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Making friends with strangers

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Perhaps the reason it seems risky to welcome a stranger is that we fail to see that we are one ourselves. But we are all different. There is no-one like you in the world. Being a stranger and seeing others as strangers it becomes easier to welcome the stranger, says school principal Adam Borgas.

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Megan Rohrer elected bishop of ELCA Sierra Pacific Synod

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Megan Rohrer (they/their), San Francisco, Calif., was elected May 8 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod of the ELCA. Rohrer is the first transgender bishop in the ELCA. The election took place during an online synod assembly. Rohrer was elected on the fifth ballot, with 209 votes. Jeff R. […]

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Sadness becoming joy

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You will be sad, but your sadness will become joy (John 16:20).

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Lectionary blog: Jesus & graduation

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Lectionary for May 16, 2021 Seventh Sunday of Easter Acts 1:15-26; Psalm 1 (6) 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19 This week’s readings describe huge transitions on both sides of the crucifixion. Jesus’ prayer marks the completion of his discipling of those closest to him and their graduation from disciples to leaders. The Acts passage depicts […]

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Prayer ventures: May 10

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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. Monday, May 10 Ask God to […]

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A shared experience

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When Chad Fothergill arrived on the Valparaiso (Ind.) University campus as a student of the Lutheran Summer Music (LSM) Academy & Festival in 2000, he had no inclination of his future vocational calling as a cantor. But LSM changed that. “It opened to this rural teenager a treasury of musical possibilities, of what could happen […]

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LCANZ leaders release statement on ordination actions

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The LCANZ’s General Church Board and College of Bishops have agreed on three initial actions at their third special meeting on the division within the church over the ordination of women and men.

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Who is the Helper in your life?

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I will send you the Helper from the Father (John 15:26).

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Prayer ventures: May 9

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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, May 9 There is so […]

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Simple, yet difficult!

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Love one another (John 15:17).

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Prayer ventures: May 8

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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, May 8 Remember in prayer […]

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Music is personal and universal

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I had a friend in high school who said, “Wouldn’t it be great if our lives had a soundtrack and we could hear it?” That way we would always know what was coming at us. Suspenseful music, ominous music, joyful music, sorrowful music, heroic music—all would alert us to what is just around the corner […]

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