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  • Young Martin Luther King Jr.

    As a junior in high school, recorded in 1944, young Martin Luther King Jr. orated, "We cannot be truly Christian people so long as we flaunt the central teachings of Jesus: brotherly love and the Golden Rule" [source: http://kingencyclopedia.stanford.edu/encyclopedia/documentsentry/doc_440500_000.1.html]. This conviction in faith informed his life and changed our world. May we bear good fruit from the root of our

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  • Through events of our lives

    Eternal God, you have placed us in a world of space and time, and through the events of our lives you bless us with your love. Grant that in the new year we may know your presence, see your love at work, and live in the light of the event that gives us joy forever — the coming of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. (Evangelical Lutheran Worship, p.

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  • Theological roots of public witness

    The “Forgotten Luther II” project is built on the foundation of the theological heritage of Martin Luther and his conviction that government is responsible for maintaining peace and good order – and for ensuring that no person is hungry or in want. Join a two-day symposium on Jan. 19 & 20 bringing together renown leaders to discuss “Reclaiming the Church’s Public Witness” with resources for preaching, teaching, and advocating for constructive change at this critical time in

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  • Convos to jumpstart new connections

    Why are young adults walking away from church? What cultural trends are we missing? What are we actually willing to change? These conversations worth having are being shared in our synod, led by members of the synod staff, on Tuesday mornings via Facebook livestream or conference call. Please join us for the final sessions from 9-9:20 a.m. EST on Jan. 9, 16 & 23 using “Lasting Impact” by Carey Nieuwhof. Here are the

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  • Jesus is here!

    Let it sink in. Jesus is coming, and Jesus is here, for us as well as for all! Read a greeting from Bishop Graham in English and en

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