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, November 27, 2021

Prayer ventures: Nov. 27

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, Nov. 27 Pray that we


Friday, November 26, 2021

Prayer ventures: Nov. 26

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. Friday, Nov. 26 Pray for the


Friday, November 26, 2021

Legacy takes a new form

On Friday, Jan. 15, more than 250 employees received official notice that Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota (LSSND), financially strained by its housing affiliate, was closing after 102 years. Staff reductions were immediate, yet Dan Hannaher, director of New American Services at LSSND, said his team’s first thought was about a family of four


Thursday, November 25, 2021

Prayer ventures: Nov. 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. Thursday, Nov. 25 Thanksgiving Day  Give


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

ELCA presiding bishop issues pastoral message on Arbery murder trial verdicts

Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA, has issued a pastoral letter regarding the verdicts concerning the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. “​In response to the verdicts in the trial of Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William Bryan in Brunswick, Ga., for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, we offer a word of prayer and healing,”


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

A true thanksgiving

“For all of this I owe it to God to thank and praise, serve and obey him.” With these words in his Small Catechism, Martin Luther concludes his paraphrase of the First Article of the Apostles’ Creed. The point is clear: We owe God thanks for all God gives to us. But there is a


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Prayer ventures: Nov. 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. Wednesday, Nov. 24 Pray for the


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Prayer ventures: Nov. 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. Tuesday, Nov. 23 Give thanks for


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Dinnertime dilemma

“I don’t want that!” my 4-year-old said, pouting at the chicken and potatoes I had placed before us. “Jack, we haven’t even prayed yet,” I sighed. “Surely there’s something here you could eat?” He furrowed his brow: “No!” My husband leaned across the table. “It’s this or PB&J,” he said sternly. “Now fold your hands.”



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Sunday, November 28
10:00am: Worship
Tuesday, November 30
11:00am: Bible study
Wednesday, December 1
9:00am: Food Pantry

Lectionary Texts:

November 27, 2021:
First Reading: Nehemiah 9:26-31
Psalm: Psalm 25:1-10
Second Reading: Luke 21:20-24
November 28, 2021 First Sunday of Advent:
First Reading: Jeremiah 33:14-16
Psalm: Psalm 25:1-10
Second Reading: 1Thessalonians 3:9-13
Gospel Reading: Luke 21:25-36

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



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