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Waiting patiently

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Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop (James 5:7).

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Fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers

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Gay parents holding hands with their adopted African American daughter and laughing while running together in the park.

Do you hear that great whooshing sound in your congregation? It’s supposed to be the sound of the Spirit rushing in like a mighty wind during the season of Pentecost to restore and renew us to a more fervent faith. Unfortunately, all too often it’s the sound families make when they disappear for the summer: […]

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Prayer ventures: June 17

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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. Thursday, June 17 Give thanks all […]

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June Update: Advocacy Connections

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from the ELCA advocacy office in Washington, D.C. – the Rev. Amy E. Reumann, director Partial expanded content from Advocacy Connections: June 2021 HOUSING AFFORDABILITY  |  CLIMATE FINANCE SPENDING |  TIGRAY REGION OF ETHIOPIA  |  PATH TO CITIZENSHIP  |  POLICING REFORM  |  UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES   HOUSING AFFORDABILITY:  Nearly 10% of Americans stand at risk […]

Kevin Jones elected bishop of ELCA Northeastern Iowa Synod

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Kevin T. Jones, Mason City, Iowa, was elected June 12 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Northeastern Iowa Synod of the ELCA. The election took place during an online synod assembly. Jones was elected on the fifth ballot, with 168 votes. Stacey Nalean-Carlson, pastor of Glenwood and Canoe Ridge Lutheran churches in […]

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All in, preparing for the harvest

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Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up (Galatians 6:9).

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Prayer ventures: June 16

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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. Wednesday, June 16 Pray for the […]

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Widening the welcome

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The Naming Project

Often dealing with rejection and isolation before the pandemic, many LGBTQIA+ youth have had an even tougher time during COVID-19. In response, Lutheran rostered ministers and others have set up virtual safe spaces for those young people to learn about and embrace the intersections of their sexuality, spirituality and gender identity. Within the ELCA, those […]

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Paula Schmitt elected bishop of ELCA Allegheny Synod

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Paula J. Schmitt, Latrobe, Pa., was elected June 5 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Allegheny Synod of the ELCA. The election took place during an online synod assembly. Schmitt was elected on the fifth ballot, with 121 votes. The Rev. Scott Klimke, pastor of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Johnstown, Pa., received […]

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Timothy Smith reelected bishop of the ELCA North Carolina Synod

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Timothy M. Smith was reelected June 3 to serve a second six-year term as bishop of the North Carolina Synod of the ELCA. The election took place during an online synod assembly. Smith was reelected on the first ballot, with 289 votes. A total of 268 votes was needed for election. Smith has served as […]

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Worship in the Home: June 20, 2021

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Worship in the Home Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Lectionary 12, Year B June 20, 2021 In this time of world-wide crisis, congregations throughout this church are not able to gather for worship as the body of Christ. While you cannot be together in person, we can hear the word of God and hold each other […]

It’s God’s field

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I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow (1 Corinthians 3:6).

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Finance Advice 2021