Monthly Archives: July 2010

Palestinian bishop elected president of the Lutheran World Federation

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE LUTHERAN WORLD FEDERATION ASSEMBLY Lanny Westphal reports more than seven hundred people gathered at Stuttgart, Germany, for The Lutheran World Federation Eleventh Assembly to discuss the future direction of this global communion which now includes 145 member … Continue reading

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Global Mission Festival October 24!

GLOBAL MISSION FESTIVAL Living Word in Katy,Texas, Oct. 24, 2010 Featuring a Global Marketplace, children’s activities, and speaker Brian McLaren on the challenges facing global mission today. See http://www.elca.org/localevents and click the link under SYNOD EVENTS.

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They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the p rayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who beli eved were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Acts 2:42 ff

Beautiful morning for a drive across Texas. This morning I left the house around six for the 2 1/2 hour trek across East Texas to Trinity Lutheran Church in Orange, Texas. In some ways being a bishop is like being … Continue reading

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For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

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Caring in Caldwell

Elizabeth Lutheran Church in Caldwell is served by Pastor Skip Stutts. Their Community Kitchen has been operating for two bs a half years. It started as a summertimeMonday – Friday breakfast for low-income children during summer break from school. They … Continue reading

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I want $5,000 for my birthday!

For my birthday, I want $5,000 for the Gallo Clinic in the Central African Republic. CAR has the second highest infant mortality rate in the world. This new clinic is making a huge difference. Watch this exciting video: http://gulfcoastsynod.org/JusticeCARGalloClinic.html Average … Continue reading

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And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15

Don’t define yourself by what you own. (e.g. “I am a Lexus, or Prius, Jeep, or beat-up pickup.”) Don’t be defined by your past. Don’t be defined by your mistakes. Let God define you. You are who God says you … Continue reading

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