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Taking aging by Storm

1605storm Storm, a two-year-old, 60-pound black Labrador, has made herself at home with The Village at Rockville – A National Lutheran Community (TVAR) in Rockville, Md.* Her first week was spent training and learning the ropes with residents and staff since Read More →

Love your neighbor

“We are to fear and love God, so that we do not tell lies about our neighbors, betray or slander them, or destroy their reputations. Instead we are to come to their defense, speak well of them, and interpret everything they do in the best possible light” (Small Catechism). A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all Read More →

Aging well in Georgetown

Aging well in Georgetown Did you know Georgetown Lutheran Church was founded 32 years before Washington was organized as the nation’s capital? It’s neighbors do… especially after reading the upbeat write-up in The Georgetowner.* “The original building was a log cabin, erected in 1769, Read More →

Can we answer the question ‘why’’?

1604pbwhy Knowing the ‘why’ is important for the church’s future directions A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP Once for continuing education I signed up for an introduction to philosophy course at the community college. I was a music education Read More →

From the Bishop’s Desk: Remembering essential truths in an election year

From the Bishop’s Desk: Remembering essential truths in an election year We know that as leaders of the ELCA* we have many opportunities and many responsibilities. Especially as the United States prepares for elections next November, we want to speak words of hope and blessing in the context in which we Read More →

Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday A space between Good Friday and Easter A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it with the spices in linen cloths, according to the burial custom of the Jews. Now there Read More →