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, December 6, 2022

Prayer ventures: Dec. 6

Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These daily 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, Dec. 6 “Welcome one


Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Lectionary blog: What about John?

Lectionary for Dec 11, 2022 Third Sunday of Advent Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 146:5-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11 How many times, when starting a new class, a new job or a new relationship, or moving to a new community do we say to ourselves: “This is not what I signed up for!”? I wonder if John


Monday, December 5, 2022

Love coming down

Focal verse “Let all that you do be done in love” (1 Corinthians 16:14). Reflection One word guides the way I teach Sunday school: love. On the first day of class this year, I began with students’ highs and lows of that week. And then I pointed to the whiteboard and asked the kids to


Monday, December 5, 2022

Prayer ventures: Dec. 5

Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These daily 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, Dec. 5 Give thanks


Sunday, December 4, 2022

Prayer ventures: Dec. 4

Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These daily 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, Dec. 4 Pray that,


Saturday, December 3, 2022

Prayer ventures: Dec. 3

Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These daily 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, Dec. 3 International Day


Friday, December 2, 2022

God is with us

Sometimes the world just seems so solid. Reality is uncompromising and immutable. Literally, what you see is what you get, and our sight, our perception, is limited. So we forge on with all the obligations of daily life—family and work and taxes and deadlines. Our scope of existence becomes closed in, and our world gets


Friday, December 2, 2022

Prayer ventures: Dec. 2

Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These daily 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, Dec. 2 Give thanks


Thursday, December 1, 2022

Dios está con nosotros

A veces el mundo parece tan sólido. La realidad es intransigente e inmutable. Literalmente, lo que uno ve es lo que obtiene, y nuestra vista, nuestra percepción, es limitada. De modo que seguimos adelante con todas las obligaciones de la vida diaria: la familia, el trabajo, los impuestos y los plazos. Nuestro campo de existencia



Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, December 6
10:00am: Bible Study
Sunday, December 11
10:00am: Worship

Lectionary Texts:

December 6, 2022:
First Reading: Isaiah 41:14-20
Psalm: Psalm 21
Second Reading: Romans 15:14-21
December 11, 2022 Third Sunday of Advent:
First Reading: Isaiah35:1-10
Psalm: Psalm 146:5-10 or Luke 1:46b-55
Second Reading: James 5:7-10
Gospel Reading: Matthew 11:2-11

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



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