Women of the ELCA Blog
You know the situation. Your colleague at work or your neighbor or a member of your congregation says something rude to you. For a moment, you are stunned, taken aback—and unable to utter a retort. So, you let the indiscretion pass, and then you mull it over and over on your drive home.
You rehashRead More »
My uncle told me this story about my grandmother:
I would drive my mother in the wagon down the road to the church house for prayer service, where maybe a half dozen women gathered. … I could hear their voices rippling through the night air, weeping and crying out to God…like when theRead More »
In challenging times, where do you go for comfort and support? Many people turn to social media to both give and receive encouragement during the ups and downs of life. A death in the family, an illness, a fractured relationship.
These are all experiences that leave us yearning for a chance to connectRead More »
In this summer’s Gather Bible study, author Angela Shannon writes, “…if we are to achieve the grand vision of unity in Christ Jesus, we must see each other as children of God…perfect love casts out fear, and who is God? LOVE.”
We all know we are supposed to love one another, but it’sRead More »
This last time I met Sam and his wife, Katrina. They brought five friends along to help and to celebrate Katrina’s birthday.Read More »
by Brooke Gregory
My husband and I arrived home late following the event and the next day was filled with activity – the frantic attempt toRead More »
One Sunday after I’d joined St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Paducah, Ky., Mrs. Lillie Vannerson was the one who offered an invitation: “I’ll see you at our women’s meeting next Sunday after late service,” she said. “Bring a dish to share.”
Later, she offered another invitation: “You will be our congregation’s delegate toRead More »