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December 11, 2022–Like Me, Like Christ

- Colleen Montgomery, Salem,VA Warm-up Questions Did you ever have toy like was like you? If so, how was it like...

December 4, 2022–Truly Listening?

- Alex Zuber, Harrisonburg, VA Warm-up Questions Can you think of a time where you felt like no one heard or...

November 27, 2022–Are You. Awake?

- Mary Houck, Decatur, GA Warm-up Question Name a favorite celebrity or a public figure you admire. How much do you...

November 20, 2022–Personal Faith Is Political

- Janjay Innis, Tucker, GA Warm-up Questions How do you define politics? Do you believe God can be part of the...
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Welcome New Staff!

- ELCA World Hunger is excited to announce the addition of a new staff member, Everdith Landrau. Read more about her...

Kojo, James and Esther: Stories from the Horn of Africa

- The Horn of Africa is experiencing its worst drought in decades. Through the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), ELCA World Hunger...

[New!] LifeLines Fall 2022

- ELCA World Hunger and Lutheran Disaster Response have always been intricately connected, but in recent months global events have reminded...

A Short Tour of Community Gardens

- Our garden at home has finally started yielding its bounty, which means we have more tomatoes than we know what...
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Advent, Disaster and Apocalypse

- This past Sunday, across many Christian traditions, the season of Advent began. This season begins with apocalypse, revelation. Contrary to...

Situation Report: Kentucky Disasters

- Situation: In December 2021, western Kentucky was hit by a series of deadly and destructive tornadoes, destroying over 1,300 homes....

European fuel shortage: Refugees and hosts face a challenging winter

- “Energy blackmail” The European Union is a world leader when it comes to replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy. The...

Situation Report: Hurricane Ian

- Situation: On Sept. 27, Hurricane Ian made landfall in Cuba, causing severe flooding and an island-wide power outage. The next...
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Prompts for Prayers of Intercession – December 4, 2022

- These prompts are provided for worship leaders as they prepare the prayers of intercession for weekly worship. The prompts are...

Prompts for Prayers of Intercession – November 27, 2022

- These prompts are provided for worship leaders as they prepare the prayers of intercession for weekly worship. The prompts are...

Prompts for Prayers of Intercession – November 20, 2022

- These prompts are provided for worship leaders as they prepare the prayers of intercession for weekly worship. The prompts are...

Prompts for Prayers of Intercession – November 13, 2022

- These prompts are provided for worship leaders as they prepare the prayers of intercession for weekly worship. The prompts are...
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Advent Pilgrimage in Palestine 2022

- Join us in Sensing Advent: Practicing God’s justice in embodied community Advent Pilgrimage in Palestine is a four-week virtual pilgrimage...

ALAMEH Statement on Iran

- ALAMEH (Association of Lutherans of Arab and Middle Eastern Heritage) issued a statement on Iran, please find it linked below....

Christian Presence in Jerusalem

- Today, September 27, the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem issued a statement in support of HM King Abdullah...

Special Action Alert: Support U.S. Funding of Augusta Victoria Hospital

- Support U.S. Funding of Augusta Victoria Hospital! Take action today. Background President Joe Biden visited Augusta Victoria Hospital on July...
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November Updates: U.N. and State Edition

- Following are updates shared from submissions of the Lutheran Office for World Community and state public policy offices (sppos) in...

October Updates: U.N. and State Edition

- Following are updates shared from submissions of the Lutheran Office for World Community and state public policy offices (sppos) in...

October Update: Advocacy Connections

- from the ELCA advocacy office in Washington, D.C. – the Rev. Amy E. Reumann, Senior Director Partial expanded content from...

Attention to U.S. Hunger at White House Conference

- When the ELCA signed a request of President Biden to host a White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, Hunger, and...
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“Who Are You!”

- Today’s blog post comes from DeAnna Quietwater Noriega.   DeAnna Quietwater Noriega is half Apache and a quarter Chippewa. She...

Spina bifida awareness?

- Today’s blog post comes from Rev. Lisa Heffernan, ELCA Disability Ministries coordinator I’m just going to be honest here. All...

Mosaic: A Ministry of the Church

- by by: Rev. Dr. David deFreese, Vice President of Church Relations and International Programming, Mosaic   “Embracing God’s call, Mosaic...

Update: Grant proposals

- Hello! The time to receive grant proposals is on the way! Thank you to those who have reached out recently...
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Why “Created to Be?”

- A message from the Director of the ELCA Youth Gathering, Deacon Tammy Jones West–  I have been a part of...

How in the world do you select a host city? 

- Announcing the city of the ELCA Youth Gathering, Multicultural Youth Leadership Event and the tAble is a fun and somewhat...

Behind the curtain…

- A message from Deacon Tammy Jones West, 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering Program Director— First, there is no curtain but for...

New Orleans & the ELCA Youth Gathering

- Since the start of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) in 1988, New Orleans has hosted the ELCA Youth Gathering and...
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Preaching and Teaching “With Love and Respect for the Jewish People”

- By Rev. Peter A. Pettit We have just navigated our way through Reformation Sunday once again and many in the...

New Horizons for Episcopal-Lutheran Relations

- By Richard J. Mammana The Episcopal Church’s 80th General Convention in Baltimore this summer was a watershed moment for relationships...

Studying Ecumenism – Strasbourg Ecumenical Institute Online Course

- Registration closes August 31   The Strasbourg Ecumenical Institute offers advanced training in ecumenical theology for Lutheran pastors. The next...

New Guidelines for Ministry in a Multi-Religious World

- by Kathryn M. Lohre As Lutherans in North America, we have a remarkable opportunity to live out our Christian vocation...
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Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day by Vance Blackfox

- It is my prayer that each of you had a wonderful Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and that as you looked around...

The Beauty and Tragedy of the Mestizaje Mindset by Kristina Diaz

- Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month! As we celebrate, I can’t help reflecting on what is being celebrated: independence, legacy and...

Independence in Inches: A July 4th Reflection by Nathaniel Viets-Van Lear

-  Independence in Inches: A July 4th Reflection by Nathaniel Viets-Van lear For the last four years, I’ve made the same...

Relearning our shared history by Linda Post Bushkofsky

- I was surprised as the next person when I received the Daughters of the American Revolution History Award my sophomore...
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Response to Recent Arrivals of Migrants By Bus

- “Quienes cruzan por nuestro país para llegar a un mejor lugar para vivir son seres humanos con necesidades que comen,...

Welcoming Afghan Newcomers

- (original from ELCA Advocacy view here) Across the United States and over the years, places of worship and people of...

Urgent Need for Congregational Accompaniment of Afghan refugees

- URGENT NEED FOR CONGREGATIONAL ACCOMPANIMENT OF AFGHAN REFUGEES At the end of August, we watched with anguish the fall of...

Why can’t immigrants apply for citizenship? A reflection shared with AMMPARO

- I see that the focus is on the limited and highly restricted avenues for applying. That’s a powerful indictment of...
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Index of the September 2022 Issue

- Issue 84 of Administration Matters Stewardship Kaleidoscope: Sept. 26-28 Join us online or in person in Savannah, Ga., to hear...

Index of the July 2022 Issue

- Issue 83 of Administration Matters ELCA Churchwide Assembly Pre-event: “Embody the Word” Bible study sessions In preparation for the 2022...

Index of the May 2022 Issue

- Issue 82 of Administration Matters ELCA Churchwide Assembly The 2022 ELCA Churchwide Assembly will take place Aug. 8-12 in Columbus,...

Index of the March 2022 Issue

- Issue 81 of Administration Matters Create engaging virtual ministry with Vanco Your church might already offer livestreaming, but this Lenten...
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An Introduction to Equity Design

- This is part two of a two-part introduction to design thinking. Part one is available here.  Introduction   Design thinking...

Thriving Congregations, Thriving Church

- People are lonely. A January 2020 survey from Cigna found that three in five US Americans are lonely, and we know loneliness only...

Open Doors

-   Open Doors supports ELCA congregations interested in meeting new people in this time of re-gathering in physical spaces Over...

An Introduction to Design Thinking

- Introduction Have you or your worshipping community ever encountered a tough problem and found yourselves unable to come up with...
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The Wolf Shall Lie Down With the Lamb: #NoPlasticsforLent

- The Word Genesis 1:29-30 29 God said, “See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the...

Creation Care on Campus: #NoPlasticsforLent

- A Starting Place Creation care looks different at different stages of our lives. College is a transitional time for many...

Local is Global: #NoPlasticsforLent

- The Word “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to...

Justice Alongside Indigenous Peoples : #NoPlasticsforLent

- ‘Wild’ Places I have been interested in environmental activism, indigenous justice, and decolonization since I was a kid (I was...
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Reviving hope in Memphis

-   by Rev. Antoinette Robinson, Peace Lutheran Church, Memphis Peace Lutheran Church, Memphis, formed Trinity Ministries in partnership with two...

Reclaiming faith with LGBTQIA+ community in Los Angeles

-   ADORE LA is seeking new and creative ways to do church in the city of Los Angeles. This LGBTQIA+...

Communing with Christ in the strawberry field

-   The faith community of Iglesia Luterana Santa Cruz communes with Christ in a strawberry field of Santa Maria, Calif....

CV Training Event Travel and Logistics – San Diego – February 2020

- Congregational Vitality Training Event — San Diego Travel & Logistics for Training Event & Pre-Events: February 17-21, 2020 TRAINING EVENT...
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Helmut and Rotraut Diefenthal: Service in Malaysia and Tanzania

- Franklin Ishida ​ The son of a Jewish father, Helmut Diefenthal and his wife, Rotraut, survived Nazi Germany and World...

Nurturing the church in Japan

- Nathan and Sharonette Bowman ​ New playground equipment is enjoyed at the kindergarten. The Rev. Nathan and Sharonette Bowman accompany...

Hunger

- Kirsten Fryer The Rev. Kirsten Fryer serves as pastor at St. Andrew’s United Congregation in Cairo and is also pastoral...

Women’s Sunday in Kenya

- Leslie Weed-Fonner and Michael G Fonner ​ Women’s Sunday worship March 1 at the Nairobi International Lutheran Congregation. The Rev....
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Mensaje navideño

- Jesús es nuestro verdadero hogar. Esa es nuestra esperanza en Navidad y durante todo el año. Nunca estamos lejos de…

Reflexiones sobre las elecciones recientes

- Video de reflexiones sobre las elecciones por parte de la reverenda Elizabeth Eaton, obispa presidente de la ELCA

Obispa presidente de la ELCA emite declaración sobre Standing Rock

- CHICAGO (14 de noviembre de 2016) – La reverenda Elizabeth A. Eaton, obispa presidente de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en...

Una mirada mayor al Catecismo menor

- Por Elizabeth Eaton, Obispa presidente de la ELCA, columna de octubre de 2016 en Living Lutheran Nota del editor: Esta es...