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Coronavirus –Resources for Home & Congregation
23rd Mar

2020

In response to the spread of COVID 19, how do we as humans participate and experience life in relationship to one another as global citizens, family members, and people of faith? The questions, conversations, and decisions are complex ...

20th Mar

2020

Today, 03.20.2020 is Mister Rogers Birthday. What would Mister Rogers, the voice of kindness, wisdom and reassurance have to say to us today about the pandemic in our world? I can hear his calming voice reassuring us –can you? Mister ...

12th Mar

2020

Connecting Church and Home during COVID-19 … Mealtime prayer, during this time of physical distancing and extra hours spent in our homes, is an effective faith practice that can bring joy, laughter, and connect us to God and one ...

23rd Feb

2020

Knowledge of child development is core to being an effective administrator or teacher. How does one seamlessly integrate faith development into the entire day of the child who attends one of our ELCA associated schools or early ...

17th Oct

2019

Songs of Faith – An All-Age, Cross†Generational Reformation Celebration Worship leaders and Christian education coordinators – be courageous! Combine the ideas offered below and create something new. If education hour is the ...

16th Oct

2019

The term CROSS†OVER means two or more things brought together for a new purpose. When wearing a crossover shoe one can transition seamlessly from walking to jogging into aerobics. A crossover car features the best of a passenger ...

8th Aug

2019

The ritual of the Blessing of the Backpacks has grown since I first experienced it at Gloria Dei Lutheran in Phoenix, AZ 20 years ago.  Glossy, professionally created postcards were sent to households in several zip codes surrounding ...

31st Jul

2018

Bread of Life was a “Cross†Over” resource Pastor Sara Yotter and I originally created for use with the John texts in worship and learning environments during Pentecost 2015. Bread of Life offers a menu of ideas for use in ...

24th Aug

2015

Children illustrating the sermon, during the sermon -Up Front! The resources below were in response to a post on the ELCA Youth Ministry Network Facebook page asking the following, “I have no idea where to even begin with the ...