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June 23, 2020

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  • June 23, 2020

Pray for patience, comfort and courage: “O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love, answer me. With your faithful help rescue me from sinking in the mire; let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters. Do not let the flood sweep over me, or the deep swallow me up.”                   Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran, June 23, 2020 33I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!”                   John 16: 33   Courage. One of the thesaurus synonyms […]

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June 22, 2020

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  • June 22, 2020

I remember sitting parked by the roadside once, terribly depressed and afraid about my daughter’s illness and what was going on in our family, when out of nowhere a car came along down the highway with s license plate that bore the one word out of all the words in the dictionary that I needed most exactly then. The word was TRUST. What do you call a moment like that? Something to laugh off as the kind of joke life plays on us every once in a while? The word of God? I am willing to believe that maybe it […]

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June 19, 2020

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  • June 19, 2020

You are filled with hatred. Hatred can destroy you. Don’t hate white people just because they are white. If you hate make it count for something. Hate the humiliations we are living under in the nation. Hate the discrimination that eats away at the soul of every black man and woman. Hate the insults hurled at us by white people and then try to do something about it or your hatred won’t spell a thing. These are words spoken to Daisy Bates, one of the architects of the Little Rock 9 who would help integrate public schools, by her father […]

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June 18, 2020

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  • June 18, 2020

Matthew 10:27-31 27 What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. 28 Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 And even the hairs of your head are all counted. 31 So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows. Borning Cry                                                                […]

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June 17, 2020

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  • June 17, 2020

As part of the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, voting members adopted a resolution designating June 17 as a commemoration of the martyrdom of the Emanuel 9—the nine people shot and killed on June 17, 2015, during a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.The Witness of the Emanuel Nine: A Litany of Remembrance for Their Vocations The “Emanuel Nine,” of blessed and eternal memory, were nine gifted, loving, and faithful people who spent their lives striving for excellence, connection, and the presence of God, and spent their last moments in study of the word. They leave a legacy […]

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June 16, 2020

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  • June 16, 2020

Thank God for opportunities to enjoy nature, whether in a wilderness area, urban park, community garden or forest preserve. Give thanks for how nature and fresh air renew us and lift our spirits, and pray that our neighbors with mobility challenges can get outdoors to experience and enjoy the blessings of creation.                                                 Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran, June 15,2020 1Praise the LORD!  Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights! 5Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he commanded and they were created.  11Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth! 12Young men and […]

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June 15, 2020

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  • June 15, 2020

Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.                                           Matthew 6: 31-33 In the midst of those threats of life in this not-yet world that give rise to anxiety, even debilitating or all-consuming anxiety, Jesus calls for his followers to make the promise of […]

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June 13, 2020

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  • June 13, 2020

We are a nation in distress. We are a church in distress. The coronavirus has killed 103,000 of us. The virus of racism has taken hundreds of thousands more throughout our history. Now these two deadly viruses converge. Under this distress the veneer of equality has cracked and we see the pain, anger and frustration of those who have been denied the rights and dignity so many of us expect and often take for granted.                        This is the Day, Bp. Elizabeth Eaton Take My Life, That I May Be Refrain       Take my life, that I may be       […]

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June 12, 2020

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  • June 12, 2020

Take time to reflect on nature, humankind, the earth and the heavens above ― everything God has made ― and pray that we will stand in awe and thanksgiving to God, proclaiming God’s creation to be very good.                                           Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran, June 12, 2020 Sovereign of the universe, your first covenant of mercy was with every living creature. When your beloved Son came among us, the waters of the river welcomed him, the heavens opened to greet his arrival, the animals of the wilderness drew near as his companions. With all the world’s people, may we who are […]

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June 11, 2020

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  • June 11, 2020

Pray for God’s wisdom and guidance as we work together and journey into the future as a thriving church, spreading the gospel and deepening faith for all people.                               Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran, June 11, 2020 Almighty God, grant to your church your Holy Spirit and the wisdom which comes down from heaven, that your word may not be bound but have free course and be preached to the joy and edifying of Christ’s holy people, that in steadfast faith we may serve you and in the confession of your name abide to the end; through Jesus Christ, our Savior […]

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