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November 3, 2020

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  • November 3, 2020

Pray for the Spirit to grant us wisdom and courage in our discernment and decisions as we elect leaders for our nation, states and communities. Pray that those chosen to serve will do so with compassion, justice, concern for people with critical needs and a commitment to the well-being of all people and communities. ReminderOutside worshipNovember 15, 2020Annual Meeting Immediately Following Worship

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November 2, 2020

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  • November 3, 2020

Lord God,  you call your people to honor those in authority. Help us elect trustworthy leaders, participate in wise decisions for our common life, and serve our neighbors in local communities.                                                                         ELW, Prayers Save the Date!!!!November 15, 2020Outdoor Worship, Parking lot and groundsDearing Chapel  9:30amFollowed by Congregational Meeting

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October 31, 2020

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  • October 31, 2020

Saturday, Oct.31  Reformation Day  Give thanks and praise to God for the ministry, teachings and impact of Martin Luther and other church reformers, who took great risks to refocus our faith, institutions and practices on the word of God and the good news of Jesus Christ. Pray that we will continue to be a reforming church, mindful of the Spirit’s guidance as we discern how to follow Christ—now and in the future.                                                             Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran

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October 30, 2020

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  • October 30, 2020

On Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, at 2 a.m., clocks in most parts of the country will fall back one hour to standard time as daylight saving time (DST) ends. While gaining an hour of sleep this weekend, people across the country will also be losing an hour of daylight in the evening.  14I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. 15My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 16Your eyes beheld my unformed substance. In your book were written all the days that […]

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October 29, 2020

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  • October 29, 2020

Five ways to celebrate All Saints Day at home By Tim Brown , Living Lutheran, October 27, 2020 Pictures and candles Purchase small votive candles and, while you’re attending worship (by whatever means are available), light the candles to commemorate those who have gone before. Food and familiar smells Use All Saints Day to make a favorite meal once cooked by someone whom you love but who is no longer with you. Stories and songs All Saints is the perfect day to listen intentionally to that music or pass along that family lore to children, partners or anyone willing to hold […]

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October 28, 2020

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  • October 28, 2020

When I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Gambia, every meal provided an open invitation to anyone nearby. Whenever food was served, all were invited with this refrain: “Come and eat!” Until those within earshot said yes, they’d hear: “Come and eat.” “Come and eat” has become my refrain too. It’s an invitation that forms the heart of how I live out my calling. “Come and eat” compels me to take time to offer what I have to others. “Come and eat” reminds me that the gospel life is best lived in community, where we join our voices […]

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October 27, 2020

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  • October 27, 2020

A Message from Bishop Pedro Suárez Greetings, beloved friends! Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus, who sustains and strengthens us in the midst of joys and challenges. On Sunday, November 1 at 4:00 PM, I am hosting a time of conversation with the youth of our synod. This month, Judith Roberts, ELCA Director for Racial Justice Ministries, will join me to begin our time together with some words on Racial Justice. The youth will have a chance to hear from their peers who will share personal stories and lead us with music, readings and prayer. In addition, […]

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October 24, 2020

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  • October 24, 2020

People have told me that how they vote is entirely their own business. I get that, but don’t be surprised if another voice whispers reminders of his advice, as Lord of heaven and earth, to disciples like me and you: Blessed are the poor (Luke 6:20). Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44). You cannot serve God and wealth (Matthew 6:24). I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matthew 25:35). Contrary to popular belief, Christians do not enter a voting booth alone. Excerpted from Jesus and the election: Grounded in grace;  Living Lutheran, November 2020; Frank G. Honeycutt October 23, 2020; Frank Honeycutt is a […]

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October 23, 2020

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  • October 23, 2020

Lutherans throughout the world gathered [in 2017] to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It’s in moments like these that I believe we have the opportunity to look both inward and outward, finding ourselves drawn to questions surrounding identity and purpose. We ask ourselves questions about our journey as a global Lutheran family: Where have we come from, and what does God have in store for us next? For 500 years, our journey of inquiry has been reflected in the liberation we find in Christ, recipients of God’s abundant love and grace, which have been poured out freely for all […]

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October 22, 2020

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  • October 23, 2020

4Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. 5Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, 7but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, 8he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death — even death on a cross.                             Philippians 2: 4-8

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