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  • Making most of a summer day

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    Can’t take a phone in the canoe! Consider sending your child, youth, teen, family, SELF to camp this summer. When the day begins, options exist that can stimulate the senses and imprint a lifetime. Both Caroline Furnace in Fort Valley, Virginia and Mar-Lu-Ridge in Jefferson, Maryland have several age ranges, activity levels and interest areas from which to choose – but all include worship, play and wonder in God’s creation. Sip an iced glass lemonade while you look over the selections, and make a plan for some super summer days in 2016. Visit www.carolinefurnace.org and www.mar-lu-ridge.org -  but turn the ringer off the phone for

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  • Not the same magazine

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    Living Lutheran, the new magazine of the ELCA, is here! Redesigned and rebranded, the ELCA's monthly magazine and its accompanying website have been refreshed to better serve you. Visit the new website now (www.livinglutheran.org) and check out its bold, modern look. Living Lutheran is your source for news, reflections and stories from the ELCA and its local and global companions. The magazine covers religious news and social issues, congregational life, global and domestic mission, family matters, spiritual practices and resources, and more. As the magazine of the ELCA, their mission is to: Nurture awareness of Christ’s presence in our lives and the world Share stories of God’s people living their faith Connect readers

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  • Windhoek and Washington side-by-side in May

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    Our synod is enriched by Companion Synod ties with Lutherans in Namibia. Help us welcome Bishop Ernest //Gamxamub [click language spelling] of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia (ELCRN) and ELCRN Finance Minister Leonard de Vries while they are in our area May 1-5. They will greet us at several opportunities. "All are welcome!" says Kathryn Tobias of the synod Global Missions Team. MONDAY MAY 2 at 7 p.m. - Vespers & Reception at Lutheran Church of the Reformation on Capitol Hill. Bishop //Gamxamub will offer a homily. WEDNESDAY MAY 4 at 9:30 a.m. - Devotions & Talk at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Springfield, Virginia. From the Rev. Bob Allard, Global Missions Team:"Bishop Ernst //Gamxamub

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  • Summer camp staff – now hiring!

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    A few openings for college-age, enthusiastic, faith-filled young people still exist at synod-affiliated camps in Jefferson, Md. and Fort Valley, Virg.  If you - or someone you know in your congregation or circle of friends - would be an amazing summer staff person, please check it out!  “We provide all of the necessary training, room and board, delicious meals, and life-changing experiences,” says the director of Mar-Lu-Ridge Camp where applications are found on their Summer Camp page - www.mar-lu-ridge.org/camp/summer-jobs/ .  At Caroline Furnace Camp, applications are also online - www.carolinefurnace.org/#!join-our-staff/c6of

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  • ELCAvotes! initiative launches

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    As citizens of the United States, we have the right, the privilege, and the responsibility to be involved in the political process. As people of God, we have been freed to love our neighbor, seek peace and justice, and care for God's creation. Faith should inform not only our participation but also how we look at public issues and interpret what is happening in political life. ELCAvotes is an initiative to help ELCA members engage in conversation and prayer around our role as U.S. residents and as people of faith in ensuring our election systems promote dignity and respect for all, and act by speaking out as advocates and engaging in local efforts to guarantee the right to vote to all citizens. Read material prepared by the ELCA

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