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God’s promises and our prayers

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All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers (Acts 1:14).

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Prayer ventures: June 20

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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, June 20 Pray that God’s […]

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Sleeping through a storm

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But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ (Mark 4:38).

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Prayer ventures: June 19

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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, June 19 Remember in prayer […]

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God’s wonderful deeds of the deep

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They saw the works of the Lord, his wonderful deeds in the deep (Psalm 107:24).

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Prayer ventures: June 18

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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, June 18 Remember in prayer […]

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Juneteenth 150 years later

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Despite our progress, we still face the challenge of racism.

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Lutheran recognised in Queen’s Birthday honours

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LCANZ members Nancy Fox and Oscar Joppich have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, announced on 14 June.

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Change in format for General Synod

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In a first for the LCANZ, the church’s next Convention of General Synod will be held in two parts – an online meeting in October 2021 and an in-person meeting in 2022.

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Dee Pederson elected bishop of ELCA Southwestern Minnesota Synod

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Dee (“Diane”) Pederson, St. Cloud, Minn., was elected June 12 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA. The election took place during an online synod assembly. Pederson was elected on the fifth ballot, with 205 votes. Bryant C. Kaden, pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Redwood […]

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Felix Malpica elected bishop of ELCA La Crosse Area Synod

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Felix J. Malpica, Janesville, Wis., was elected June 13 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the La Crosse Area Synod of the ELCA. The election took place during an online synod assembly. Malpica was elected on the fifth ballot, with 108 votes. Rebecca Piper, co-pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church in Rapid City, S.D., […]

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Meet Ed

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  Hello Gathering community! My name is Ed Kay, and I have the privilege of serving as the team leader for the Curriculum Team for the 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering. This is a new team for this cycle, and it a project-based team, focusing on several important areas of the work of the Gathering: We […]

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