, and Madelyn, 3, belong to my congregation, St. Paul Lutheran in Lodi. On […]
      Jim Jones
    • Prayer ventures: Oct. 22 October 22, 2020
      Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer for the day from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These 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, Oct. 22 Thank God for […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • Prayer ventures: Oct. 21 October 21, 2020
      Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer for the day from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These 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, Oct. 21 Give thanks to […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • “All Creation Sings” October 21, 2020
      The search for a title for the new supplement to Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) began with a brainstorming session. A small group met and wrote every suggestion they could think of on a whiteboard. By the time they finished, they had a list of over 100 possibilities. Eventually the title All Creation Sings rose to […]
      Jim Jones
    • “Set free to do the work” October 20, 2020
      Editor’s note: As we reflect on one of the most tumultuous years in recent history, with movements that brought discussions of race and racism to the forefront, we offer a series focusing on the personal stories of the ways in which Lutherans are striving for racial justice in the world today. On Sept. 2, nearly 200 […]
      John Potter