September 1–World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Below is a beautiful prayer shared by the ecumenical community for the Care of Creation. I found it online on Casa: An Experiment in Doing Church Online https://www.facebook.com/groups/casacommunity/. Each week a different person chosen by the moderator hosts prayers for each day. This post came up for today, and the prayer is lovely. You can also …

#Charleston

In the last two days, I’ve been praying and processing, reading, thinking, and talking about the murders this week at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. I am shocked to the core, grieving, reeling with the news, and all the feelings I have in response. We have all been hearing powerful responses from …

The ELCA

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in in America (ELCA) is an engaged, active body of people who put faith in God into action–in millions of ways, all over the world. The ELCA is a member church of our global Lutheran organization called the Lutheran World Federation. Because of Jesus’ love, we are freed to serve our neighbors in …

Half-past the 2nd Star to the Right, and Straight on till Morning.

We’ve just passed the 20th day of Lent. We’re more than halfway to Easter. We’ve been having a joyful Lent this year at St. Paul, in part because of Luke’s joyous and beautiful telling of the Gospel. The stories we’ve been hearing are wonderful in hope, from the baptism and temptation, to the fig tree …