Our promotional pictures for The Return of Sunday School.
Sense a development in the Faith.
Coming to a church, not that far, far away.
At the 2009 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, the ELCA challenged its members to raise $15 million to fight malaria. Today, the ELCA announced that the goal has been met and surpassed!!
As additional gifts come in designated for malaria, they will be spent to expand existing malaria programs or allow companions in other countries to get involved. Though our fundraising campaign efforts for malaria have ended, our commitment to walking together with our companions and supporting their health-care ministries will not end. Our global companion churches and Lutheran partners who would like to continue or begin new malaria programming in the coming years will seek funding through ELCA World Hunger.
Thanks to everyone who organized, provided food & games & activities, and participated. Special thanks to Missy Nielsen for the photos.
I found this website that is providing daily devotional readings connected to the Narrative Lectionary. Living in God's Story has the option for you to sign up to have the devotions emailed to you daily.
Edit - Another resource for daily devotional readings with the Narrative Lectionary has become available through Clergy Stuff. Both links will be placed in the sidebar.
September Noisy Offering to Help the Lutheran Disaster Response to the Middle East and Europe Refugee Crisis
Our September Noisy Offering that will be collected at the September 20 services will go to the Lutheran Disaster Response and be designated to help with the Middle East and Europe Refugee Crisis.
Middle East and Europe Refugee Crisis
A record number of refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa are fleeing war and poverty and making a terrifying, life-threatening journey to find a safer, better way of life in Europe. Although they come from different countries, for various reasons, they share a common goal: hope for a brighter future. As conflicts continue, especially in Syria and Iraq, the number of people seeking safety and basic necessities is on the rise.
As a church, we are called to respond. Lutheran Disaster Response is committed to meeting basic humanitarian needs and upholding the rights of those fleeing war and crisis. We are working with our companion churches, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary and the Slovak Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Augsburg Confession in Serbia and The Lutheran World Federation to provide food, diapers, blankets, water, health kits, hygiene kits and psychosocial services to assist those who have fled their homes. We are also in communication with our church companions in Germany as they receive tens of thousands of refugees.
What you can do:
Pray for those who are affected by violence and are vulnerable, that they may be granted peace and healing.
Your gifts are needed now to help with immediate relief. Gifts designated for the Middle East and Europe Refugee Crisis will be used in full (100 percent) to assist those directly impacted.
To learn more about the situation and the ELCA’s response:
• Use bulletin inserts to inform your congregation and encourage support.
• Sign up to receive Lutheran Disaster Response alerts.
• Check the Lutheran Disaster Response blog.
• Like Lutheran Disaster Response on Facebook
• Follow @ELCALDR on Twitter.
We have been posting links to articles we think you may find interesting on our Facebook pages and our Twitter feed. Here is a summary of the articles from August.
From Vibrant Faith, an article Pastor Brian has referenced, and will keep referring to about the role of families in faith formation.
From Living Lutheran, an article about our Lutheran identity, as seen from outside the Lutheran box.
From Relevant magazine, a reminder that there is no look or attitude that makes one a Christian, or excludes one from being a disciple.
Another from Relevant, this one is about our struggles with the difficult and challenging parts of Scripture.
Again from Relevant, an article about how we can live an extraordinary life. (Hint: actually LIVE it.)
Also from Relevant, some suggestions about focusing on what is important in worship, and what is not.
From On Being, a reminder that not forgiving and letting go can be like a stain. If you wait too long to take care of it, it can set.
From Faith and Leadership, a suggestion that we all need friends.
Finally, from Relevant, an article about how healing means confronting our grief.
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