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.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Prayer ventures: Sept. 25

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, Sept. 25 Pray for the


Friday, September 24, 2021

Presiding Bishop Eaton urges humane treatment of Haitian and other migrants

Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA, has issued a statement urging the Biden administration to vigorously pursue actions granting protection to migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. “In a matter of weeks, the number of migrants arriving at the Del Rio, Texas, sector of the U.S.-Mexico border has reached unforeseen levels,” the statement


Friday, September 24, 2021

Joyful offerings

Focal verse Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God (Hebrews 13:16). Reflection Every year our area churches host a back-to-school clothing drive. Donations pour in from the community for us to sort and organize. This year our whole family helped ready the clothes


Friday, September 24, 2021

Prayer ventures: Sept. 24

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. Friay, Sept. 24 Remember in prayer


Thursday, September 23, 2021

Bishop Eaton, other Churches Beyond Borders leaders issue letter on Doctrine of Discovery

Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA, has co-signed with other heads of churches from Churches Beyond Borders a letter on the legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery. In addition to the ELCA, Churches Beyond Borders includes the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, Anglican Church of Canada and the Episcopal Church. “As another school


Thursday, September 23, 2021

Prayer ventures: Sept. 23

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. Thursday, Sept. 23 Pray that our


Thursday, September 23, 2021

“Presente”

Series editor’s note:  Throughout 2021, “Deeper understandings” will continue to engage the ELCA’s commitment to authentic diversity. Kenneth Wheeler will carry on this theme in the next issue. Established by law in 1988, National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15-Oct. 15 every year. Many of us have heard the phrase “say their names” used to


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Grounds for forgiveness

Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. My father taught me how to pray the Lord’s Prayer when I was a little girl—much too young to understand what trespasses or forgiveness meant and too young to read the words in the Bible for myself. I’ve also taught the Lord’s Prayer


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Prayer ventures: Sept. 22

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, Sept 22 Pray that, when



Upcoming Events:

Sunday, September 26
10:00am: Worship
Tuesday, September 28
11:00am: Bible study
Wednesday, September 29
9:00am: Food Pantry

Lectionary Texts:

September 25, 2021:
First Reading: Deuteronomy 27:1-10
Psalm: Psalm 19:7-14
Second Reading: Matthew 5:13-20
September 25, 2021 Semicontinuous:
First Reading: Esther 3:1-15
Psalm: Psalm 124
September 26, 2021 Ordinary 26:
First Reading: Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29
Psalm: Psalm 19:7-14
Second Reading: James 5:13-20
Gospel Reading: Mark 9:38-50
September 26, 2021 Ordinary 26 Semicontinuous:
First Reading: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22
Psalm: Psalm 124

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



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