Offered up during Intercessory  by Stacey Nalean-Carlson God of the broken-hearted, again today we lament the horrific violence that has become unbelievably common in our world and in our nation. Fifty-one of your beloved are dead in Orlando, Florida this morning, many others injured, countless left to mourn. We’ve run out of words, O God. We […]

Churches and community groups in Waterloo, Iowa, have come together to respond to a recent rise in gun violence in the city.  In an effort to come together and build community a series of marches and rallies are being held the next several weeks. The first one was held on March 17, when more than […]

 Reposted with permission from Roger Gustafson Bishop Central States Synod This Sunday four Central States Synod staffers will preach in various churches in the St. Louis area, and I’m asking for your prayers, that we might find the words to give life to the Word in this volatile place. We have one church in Ferguson […]

We pray for Mothers everywhere…. For mothers of young children that they may nurture and raise their children to be good and faithful people in the world. For mothers of older children that they may have the wisdom to know when to help their children hang on to their roots and when to spread their […]

 We recently received this article from Bishop Tamás Fabiny from our Companion Church in Hungary about the situation in Ukraine. Prayer for Ukraine For weeks on end, the whole world is watching the situation in Ukraine with bated breath. Unfortunately, it is hardly unusual for a war to be going on in our direct proximity: In the […]

Gracious God Let the people hear the good news of your love, forgiveness and acceptance in my words today.  Let me show them Jesus.  Amen.