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Tears, thorns and the power to recover from failure

How do you recover from failure?
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Our Purpose Statement

“As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.”

Fall 2022 Gather Bible study: "Jesus and nature: Teachers of Faith" by the Rev. Sara Olson-Smith

Fall 2022 Bible study

“Jesus and nature: Teachers of Faith” by the Rev. Sara Olson-Smith
Jesus often turned to the natural world in teaching, opening our eyes to see creation not just as something to be cared for, but as our teacher and kindred. It is no mistake that Jesus, who lovingly spoke of soil and plants, was thought to be a gardener that first Easter morning. This three-session Bible study will shift our perspectives and allow nature to be our teacher, through the words of Jesus and other parts of Scripture. The trees, the soil and the creatures will offer us new perspectives on the character of God and challenge us to deepen our stewardship of God’s precious creation. Download a PDF of Session 1

September 2022, Session 1: “Trees,” will tap into Biblical images of trees and explore why planting and protecting trees is important, while rooting us in models of interdependence and mutuality.

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Simple objects contain the holy

I have a purple vase, a yellow mixing bowl, and a hedgehog – simple objects. But if we let them,

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Growing Katie's Fund for the next 100 years
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A $1 million campaign for Katie’s Fund

Katharina von Bora Luther was a practical and bold woman of faith. Through Katie’s Fund, Women of the ELCA honors her life by supporting global connections, leadership development and living theology.

2122 is a $1 million campaign for Katie’s Fund that is designed to support the organization into the next 100 years of mission and ministry. Learn ways you can give to the campaign.

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Recursos de programas en Español

Mujeres de la ELCA ofrece recursos de programas gratuitos y descargables, todos en inglés y muchos en español, para ayudarlo a crecer en la fe y participar en el ministerio y la acción.

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How are you experiencing God’s joy this month, even when things don’t go as planned?

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Working to end gun violence

Rachel’s Day is observed by Women of the ELCA annually on the first Sunday in May, though it can be observed any time of the year. It is a time set aside to mourn the loss of our children and to renounce the forces of violence and fear. The 2015 Rachel’s Day resource includes a litany for use in a special Rachel’s Day service. En Español.

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A leadership event
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Close to 400 women from throughout the church participated in an online leadership event February 17-19, 2022, under the theme, For Such a Time as This: Spirit fed, Spirit led. Together they explored the challenges faced by Lutheran women (the challenges in our world as well as those within our organization). They explored the book of Esther, learning how Queen Vashti’s “no” made it possible for Esther to say “yes” to helping her people. They explored the hallmarks of servant leadership and investigated planning strategies. They worshipped God. And now these women are ready to respond to such a time as this.

Videos of both days are available at the link below.

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Build community with our Faithful Friends program

Our community of women called to discipleship in Jesus Christ is built on a foundation of friendship, faithfulness, and hope for our future together. You can help firm up our foundation of faith and hope by joining Faithful Friends, our monthly giving program.

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What excites you about Women of the ELCA? Share this welcome flyer with new friends!

Download this welcome flyer and print as many copies as you need to introduce future participants to Women of the ELCA. Use it as a quick guide to find our web address and contact information.

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Descargue este folleto de bienvenida e imprima tantas copias como necesite para dar a conocer nuestra organización a futuras participantes de mujeres de la ELCA. Utilícelo como una guía breve para contactarnos.

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Woman of the ELCA: A Place for You PowerPoint

A Place for You is available in PowerPoint and is perfect for new members and outreach efforts. Get to know the mission and ministry of Women of the ELCA with this PowerPoint, available in English and Spanish. Once you download the PowerPoint you can add slides and include information unique to your ministry.

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The Beauty and Tragedy of the Mestizaje Mindset

by Kristina Diaz Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month! As we celebrate, I can’t help reflecting on what is being celebrated:

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Making the case for Katie’s Fund

Note: Women of the ELCA is raising $1 million for Katie’s Fund (officially the Katharina von Bora Luther Fund), an

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The past helps shape our future

Note: Women of the ELCA is raising $1 million for Katie’s Fund (officially the Katharina von Bora Luther Fund), an

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