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.

Friday, November 27, 2020

I’m a Lutheran: Susanna Black

Calvary Lutheran Church, Concord, N.C. Weekend anchor and reporter, WSOC-TV (Charlotte, N.C.), and member of Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton’s advisory council My congregation has been a cornerstone for my family. My grandparents joined in 1956, and since then, Calvary has accompanied our family through all of life’s moments. They’ve been there for us after a


Friday, November 27, 2020

Prayer ventures: Nov. 27

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. Friday, Nov. 27 Pray that we


Thursday, November 26, 2020

What nourishes us

I will satisfy the weary, and all who are faint I will replenish (Jeremiah 31:25). I find out my father has cancer on Palm Sunday. My son and niece, both 2, barrel into the piano room when Dad hands me the phone. It’s my grandmother; she wants to know how I’m doing. The scent of


Thursday, November 26, 2020

Prayer ventures: Nov. 26

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, Nov. 26 Thanksgiving Day  As


Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Hunger and holidays

The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to many alarming statistics this year—among them are reports showing food insecurity in the United States at an all-time high, with 1 in 8 households not having enough to eat. Food insecurity can be an especially harsh reality for families at this time of year, the sweepingly called “holiday season”


Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Prayer ventures: Nov. 25

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, Nov. 25 Praise God for


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Gratitude and joy

Focal verse Praise the Lord! O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever. —Psalm 106:1 Reflection I heard the stomping of feet across the wooden floors, then my kids shouting, “Superheroes!” I stood at the sink, dish scrubber in hand, while they ran in circles with their


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Prayer ventures: Nov. 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. Tuesday, Nov. 24 Give thanks for


Monday, November 23, 2020

Prayer ventures: Nov. 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. Monday, Nov. 23 Pray that, as



Upcoming Events:

Sunday, November 29
10:00am: Worship
Tuesday, December 1
11:00am: Bible study
Wednesday, December 2
9:00am: Food Pantry

Lectionary Texts:

November 27, 2020:
First Reading: Zechariah 14:1-9
Psalm: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-18
November 29, 2020 First Sunday of Advent:
First Reading: Isaiah 64:1-9
Psalm: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Gospel Reading: Mark 13:24-37

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



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