Lent

Lent: ‘Living on liquid’

In Seattle in 2001, an earthquake ushered in Ash Wednesday.

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Diversity

Embracing diversity in the pews

Multicultural ELCA congregations share their successes, struggles.

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Class

A classroom on the current

Augsburg College leads the nation’s first semester on the Mississippi.

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Yoga

Enrich your prayer life with yoga

Why not pray with our whole bodies? Why not pray with our whole selves?

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Clean Up

Cleaning out and starting fresh

Congregations tell what they’ve tossed, sometimes reviving mission.

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Newcom

We are the magi and light

As we journey, may we not weary as we wander through our nights.

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Tanzania

New life for special children

Tanzania program helps them develop despite their disabilities.

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Eaton

The promise, hope of Christmas

God comes to us, finds us and gives our restless hearts rest.

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Dolls

Special dolls comfort recipients

Custom made with love, the gifts reflect the child’s missing limb. 

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Fred

Fred’s Gifts: a mission tradition

Sales support the ELCA while bringing joy to others $1 at a time. 

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Starry

A starry Advent night

A Michigan congregation continues its tradition of Advent decorating.

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Story

One, large extended family

A Montana couple connects college students to church.

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Food

Food for body and soul

Hometown bakery builds community, one loaf at a time

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veterans

Church a ‘safe place’ for veterans

Veterans Day is more than simply thanking those who risked their lives.

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Myth

Myths about today’s young adults

As a church, we need to avoid generalizing about millennials.

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Halloween: a trick or a treat

Halloween: a trick or a treat?

The day can excite or incite us – how shall we think of it?

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Katie

Women and the Reformation

Its legacy of strong women continues to empower leaders today.

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Pastor

What if pastor and I disagree?

I hope you will both listen to one another in love, not in anger.

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Soil nurtures our body and soul

It’s “dirt-y” work that reminds us of our place in the world.

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Basye

Young reformers’ global network

Young Lutherans are celebrating their roots, continuing the Reformation.

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fitness

Fitness, fellowship and faith

Hold the post-worship pastries and put on your walking shoes.

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Goal

Malaria Campaign reaches goal

Programs in 13 African countries have been fully funded.

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Little Church

The little church that could

Through Mission Support, a Florida congregation finds new life.

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Called to connect

A new pastor traces her path to a year of service in Mexico.

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Emmaus

A home away from home

A congregation makes Latino outreach an important ministry.

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Katrina

Hurricane Katrina 10 years later

“I had no idea what to do … [then] the Lutherans called me.”

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White rose

On forgiveness and sex abuse

A survivor writes of the harm caused by forced forgiveness.

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sudan

From refugee to ordination

South Sudanese war refugee embraces the Lutheran message.

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Roofs

Roofs and ripple effects

A synod’s African mission goes beyond shelter from rain.

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Little

Retired pastors bring new life

A small, rural congregation is starting to run out of room. 

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Remembering

‘We remembered, chose to act’

ELCA pastor helps honor World War II-era Japanese Americans.

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Slate

A new online faith community

The Slate Project is a new way to bring ministry to people.

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Stories

Stories of faith and life from across this country and around the world.

A clear sense of call

A clear sense of call

For Kathryn Lohre, being part of the "priesthood of all believers" is more than just Sunday worship. It's how we see "God calling us in our everyday lives."

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