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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 […]

Lessons for advocacy from Ecumenical Advocacy Days

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The ELCA is a founding organization and sponsor of Ecumenical Advocacy Days, attended annually by many Lutherans for skill building and experience. A leader from an ELCA-affiliated state public policy office highlights central learnings for him about effective and meaningful faith-centered advocacy. By guest blogger the Rev. Paul Benz, co-director of Faith Action Network in […]

Worship in the Home: May 2, 2021

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Worship in the Home Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B May 2, 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 2, 2021–More Than Just Surviving

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Danny Stone, Springville, IA Warm-up Questions Our “Pandemic Year” has forced us to adapt to new challenges and change our ways.  What adaptations and changes will you keep?   What will you prune? More Than Just Surviving Imagine being born into a pandemic and having the same pestilence return when you are 18, 28, 39, 42, and 44.  These […]

April 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: April 2021 INFRASTRUCTURE PROPOSAL  |  CHILD NUTRITION  |  MIXED REACTIONS TO REFUGEE ANNOUNCEMENT  |  UIGHUR HUMAN RIGHTS  |  FAITH GROUPS AND CLIMATE CRISIS     INFRASTRUCTURE PROPOSAL:  The White House announced the first of […]

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