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Sharp sword, polished arrow
Picture this: Surrounded by an alien culture; worried about keeping young people engaged; a nonfunctioning government; a religious establishment in disarray; the economy is a mess; competing and beguiling demands on people's attention, time and loyalty; a worship facility in serious need of repair; a dizzying rate of change; and people either ... (more)
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What we can do
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: A free, 24/7 service with support, information and local resources for suicidal people and those around them .
13 hrs ago
Struggling to cope
Sarah's laughter isn't sitting well with me these days. I imagine sitting across from this biblical figure in the tea shop and hearing: "After all these years! Abraham and I are finally pregnant! Can you believe it!" She laughs and claps her hands.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
Forgiveness illuminated the path of Dahle's ministry
By Cecile Krimm Rev. Ron Dahle's walk as a Lutheran pastor has been a winding one, but the concept of forgiveness has been a near-constant companion.
Lutherans, Catholics forget who's who in rare ecumenical community
After being something of a vagabond, worshiping at four different congregations, Roman Catholic-raised Marcia Anderson of Aloha, Ore., wanted to "put down roots."
Experiencing the body of Christ
Such simple words. Yet such deep and profound words that connect us with God and each other, both spiritually and physically, through all time and space.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
Hundreds gather on Riverwalk for Easter sunrise service
The annual Easter sunrise service was standing room-only, with an estimated 650 worshipers in attendance at the Arneson River Theatre .
Martin Luther hated Jews
Martin Luther was a German-Catholic-Augustinian monk and professor of theology who became a major figure in the Protestant Reformation, founding the Lutheran Church.
A first Easter for newly ordained Allendale minister
As Christians around the world celebrated Easter, Jenny McLellan had special reason for joy Sunday: it was her first Easter as an ordained minister.
Fort Collins Coloradoan
Alice C. Rule
She passed away peacefully in Pathways Hospice surrounded by her family. She is survived by daughter Gudrun MacMillan of Jackson, Mich., son Erik Rule of Bright, Ontario Canada, daughter Dr. Ingrid Rule of Loveland, two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
San Bernardino County Sun
Ita s an eggstra great day in San Bernardino
Beatrice was among 65 pre-selected children taking part in the Mission's sixth-annual Egg Hunt and Easter Shoes Giveaway on Good Friday.
At small St. Paul church, 5 organists make joyful noise
The big pipe organ of the little Lutheran church in St. Paul heralded the arrival of Palm Sunday with thundering joy.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
Speckhard named president, CEO of LWR
Daniel V. Speckhard of McLean, Va. - who has served in a number of high-level diplomatic roles - begins July 1 as the next president and chief executive officer of Lutheran World Relief , Baltimore.
The Modesto Bee
What's up, pray tell, with these 'Ladies'?
Caitlin Randall, Nancy O'Bryan-Shade, Becky Saunders in Sierra Repertory Theatre's "Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping."
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Winneshiek Medical Center will continue its centennial celebration with a "Grand Picnic on the Green," Thursday, May 1, from 4-7 p.m. on the Medical Center grounds.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Evansville Courier & Press
ANNIVERSARY: Orville and Vera Jane Elmshaeuser
Elmshaeuser and the former Vera Jane Schulz were married March 29, 1959, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Evansville.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
The Trussville Tribune
Building on Faith' house dedicated in Clay-Chalkville
Habitat for Humanity Birmingham on Saturday dedicated a new home in the Clay-Chalkville area as part of this year's Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity partnership, a multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership.
Sowing the seeds of promise: Daffodils lure visitors to church with deep roots
Standing since 1900, the sanctuary is an iconic example of an old country church, with simple lines, Gothic-style windows and a steeple.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Salem Lutheran Church creating community garden, and could use your help
S alem Lutheran Church is creating a community garden at 9906 232nd St. S.W. in Edmonds, near the corner of 100th Avenue West and Edmonds Way, and they could use the community's help.
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
CPH to release new devotional for parents
In the new Concordia Publishing House book Blessings and Prayers for Parents, author Lisa Clark offers devotional readings to help parents focus on strengthening their faith through five main themes - joy, sorrow, fear, stress and peace.