Living Lutheran

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.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Prayer Ventures: Jan. 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, Jan. 23 Pray for those


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The “mother of black Lutheranism in America”

Editor’s note: This story continues “A rich and varied history” (January 2019). In the first decades of the 20th century, African Americans faced grinding poverty and harsh racial restrictions. Many African American leaders fought against these evils and worked to bring justice to their communities. One such leader was Rosa Young of Alabama, whose drive and


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Prayer Ventures: Jan. 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, Jan. 22 Give thanks for


Monday, January 21, 2019

A rich and varied history

It began in 1619, 400 years ago, with a group of Danish explorers who got trapped in the Canadian arctic. Lutherans have been coming to North America ever since then, still today. The first waves of Lutheran immigrants were mainly from Germany and Scandinavia, but later on also from Finland, the Baltic countries, Slovakia, Eastern


Monday, January 21, 2019

Prayer Ventures: Jan. 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, Jan. 21 Martin Luther King


Monday, January 21, 2019

Lectionary blog: What Scripture does to and for us

Lectionary blog for Jan. 27, 2019 Third Sunday after Epiphany Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:14-21 It was a time of deep political upheaval, when enemies were literally at the gates and questions raged within the country about who really belonged and what it meant to be patriotic. Moreover, ideas


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Prayer Ventures: Jan. 20

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. Sunday, Jan. 20 In the miracle


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Prayer Ventures: Jan. 19

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. Saturday, Jan. 19 The voice of


Friday, January 18, 2019

Prayer Ventures: Jan. 18

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, Jan. 18 Week of Prayer



Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, January 22
11:00am: Bible study
Wednesday, January 23
9:00am: Food Pantry
Sunday, January 27
10:00am: Worship
Tuesday, January 29
11:00am: Bible study

Lectionary Texts:

January 22, 2019:
First Reading: Jeremiah 36:11-26
Psalm: Psalm 119:89-96
Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 7:2-12
January 27, 2019 Third Sunday after the Epiphany:
First Reading: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Psalm: Psalm 19
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Gospel Reading: Luke 4:14-21

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



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