Living Lutheran magazine

Living Lutheran is your source for news, reflections and stories from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and its local and global companions.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

A beacon of hope for our Lutheran Latinx siblings

Editor’s note: COVID-19 has uniquely impacted communities of color and their lives and ministries. In this series, we will feature ELCA Racial Justice reflections from each of the ELCA Ethnic Specific and Multicultural Ministries associations, focusing on racism and racial disparities amid the coronavirus. As the coronavirus crisis continues to sweep across our nation and the


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Prayer ventures: Sept. 24

Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer for the day from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These 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. Thursday,  Sept. 24 Pray for our


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Empty pew perks

As Matthew 18:20 reads: “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” Lutheran congregations around the country found new meaning in this passage when COVID-19 closed sanctuaries in mid-March. When faith communities couldn’t worship in person, congregations scrambled to stream online worship using Facebook Live, YouTube and other


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Prayer ventures: Sept. 23

Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer for the day from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These 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, Sept. 23 Ask the Spirit


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Prayer ventures: Sept. 22

Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer for the day from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These 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, Sept. 22 Pray that reflecting


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

“My life matters”

Editor’s note: As we reflect on one of the most tumultuous years in recent history, with movements that brought discussions of race and racism to the forefront, we offer a series focusing on the personal stories of the ways in which Lutherans are striving for racial justice in the world today. On Sept. 2, nearly


Monday, September 21, 2020

Presiding Bishop responds to “disregard for human life” at private detention facility

On Sept. 18, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton issued a statement in response to “the very disturbing account of human rights violations against immigrant women in custody in the privately run Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga.,” she said. The center is run by LaSalle Corrections under a contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs


Monday, September 21, 2020

“A whole community of faith”

The church is committed to welcoming all people into God’s work in the world—without hesitation—and ELCA Disability Ministries demonstrates this value. As part of its continuous support of ministries that foster spiritual growth and honor everyone’s capacity to contribute, Disability Ministries has awarded grants to Thrive Day School in Waxhaw, N.C., and Trinity Lutheran Church


Monday, September 21, 2020

Prayer ventures: Sept. 21

Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer for the day from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These 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, Sept. 21 Thank God for



Upcoming Events:

Sunday, September 27
10:00am: Worship
Tuesday, September 29
11:00am: Bible study
Wednesday, September 30
9:00am: Food Pantry

Lectionary Texts:

September 24, 2020:
First Reading: Nahum 1:1, 14-2:2
Psalm: Psalm 145:1-8
Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 13:1-4
September 24, 2020 Semicontinuous:
First Reading: Exodus 15:22-27
Psalm: Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45
September 27, 2020 Ordinary 26:
First Reading: Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
Psalm: Psalm 25:1-9
Second Reading: Philippians 2:1-13
Gospel Reading: Matthew 21:23-32
September 27, 2020 Ordinary 26 Semicontinuous:
First Reading: Exodus 17:1-7
Psalm: Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16

RCL (C) 1992 The Consultation on Common Texts used by permission



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