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  • Taking an ALT year

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    What happens when God's story and your story meet in community? Abundant life together. Christian young adults, age 18-25, are invited to consider an ALT Year - a nine month "gap year" opportunity to explore one's gifts, passions and calls through relationships with peers and the support of a host community - including a site director and local leadership teams. If you are a part of the ALT Year Experience, you will spend half of your time in structured community life and half of your time will be free for your own exploration, exercise, and rest. You’ll be amazed what we can do together and how much you will grow as a person, through this mix of community structure and personal freedom! More at http://altyear.org about this ELCA

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  • Farewell concert tour stop

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    With fans across age groups and across the country, Lost and Found will play a Farewell Tour concert during our Synod Assembly. Whether you're part of the Synod Assembly or not, you are invited to the concert on Friday, June 19 at 7:15 p.m. in Leesburg, Virginia at the National Conference Center. Tickets can be obtained from www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx?EID=20152739E. As for the slinkying? Ask a

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  • Seed planters extraordinaire

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    May 7 was an opportunity to THANK A YOUTH MINISTER – a movement championed by the ELCA Children, Youth and Family Ministry Network (YMNET). In your life, in the life of a young person you care about, in the life of your congregation – these creative, kind mentors put prayer and sweat into many ways to grow disciples and invite encounters with the love of God. Teen lock in? Spaghetti supper? Youth-led worship? Crop walk? These activities plant seeds that bear fruit for a lifetime. Watch a video from ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton saying “Thank you” at www.elcaymnet.org/thank and and tell a Youth Minister they’re

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  • Prayers for Nepal

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    Gracious God, Your word of peace stills the storms that rage in our world. Bring hope to places that know devastation in the calm after the earthquake. Bring comfort to those who grieve the loss of loved ones and property. Let your love be known through those who work to bring order in the chaos. Help us to shoulder the burden of suffering and make us bearers of the hope that can be found in you through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen. Learn how Lutheran World Relief and Lutheran Disaster Response are responding to the tragedy in Nepal, where a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck approximately 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS) on April 25, and how you can help shoulder the burden

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  • Every life is precious

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    In neighboring Baltimore, faith leaders have spoken to "unfolding events surrounding the tragic and untimely death of Freddie Gray" and called for a public moment of silence in gatherings of worship. After reading a statement endorsed by three faith leader groups at an April 23, 2015 press conference, the Rev. Wolfgang Herz-Lane, Bishop of the ELCA Delaware-Maryland Synod, said: "The heart of this statement is an invitation for Christians, Jews and Muslims this weekend, whether we worship on Friday in a mosque, on Saturday in a synagogue, or Sunday in Christian church, for all of us this weekend to take some time to pray about this situation, to reflect about the underlying causes of racism and discrimination and inadequate opportunity,

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