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Rostered Ministers Gathering
Wednesday, April 13th - NO ROSTERED MINISTERS GATHERING this week
As we journey through Holy Week:
Meet us this week, Lord, in the stuff of Holy Week.
Help us notice the symbols that tell of your love. They are all around us—gift after gift from you.
Meet us in green leaves waving and in stones by the road.
Remind us to lift our voices in hosannas as we welcome you in.
Meet us in silver coins and paper bills as we buy and sell, save and spend.
Remind us to be grateful, honest, and generous with all we have.
Meet us in bread and with every meal we share.
Remind us how you fed even those who would betray you, with your own self—the bread of heaven.
Meet us in the cups we use, whatever is inside them.
Remind us that you’ve poured us a taste of the banquet yet to come, with your own self poured out—the cup of salvation.
Meet us in pitchers, water, and towels.
Remind us how you washed your friends’ feet and told us to love one another like that.
Meet us in gardens, awake or in sleep.
Remind us to keep praying—alone and together—and that you are with us in whatever comes.
Meet us in crosses, wherever we see them.
Remind us of suffering, of violence, of sin. Help us not look away and not give up. Sunday is coming.
Meet us at gravesides and burial sites—the ones we know well, and the ones freshly made.
Remind us that Easter began in the silent dark when no one was even looking.
Meet us in the stuff and symbols of Holy Week, Lord.
Open our eyes and ears to see and hear you.
Walk with us through this week.
May we pay attention.
May we remember.
May we wait and watch in hope. Amen.
(Julie Hester is a pastor and writer in North Carolina. Check her website www.juliehester.com)
You are Enough!
Wednesdays at 1 PM
You are invited to join us on Wednesdays at 1 pm Central to hear from various leaders across the Church. We will continue with our theme of COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP. We have invited various ministries to host these gatherings through this next year, so it will be different each week. There will usually be time for small groups in breakout rooms so that leaders across the church can continue to learn from each other and leave each gathering with at least one action step.
We are inviting you to bring a spirit of curiosity to these gatherings and to all aspects of your life. What are you noticing? Where is Spirit moving? How might you be apart?
The login information can be found on the ELCA Coaching website: https://www.elcacoaching.org/events/courageous-leadership
Recordings from prior gatherings can be found here: https://www.elcacoaching.org/podcasts/media/series/courageous-leadership
ELCA Coaching is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP Series with ELCA Coaching
Time: Weekly on Wednesdays, 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 180 439 412
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+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
In the hope of Christ,
Your ELCA Coaching support team
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Synod assembly will be June 10-12, and this year the offering will go toward the synod's Evangelical Mission Endowment Fund (flyer attached), one way that your congregation can contribute is by designating your Lenten offering to the synod assembly.
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