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, July 19, 2019

I’m a Lutheran: Mary Huntington

Shishmaref (Alaska) Lutheran Church and Alaska Native Lutheran Church, Anchorage Educator and coordinator of cultural programs for the Bering Strait School District I believe God loves us as we are, and we should all know the contentment of being accepted as children of God. I believe God wants each of us to live in peace


Friday, July 19, 2019

Prayer ventures: July 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. Friday, July 19 Give thanks for


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Prayer ventures: July 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. Thursday, July 18 Remember in prayer


Thursday, July 18, 2019

My faith journey: How I became a Lutheran

I went to college hoping to lose my faith. Two months before I arrived at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., my parents had sent me to a camp designed to give young evangelical Christians the intellectual tools they needed to resist the “liberal indoctrination” of their colleges. We sat in classrooms with no


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Prayer ventures: July 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. Wednesday, July 17 Pray for neighboring


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Global Farm Challenge connects youth and farmers

It’s been a little over a year since the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, yet the significance of this event for the 31,000 Lutherans who attended and for those impacted by their faithful witness continues.   Under the theme “This changes everything” (Ephesians 2:8), youth and adult leaders engaged in various faith formation activities, including


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Toy Story and letting go of childish things

For a toy made in the 1950s, Sheriff Woody is pretty immature. In the almost 25 years we’ve known the central character of the animated Toy Story series, we’ve seen Woody sabotage the new buddy of his best friend, Andy, abandon his home for an impostor’s insincere affections, and grow resentful as Andy matures into


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Examples from church history

Editor’s note: In this five–part series, former ELCA Presiding Bishop Herbert Chilstrom examines the authority and interpretation of the Bible. Part three explored the witness of the Bible within the Old and New Testament. Since its beginning, the Christian church has been engaged in the same process of biblical contextualization examined in this series so


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Prayer ventures: July 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. Tuesday, July 16 Amid the temptations,



Upcoming Events:

Sunday, July 21
10:00am: Worship
Tuesday, July 23
11:00am: Bible study
Wednesday, July 24
9:00am: Food Pantry

Lectionary Texts:

July 19, 2019:
First Reading: Genesis 13:1-18
Psalm: Psalm 15
Second Reading: Ephesians 3:14-21
July 19, 2019 Semicontinuous:
First Reading: Amos 5:18-27
Psalm: Psalm 52
July 21, 2019 Ordinary 16:
First Reading: Genesis 18:1-10a
Psalm: Psalm 15
Second Reading: Colossians 1:15-28
Gospel Reading: Luke 10:38-42
July 21, 2019 Ordinary 16 Semicontinuous:
First Reading: Amos 8:1-12
Psalm: Psalm 52

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



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