Caring for Ourselves in a Time of Covid

Caring for Ourselves in a Time of Covid

It has now been six months that we here in Washington have been dealing with this pandemic. And if you are like me, you are feeling ‘done with it.” Yet, we know all too well, we are not done with it. I want to remind us that even if we have escaped being physically...

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Lutherans and Care for Creation: Rooted in Faith

Lutherans and Care for Creation: Rooted in Faith

A RESOURCE FROM LUTHERANS RESTORING CREATION   Our active work on behalf of the planet, both as individuals and as a church,  is deeply rooted in long-standing tenents of our Lutheran faith: Theology: We affirm God as creator of all. We have an incarnation theology...

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Let there be Light! As we journey through this season of Epiphany, we hear the image of light invoked frequently. Our siblings of color have raised our awareness of how fear of “the dark” has been used to fuel negative racial judgments about dark-skinned people. We...

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Welcome, 2020!

Welcome, 2020!

In 1970, the Lutheran Church in America and the American Lutheran Church, which preceded the ELCA, both changed their language barring women from ordained ministry. Later that year, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Platz was ordained by the Lutheran Church in America. It is with...

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I will bless you, so that you will be a blessing

I will bless you, so that you will be a blessing

I will bless you…so that you will be a blessing. The article below (edited for length) about another Peace Lutheran, in a community near Minneapolis, was inspiring to me. I wonder, how does it stir your own imagination of how to “be a blessing” in our own community?...

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An Invitation into Intentional Listening

An Invitation into Intentional Listening

As the summer season turns its face towards fall, here at Peace we find ourselves entering a season of significant transition. Clearly there are changes afoot, accompanied by uncertainty and anxiety, as well as perhaps some relief that we are finally addressing our...

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