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Prayer ventures: Oct. 15

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Sunset over a cornfield during harvesting

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, Oct. 15 Give thanks for […]

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10 things to know as you prepare

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    Many congregations are just now getting things ready to attend the 2022 Gathering, so if you haven’t started yet– you aren’t behind! Here are 10 things to know as you prepare to bring a congregational group to the 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering. Utilize the Gathering’s promotional materials to get your community excited about […]

“That We May Live Together”: From Challenges to Opportunities

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  Supported in part by ELCA World Hunger, the Asian Rural Institute (ARI) in Japan is a nine-month service leadership training program that draws people from around the world, allowing them to live and work together as they learn agricultural skills they can take back to their home communities. ARI also invites guest lecturers from […]

Prayer ventures: Oct. 14

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Sunset over a cornfield during harvesting

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, Oct. 14 Nothing is hidden […]

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Prompts for Prayers of Intercession: October 17, 2021

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These prompts are provided for worship leaders as they prepare the prayers of intercession for weekly worship. The prompts are prepared by several leaders in the ELCA and reflect current world and national events. You are encouraged to adapt and add other concerns for your local context, including staying informed of events and concerns in […]

A warning to all leaders

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You have burned the vineyard. Your houses are full of what you took from the poor. What gives you the right to crush my people and grind the faces of the poor into the dirt? (Isaiah 3:14b,15a) 

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Prayer ventures: Oct. 13

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Sunset over a cornfield during harvesting

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, Oct. 13 Pray for soldiers […]

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From awareness to action

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Mary E. Hess

In Becoming a White Antiracist: A Practical Guide for Educators, Leaders, and Activists (Stylus Publishing, 2021), co-authors Mary E. Hess and Stephen D. Brookfield offer a road map for people of European descent who want to turn their awareness of racism and systemic injustice into action. Living Lutheran recently spoke to Hess, who has been on […]

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The church doesn’t do the bystander effect

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Whenever you are able, do good to people who need help (Proverbs 3:27).

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October 17, 2021–Servant Power

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Alyssa Kaplan, Baltimore, MD Warm-up Questions What does it mean to have power over something or someone? Who are the people who hold power in your day-to-day life? Who are the people who hold power in the world? What are they like? Servant Power In the past few years there has been a movement within […]

How to start an intergenerational ministry

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Faith formation is one of the few things we grow from our birth until death. This lifelong process of growing disciples centers on our relationship with Jesus and with others. After all, his life and ministry focused on relationships. He took time to sit with the children, women, sinners, disciples and crowds that followed him. […]

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Prayer ventures: Oct. 12

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Sunset over a cornfield during harvesting

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, Oct. 12 God, we ask […]

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