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2019 Deaconess Assembly Speaker

2019 Deaconess Assembly Speaker

Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda is a Professor of Theological and Social Ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. She is the guest speaker for the 2019 Deaconess Community Assembly, September 26 – 30, 2019, at Carol Joy Holling Retreat and Conference Center, Ashland Neb. 

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ELCA Synod Assemblies

The Deaconess Community of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America invites you to hold the synods listed below in prayer as they gather for their assemblies during the next two weeks. Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Synod, April 26-27, 2019 Alaska Synod, April...

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Thursdays in Black Worship

Thursdays in Black Worship

On February 21, 2019, I led a chapel service at Trinity Theological Seminary, where I am a student.

This was the final chapel service in a week focused on our siblings impacted by the criminal justice system. In this contemplative service, resources from the Thursday in Black website were placed at stations around the room for individuals to meditate on

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Baked potato for Lent

Baked potato for Lent

by Sr. Mary Aire | Sr. Mary Arie is serving as a synodically authorized minister at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Waterville, Kansas

On two Wednesday nights they washed 100 potatoes and then the following Wednesday they wrapped them in foil. The children ages are from three years old to fourth grade, and all wanted to help. It was fun to see them all pitch in and work.

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Pure motives?

Pure motives?

by Candidate Kriss Buss

As with mercy, when the intention of our heart is aligned with that of God, we become transformed more entirely into God’s own likeness.

In this way, we become more aware not only of the image of God within ourselves but also within each person around us.

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Service to and for others

Service to and for others

by Candidate Megan McClinton

Being a deaconess candidate, I have found, informs my approach in all that do, both in my work in the congregation and in my own personal life. Since becoming a candidate, I find more and more daily, how I cannot separate the two.

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What Mercy Asks of Us

What Mercy Asks of Us

by Candidate Kriss Buss

Mercy asks us to practice true forgiveness and welcoming. To welcome those cast out by fear. To make risks for real peace, peace grounded in love that does not bear grudges.

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