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.

Friday, November 16, 2018

I’m a Lutheran: Jenna Novosel

Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Severna Park, Md. Junior at Roanoke College, Salem, Va., majoring in literary studies with a minor in creative writing I find grace in nearly every possible capacity: the kindness and loyalty of my friends; the dedication and wisdom of my professors; and the opportunities college has afforded me thus far. I’m


Friday, November 16, 2018

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. Friday, Nov. 16


Thursday, November 15, 2018

More than a meal

Last year our family moved from Chicago to a new home, one close enough to extended family that holidays no longer mean hours on the road and living out of a suitcase. Unpacking was a lengthy process, but we had our eyes set on one goal: hosting Thanksgiving for the first time. Some of the


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Walking the talk

Editor’s note: Each ELCA Ethnic Specific and Multicultural Ministry has developed a mission strategy unique to its needs and aspirations. In this monthly series, we will feature the presidents of each ELCA Ethnic Specific and Multicultural Ministries association and highlight their work around cultural diversity and anti-racist action. Growth and advocacy: these are the top priorities of the ELCA Association


Thursday, November 15, 2018

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. Thursday, Nov. 15


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A prophetic call

Not everyone sees urban planning and food security as “ministries”—but Alexis Pennie does. Personally and professionally, Pennie is devoted to promoting health and wellness, the availability of quality food and equitable access to outdoor recreation. “My goal is to make sure [communities] work toward the same goals: engagement, sustainability, wealth creation,” said Pennie, a member


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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. Wednesday, Nov. 14


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Prayer Ventures: Nov. 13

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. 13


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Abundance for stomachs and souls

Most pastors and leaders pray that people involved in their ministry will be spiritually fed. But The Abundant Table ministry in Ventura County, Calif., has taken that goal a step further. Through the ministry, people are fed spiritually and literally. The Abundant Table is a nonprofit corporation, ministry, Farm Church and sustainable organic farm that



Upcoming Events:

Friday, November 16
Sunday, November 18
10:00am: Worship
Wednesday, November 21
9:00am: Food Pantry

Lectionary Texts:

November 16, 2018:
First Reading: Daniel 4:19-27
Psalm: Psalm 16
Second Reading: Colossians 2:6-15
November 16, 2018 Semicontinuous:
First Reading: 1 Samuel 2:18-21
Psalm: 1 Samuel 2:1-10
November 18, 2018 Ordinary 33:
First Reading: Daniel 12:1-3
Psalm: Psalm 16
Second Reading: Hebrews 10:11-25
Gospel Reading: Mark 13:1-8
November 18, 2018 Ordinary 33 Semicontinuous:
First Reading: 1 Samuel 1:4-20
Psalm: 1 Samuel 2:1-10

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



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