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.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Prayer ventures: Sept. 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. Saturday, Sept. 21 Matthew, apostle and


Friday, September 20, 2019

My take: Waiting for the light

Editor’s note: Our June cover story, “Worship 101,” examined the “whats, whys and hows” of ELCA worship. We now continue the story as a monthly online series  further exploring what Lutheran worship is, how we Lutherans worship and why we do so. Like many Lutherans, I go to church services for a variety of reasons, which can change


Friday, September 20, 2019

Prayer ventures: Sept. 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. Friday, Sept. 20 With grateful hearts,


Thursday, September 19, 2019

Prayer ventures: Sept. 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. Thursday, Sept. 19 Pray for relief


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

My take: Healthy masculinity and sharing emotions

While reading the article “God’s vision for a healthy masculinity,” I appreciated the writer’s intentionality with his son and his suggestions for raising boys with a healthier masculinity through awareness and equality. Yet, as I read, a question arose: “What about me?” I wasn’t raised the way the author and others are raising their boys


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Prayer ventures: Sept. 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. Wednesday, Sept. 18 Pray that we


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Prayer ventures: Sept. 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. Tuesday, Sept. 17 Pray that our


Monday, September 16, 2019

ELCA presiding bishop issues pastoral message on racism, white supremacy

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has released a pastoral message addressing actions taken at the ELCA 2019 Churchwide Assembly to address racism and white supremacy. “We are all deeply in need of grace, and God gives this gift to all. Standing equally under the judgement and promise of the gospel, we, as a church, can recognize


Monday, September 16, 2019

Forging common ground for justice

In an age when globalization is often associated with corporate greed on a multinational scale, 21 people from 10 countries and three continents discovered common ground for justice in the EPES (Educación Popular En Salud) foundation’s international course on popular education for health, held earlier this year in Chile. Health workers and community advocates from



Upcoming Events:

Sunday, September 22
10:00am: Worship
Tuesday, September 24
11:00am: Bible study
Wednesday, September 25
9:00am: Food Pantry

Lectionary Texts:

September 21, 2019:
First Reading: Isaiah 5:8-23
Psalm: Psalm 113
Second Reading: Mark 12:41-44
September 21, 2019 Semicontinuous:
First Reading: Jeremiah 8:14-17; 9:2-11
Psalm: Psalm 79:1-9
September 21, 2019 Apostle and Evangelist Matthew:
First Reading: Ezekiel 2:8-3:11
Psalm: Psalm 119:33-40
Second Reading: Ephesians 2:4-10
Gospel Reading: Matthew 9:9-13
September 22, 2019 Ordinary 25:
First Reading: Amos 8:4-7
Psalm: Psalm 113
Second Reading: 1 Timothy 2:1-7
Gospel Reading: Luke 16:1-13
September 22, 2019 Ordinary 25 Semicontinuous:
First Reading: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1
Psalm: Psalm 79:1-9

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



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