ELCA Conference of Bishops calls for a permanent bilateral cease-fire in Gaza
Living Lutheran
by John Potter
14h ago
The Conference of Bishops of the ELCA has issued a statement calling for a permanent bilateral cease-fire in Gaza. “We urge President Joe Biden, our legislators, and all who lead and make decisions on behalf of the United States to do everything in their power to bring an end to the current suffering and lay the foundation for lasting peace with justice,” the statement read, in part. “As members of the ELCA Conference of Bishops, we are elected to lead one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with nearly 3 million members in more than 8,700 worshiping communities acros ..read more
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What is Sumud? Week one
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by Kelly Wilkerson
22h ago
Following the Way of Jesus: a Lenten Holy Land Journey begins on the Sea of Galilee. The introduction video below will invite you into this 6-week series. Through this journey you will explore the Holy Land, the theology of Sumud and what it means for Palestinian Christians today.  Week 1 of Following the Way of Jesus: A Lenten Holy Land Journey is: “Sumud the Way of Jesus” with Ranan Issa Abu Shanab, program director for gender justice with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, at the Church of Annunciation. Sumud is the ELCA’s new name for our church’s engagemen ..read more
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Lectionary blog: Salvation for the whole world
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by Andrea Kulik
22h ago
Lectionary for March 10, 2024 Fourth Sunday in Lent Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21 I was recently privileged to celebrate a community worship service with faculty and Region 6 candidates from the Theological Education for Emerging Ministries (TEEM) program. TEEM, a collaboration between the Indiana-Kentucky Synod and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, Calif., brings diaconal and pastoral candidates together from all over the world and forms scores of candidates for ministry in the ELCA. The daily communal worship is a collaboration of all ..read more
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Prayer ventures: March 4
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by Andrea Kulik
22h ago
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, March 4 We promise that we will never use our faith, our service to neighbors or our identity as followers of Christ to benefit ourselves, enhance our reputations or earn a profit. We ask the Spirit to nurture in us humility, generosity and gratitude for the gift of grace and salvation God has given us th ..read more
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Prayer ventures: March 3
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by Andrea Kulik
2d ago
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, March 3 Bold Women’s Day (Women of the ELCA)  We celebrate and give thanks for Lutheran women who act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ through prayer, service to neighbors in need, advocacy, leadership, hospitality and telling their stories of faith. The post Prayer ventures: March 3 appeared fi ..read more
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Prayer ventures: March 2
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by Andrea Kulik
3d ago
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, March 2 We pray for our neighbors and siblings in Christ who have been driven from their homes and communities by conflict, persecution, disaster, political turmoil, economic crisis or the effects of climate change. The post Prayer ventures: March 2 appeared first on Living Lutheran ..read more
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Prayer ventures: March 1
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by Andrea Kulik
4d ago
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, March 1 Women’s History Month  We give thanks for women throughout history and in our lives who have shared their gifts and leadership with the church and society, raised and cared for us, inspired us and nurtured our faith, and fought for justice, equity and inclusion. We pray for women everywhere w ..read more
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I’m a Lutheran: Hannah Wolfe-MacPike
Living Lutheran
by John Potter
4d ago
Sitka (Alaska) Lutheran Church Collections manager, Kodiak History Museum I was baptized and confirmed at Sitka Lutheran and made my decision there to “live Lutheran,” as it were. I attended Christ Lutheran Church in Santa Fe, N.M., [while] I completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Institute of American Indian Arts, which I did last year—I consider both Sitka Lutheran and Christ Lutheran my ecclesiastical homes. Being part of a church community, and specifically a Lutheran church community, feels like home to me. No matter where, as long as I have an ELCA Lutheran community in town I ..read more
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Lutherans in Black History
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by Andrea Kulik
4d ago
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Prayer ventures: Feb. 29
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by Andrea Kulik
5d ago
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, Feb. 29 Be mindful of those in your community who lack safe shelter and adequate food. We pray that their needs will be met, and that God will use you and your congregation to meet them. The post Prayer ventures: Feb. 29 appeared first on Living Lutheran ..read more
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