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.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Prayer ventures: Nov. 17

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, Nov. 17 Anticipating Christ’s return,


Sunday, November 17, 2019

Prayer ventures: Nov. 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, Nov. 20 Ask the Holy


Saturday, November 16, 2019

Prayer ventures: Nov. 16

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, Nov. 16 Remember in prayer


Friday, November 15, 2019

Prayer ventures: Nov. 15

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. 15 Give thanks that


Friday, November 15, 2019

I’m a Lutheran: Thomas Gray Johnston

St. Luke Lutheran Church, Charlotte, N.C. Senior religious studies major and history minor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, N.C. I chose to attend an ELCA university because I dangled my feet into a secular environment, hoping to strengthen my faith, and while it did, something remained amiss. I came to Lenoir-Rhyne because I wanted to further


Thursday, November 14, 2019

New visions of vocation

Students at Lutheran colleges might be familiar with theologian Frederick Buechner’s statement on vocation: “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” Sometimes vocation is framed to emphasize the “you” in that statement, which can be seen as individual and career-focused, about one’s personal


Thursday, November 14, 2019

ELCA Church Council welcomes 23 new members

The Church Council of the ELCA met at the Lutheran Center in Chicago, Nov. 7-10. Twenty-three new members, elected by the 2019 Churchwide Assembly, were welcomed. The council serves as the ELCA’s board of directors and interim legislative authority between meetings of the Churchwide Assembly. Among other actions, the council authorized the use of ministry


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Prayer ventures: Nov. 14

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. 14 The ELCA is


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Self-care is a spiritual practice

How to find balance is one of life’s perpetual questions, and its answer is one of life’s most elusive. No matter what season of life we are in, we have multiple responsibilities and roles to manage. The particularities differ for each of us, yet the desire to find balance is a struggle to which most



Upcoming Events:

Sunday, November 17
10:00am: Worship
Tuesday, November 19
11:00am: Bible study
Wednesday, November 20
9:00am: Food Pantry
Sunday, November 24
10:00am: Worship

Lectionary Texts:

November 17, 2019 Ordinary 33:
First Reading: Malachi 4:1-2a
Psalm: Psalm 98
Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Gospel Reading: Luke 21:5-19
November 17, 2019 Ordinary 33 Semicontinuous:
First Reading: Isaiah 65:17-25
Psalm: Isaiah 12
November 24, 2019 Christ the King:
First Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm: Psalm 46
Second Reading: Colossians 1:11-20
Gospel Reading: Luke 23:33-43
November 24, 2019 Christ the King Semicontinuous:
First Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm: Luke 1:68-79

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



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