August 1, 2017

God’s work. Your stories.

The national ELCA Day of Service – “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday on Sept. 10, 2017 – is an excellent opportunity to let your congregation know about the ministries your congregation provides to your community all year long. Bob Fisher, assistant to the bishop for communication and mission interpretation, offers a number of tips and...

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July 10, 2017

Music That Makes Community

We can sing without paper and books! And in so doing, we experience the community transformation of the body of Christ, singing as one. Learn how to transform congregational singing at a 3-day workshop offered by Music that Makes Community, October 16-18, 2017 at the Crossroads Camp and Retreat Center in Port Murray, NJ. The workshop is appropriate for pastors,...

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May 25, 2017

Lutherans, Catholics To Mark Reformation Anniversary

Salvadoran Cross Detail Lutherans and Catholics will mark the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation with an ecumenical seminar and worship on Saturday, October 21, from 9:30 am to 2 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansdale. The event – 1517-2017, From Conflict to Communion – Together in Hope – features a seminar highlighting the common commemoration between Lutherans...

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August 1, 2017

Row House Offers Women Serenity

Key: Fearless. Image by Daryn Bartlett on Unsplash.com By the time it was to close for the spring, The Well — a microshelter for women experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia — was down to just a handful of residents. Since opening in November, about 20 women had been sheltered evenings at The Well, and “most had found permanent housing,” said the Rev. Violet Little,...

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August 1, 2017

Stewardship Tip: Practicing What We Preach

Stewardship logo SEPA The list of biblical passages that deal with generosity would be longer than your arm, and the number of sermons preached or heard about trusting God to provide are more than we can remember. The key, of course, and our challenge, is to practice what we preach.  That’s what our synod does. In the face...

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August 1, 2017

Junior Youth Gathering: Mission 1517

All youth in grades 6 through 9 and their leaders are invited to attend the Junior Youth Gathering in November. At JYG, Mission 1517: Reformation Then & Now, youth will explore key Lutheran topics through a contemporary lens. The location is again Refreshing Mountain Camp in Lancaster County. There are two one-night retreats scheduled, November...

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August 1, 2017

Bishop Eaton: Laborers in the Vineyard

Bishop Eaton Reflecting on the parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard for LivingLutheran.com, Bishop Eaton says that grace “is not something we deserve or earn or can work for. We are all utterly dependent upon God’s mercy, and God is very prodigal with mercy. The grace that all the laborers received—those who worked all day and...

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August 1, 2017

Challenge Your Wits At Reformation Escape Room

Challenge your youth or adult group to a fun test of wits at the Reformation Escape Room at Trinity Lutheran Church, Quakertown, running on select dates from August through November. The “escape room” is a series of live, interactive puzzles that your group needs to solve within an hour. Each leads to a new clue...

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