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, March 26, 2019

Prayer Ventures: March 26

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, March 26 Pray that, during


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Our need to create and be created

Christie Purifoy’s new book Placemaker: Cultivating Places of Comfort, Beauty, and Peace (Zondervan, 2019) invites us to notice the world around us and to create opportunities to share the gifts we find there. Purifoy’s first book, Roots and Sky (Revell, 2016), took readers through the church year at her farmhouse home, while Placemaker explores places


Monday, March 25, 2019

Lectionary blog: Removing reproach

Lectionary blog for March 31, 2019 Fourth Sunday in Lent Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32   The lectionary passages this week focus on one thing: God’s delight in offering forgiveness and acceptance to those who repent. In the parable of the wayward son and the story of the Israelites finally


Monday, March 25, 2019

Prayer Ventures: March 25

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, March 25 Pray that the


Monday, March 25, 2019

A rural synod fights addiction

As churches across America face declining attendance and questions about their sustainability, ministry leaders have sought new ways to connect with their communities—particularly in rural areas where congregations are often aging and geographically dispersed. The Northwest Synod of Wisconsin took a step last year to help make those connections. The synod applied for and received


Sunday, March 24, 2019

Prayer Ventures: March 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, March 24 Remember in prayer


Saturday, March 23, 2019

Prayer Ventures: March 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, March 23 Give thanks and


Friday, March 22, 2019

I’m a Lutheran: Bunga Manurung

HKBP (Huria Kristen Batak Protestan) Montclair Lutheran Church Colorado, Denver Youth leader I believe that racism and sexism are still ongoing throughout the church. I believe that through diversity and inclusivity all of us can finally say, “We are church together.” I believe that everyone, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, disability


Friday, March 22, 2019

Prayer Ventures: March 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, March 22 Pray for rostered



Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, March 26
11:00am: Bible study
Wednesday, March 27
9:00am: Food Pantry
Sunday, March 31
10:00am: Worship
Tuesday, April 2
11:00am: Bible study

Lectionary Texts:

March 26, 2019:
First Reading: Ezekiel 17:1-10
Psalm: Psalm 39
Second Reading: Romans 2:12-16
March 31, 2019 Fourth Sunday in Lent:
First Reading: Joshua 5:9-12
Psalm: Psalm 32
Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Gospel Reading: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

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



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