Monthly Archives: October 2015

Called, Gathered, Enlightened & Sanctified

by Beth Anderson, Synod Ministry Coordinator 10/29/2015 “He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith.” -Luther’s Small Catechism I’m still emerging from a blessed 3 days with

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Cards of Care

When is the last time that you sent someone a greeting card just to show you care? The women of the Lonetree Cluster (the central eastern part of our synod) were inspired when they heard that their sisters in the

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Community Connections

Working Together to be a community where all people are valued. In the parable of the sheep and the goats we hear the call to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger among us, give clothes

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2016 LYO Gathering

Action Tracks Listing NightLife Listing Event Schedule Thursday Friday Saturday Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 3 – 4 PM    Registration (Hotel Lobby) Mixers 4:00 PM   Welcome & Opening Worship with Offering for the 4 Bible Camps 5:20 PM     Check

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Leaning Silo of North Dakota

For years, the silo on Steve Schimelfenig’s farm towered precariously over his barn.  It had to come down.  Meanwhile, each Sunday during the Easter season kids at his congregation, Bowdon Lutheran, collected noisy offerings in tin cans.  The change was

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Called to Connect

As the daughter of an ELCA pastor and church musician in Sioux Falls, S.D., Sarah Rohde grew up thinking about ministry as a career. But it wasn’t until she traveled to Mexico through the ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission program

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All the news that’s news!

by Rev. Lisa Ahlness, Assistant to the Bishop, Stewardship Every time I think of you, I give thanks to God. Phil 1:3 True confessions time: I love church newsletters. (Do you read yours?) As I write, it is the beginning

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