Though the Mountains Tremble…Stand by Me Here

BY SR. NOREEN STEVENS At a recent walk through of an installation service, Bishop Girlinghouse (Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod of the ELCA) motioned to his side saying, “Stand by me, here.”  While I continued to listen to the instructions, there was a cacophony of sounds and...

Mission Support Grants

This year the Deaconess Community has continued to impact a broken world by partnering with organizations through Mission Support Grants. This year the Community has committed to awarding grants to 19 different organizations that work across the United States and the...

April 22, 2017 – Verse of the Day

The Verse of the Day is the Community’s daily devotional. Through it each day, the members of the Community share a scripture reading, reflection, and prayer. Today’s Verse of the Day was written by Sr. Noreen Stevens.  Isaiah 58:6-7 “Is not this the fast...

April 21, 2017 – Verse of the Day

The Verse of the Day is the Community’s daily devotional. Through it each day, the members of the Community share a scripture reading, reflection, and prayer. Today’s Verse of the Day was written by Sr. Noreen Stevens.  Jeremiah 31:15–17 “Rachel...

April 20, 2017 – Verse of the Day

The Verse of the Day is the Community’s daily devotional. Through it each day, the members of the Community share a scripture reading, reflection, and prayer. Today’s Verse of the Day was written by Sr. Noreen Stevens.  Leviticus 23:22 “When you reap the...