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    • Prayer ventures: Sept. 16 September 16, 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, Sept. 16 Pray that we […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • Practical peace-building September 16, 2021
      Throughout 2015 and 2016, Patricia Cuyatti was immersed in church conflicts across multiple international regions. As Lutheran World Federation (LWF) regional secretary for Latin America, the Caribbean and North America at the time, she accompanied churches dealing with internal challenges and was intensely involved in two primary processes of mediation. Cuyatti dreamed of empowering people […]
      Jim Jones
    • Prayer ventures: Sept. 15 September 15, 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, Sept. 15 First Day of […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • A powerful ritual September 14, 2021
      In many congregations, it looks like a simple, everyday greeting. People turn to one another and share a handshake, nod or hug while offering a few words about peace. To some, such gestures feel inappropriately casual, as if we’re taking a break from worship. To others, navigating what we hope is the end of the […]
      Jim Jones
    • Returning to the Psalms September 14, 2021
      Growing up in the ELCA, I remember being told more than once that the Psalms were powerful because they presented the entire range of human emotion. This advice was given with more fervor as I entered adolescence, no doubt because adults knew that that time would offer so many new emotions to process. I think […]
      John Potter
    • “I can fully participate” September 14, 2021
      Growing up as a deaf child in the Philippines, Mary Grace Asuncion felt unsupported. Her family didn’t know sign language, nor did they care to learn. “I wasn’t able to talk to anybody,” the 44-year-old recalled. “My mind was dead. It was extremely frustrating.” When she moved to the United States in 2013, life continued […]
      Erin Strybis
    • Prayer ventures: Sept. 14 September 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. Tuesday, Sept. 14 These days are […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • “Do you see God in me?” September 13, 2021
      With a global pandemic, a tumultuous election and social justice issues coming to the fore over the past year, many have found themselves engaged in difficult conversations with family, friends, parishioners and even total strangers. These discussions can sometimes be productive, but they can also lead to hurt feelings, misunderstandings and disagreements. “Things have gotten […]
      John Potter
    • Lectionary blog: Real wisdom September 13, 2021
      Lectionary for Sept. 19, 2021 17th Sunday after Pentecost Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 1; James 3:13-18, Mark 9:30-37 Real wisdom is displayed not in being coldly intelligent but in acting out loving righteousness. This week the lectionary strings together passages that help us contextualize the performance of true wisdom in the kingdom of heaven. All the […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • Prayer ventures: Sept. 13 September 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. Monday, Sept. 13 Pray for forgiveness […]
      Andrea Kulik