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Prayer ventures: May 3

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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 3 Throughout Asian Pacific […]

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Lectionary: Friendship, love & costly obedience

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Lectionary blog for May 9, 2021 Sixth Sunday of Easter Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98 (4); 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17 The good news is blunt this week: Jesus’ friendship is based on obedience. He said, “You are my friends if you do what I command” (John 15:14). As the Father loved him, so he loved […]

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Celebrating our differences

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Over the Easter weekend, my wife and I were guests at an African youth affirmation event and had the privilege of joining hundreds of colourfully dressed and exuberant young people while they encouraged each other – it was full on!

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Bitter fruit?

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I will sing for the one I love a song about his vineyard (Isaiah 5:1).

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Prayer ventures: May 2

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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 2 Remember in prayer […]

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Connection

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I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower … you are the branches (John 15:1,5).

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Prayer ventures: May 1

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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 1 Remember in prayer […]

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Clear vision for the way forward

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I recently had a pair of multifocal spectacles that just weren’t right. Everything was slightly off. No matter how I twisted my head or swivelled my eyes, my vision was not clear.

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Grannies share ‘mother lode’ of wisdom

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Bringing together the teaching skills of retired teachers with the learning needs of children, many of whom are refugees, has been a match made in heaven for one northern suburbs school in Adelaide.

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God reigns

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For dominion belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations (Psalm 22:28).

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Ending Homelessness in Virginia

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  The following is an excerpt from “‘Big Dreams’ of Ending Homelessness in Virginia,” featured in Living Lutheran.   Last year, 25-year-old Maya (last name withheld), who lives in Virginia, was expecting her first child. Collecting unemployment due to COVID-19, she was staying with her parents when she got into an argument with them; they […]

Meet Jennifer

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  Voluntold – the first time I heard this word was over 4 years ago.  Voluntold – to be told by someone else to volunteer for something, in other words, not volunteering on your own.  While being voluntold to do something may happen a lot in life, Gathering volunteers serve, not because someone else voluntold […]

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