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.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Prayer ventures: Jan. 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. Sunday, Jan. 24 In Scripture


Saturday, January 23, 2021

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. Saturday, Jan. 23 Praise God


Friday, January 22, 2021

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. Friday, Jan. 22 Pray for


Friday, January 22, 2021

I’m a Lutheran: Scott Peters

Christ Lutheran Church, San Diego U.S. representative for California’s 52nd Congregational District  The church was the center of our life when I was a child. My dad was a parish pastor for many years. My three sisters and I always sat in the front row during Sunday worship. We often got the church giggles.  My dad taught


Thursday, January 21, 2021

ELCA presiding bishop, other faith leaders call for arms reduction agreement extension

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has been joined by 21 U.S. religious leaders in a Jan. 19 statement to President-elect Biden’s transition team calling for an extension of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) agreement. This is a nuclear arms reduction treaty, jointly agreed to by the United States and the Russian Federation


Thursday, January 21, 2021

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. Thursday, Jan. 21 Pray for


Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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. Wednesday, Jan. 20 Inauguration Day 


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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. Tuesday, Jan. 19 We may


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Share the light

Focal verse “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.” —Matthew 2:2 Reflection December, with its shorter days, offered me a number of opportunities to get outside at night with my children and look up at



Upcoming Events:

Sunday, January 24
10:00am: Worship
Tuesday, January 26
11:00am: Bible study
Wednesday, January 27
9:00am: Food Pantry
Sunday, January 31
10:00am: Worship

Lectionary Texts:

January 24, 2021 Third Sunday after the Epiphany:
First Reading: Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Psalm: Psalm 62:5-12
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Gospel Reading: Mark 1:14-20
January 31, 2021 Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany:
First Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Psalm: Psalm 111
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Gospel Reading: Mark 1:21-28

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



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