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    • Church together August 3, 2020
      As COVID-19 spread throughout the United States this spring, unemployment soared and demands on food pantries, shelters and social services rose. In response, the ELCA launched a special fundraising appeal, donations to which have supported the ministries most in need and best positioned to help. Among the recipients of the COVID-19 Response Fund was the […]
      Jim Jones
    • Prayer ventures: Aug. 3 August 3, 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. Monday, Aug. 3 Give thanks for […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • Lectionary blog: God’s sheer silence  August 3, 2020
      Lectionary blog for Aug 9, 2020 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost 1 Kings 19:9-18; Psalm 85:8-13; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-33  There are times to be loud with our faith: loving God and our neighbor by showing up, loving through our words and deeds, and living out our baptismal calling into active citizenship in the kingdom of heaven. At other times, what is needed is to relax and enter God’s restful quiet.  This week’s reading […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • Prayer ventures: Aug. 2 August 2, 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, Aug. 2 Pray that the […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • Prayer ventures: Aug. 1 August 1, 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, Aug. 1 Pray for open […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • Study guide: A call to heal creation July 31, 2020
      Our world’s accelerating environmental crises may pose the most dangerous challenges humanity has ever faced. Whether it’s wildfires, extreme storms, floods, droughts, species extinction, hotter temperatures or shifting climate patterns, all have become more frequent or severe in the last 30 years. As God’s people charged with caring for God’s creation, we have a responsibility […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • God’s beautiful dark works July 31, 2020
      Perhaps one of the best-known verses in the New Testament is John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” It comes toward the end of a deep conversation between Nicodemus, a leader of his […]
      John Potter
    • Prayer ventures: July 31 July 31, 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, July 31 Lift up in […]
      Andrea Kulik
    • Las hermosas obras oscuras de Dios July 30, 2020
      Tal vez uno de los versículos más conocidos del Nuevo Testamento es Juan 3:16: “Porque tanto amó Dios al mundo que dio a su Hijo unigénito, para que todo el que cree en él no se pierda, sino que tenga vida eterna”. Este surge al final de una conversación profunda entre Nicodemo, un líder de […]
      John Potter
    • Prayer ventures: July 30 July 30, 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, July 30 Give thanks for […]
      Andrea Kulik