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New! “River of Life” VBS At-Home Guide

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  We are excited to share that the at-home guide for ELCA World Hunger’s “River of Life” Vacation Bible School program for 2021 is now available for download! This at-home guide is a supplemental resource for the full “River of Life VBS leader’s guide and includes modified activities, suggestions for online and at-home VBS, links […]

Sweet fruit

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If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit (Galatians 5:25).

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Lutheran walkers support thousands of refugee children

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A record turnout of more than 650 members and friends of our LCANZ family walked or cycled up to 26 kilometres through South Australia’s Barossa Valley on Saturday 1 May to support thousands of refugee children to go to school.

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Empathy: A pandemic silver lining?

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Editor’s note: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Read the ELCA’s social message “The Body of Christ and Mental Illness.” Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind (1 Peter 3:8). Ever since my diagnosis of bipolar disorder in 2006, I’ve been trying […]

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Prayer ventures: May 5

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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, May 5 Pray that we […]

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Worship in the Home: Ascension of Our Lord, May 13, 2021

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Worship in the Home Ascension of Our Lord Thursday, May 13, 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 in prayer. We […]

Learning liturgy

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Focal verse “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13). Reflection From the kitchen, where I’m cleaning up the breakfast dishes, I hear the sliding of tiles and blocks. I peek my head […]

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In Jesus’ name

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If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it (John 14:14).

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Worship in the Home: May 9, 2021

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Worship in the Home Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B May 9, 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 in prayer. […]

May 9, 2021–

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David Delaney, Salem, VA Warm-up Questions Friendship can be complicated because it has so many possible dimensions and expressions. And it’s only gotten more complicated in the last 15 years as social media has transformed the meaning of the word. Do you make a strong distinction between “friends” and mere “acquaintences”? How do you know […]

Prayer ventures: May 4

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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. Tuesday, May 4 Pray for an […]

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ELCA, partners make “good trouble” for environmental justice

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The ELCA churchwide organization, as part of an interfaith coalition, called this April for lawmakers addressing climate change to include in their efforts faith communities and frontline communities facing climate-induced challenges. “Climate change impacts all,” said Ruth Ivory-Moore, ELCA program director for environmental and corporate social responsibility. “Knowing that climate change impacts marginalized and vulnerable people […]

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