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Night Prayer

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Set aside time for prayer as the weekend ends.   Sundays 9 – 9:30 pm  Night Prayer will help you connect with God and feel centered for the week. We’ll gather using Zoom, will gather prayer concerns then pray together using music, words, and silence. There will be scripture readings, prayers, songs and time for reflection.  You can simply pray with …

Questions not answers

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Questions, Not Answers (QNA) is an intergenerational discussion group that brings together members of Grace Lutheran and students connected with Lutheran Student Community. We wrestle with questions that don’t have easy or clear answers, and we often leave with more questions than we came with! On September 20 recent PSU grad John Hall will lead a discussion on politics and …

Matthew 15:21-28

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21 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.” 23 But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, …

Weekly Prayer: 8/18

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God of all, Help me to learn from the story of the Cannanite woman. Give me the courage to call for mercy and help for the people and causes I care about. Help me to push back and keep asking when my pleas are ignored or refused. Make me like the woman from Cana. Light a fire in my heart …

miracles will happen

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The last time I sat down at a table with a bunch of students for a meal was back in March, on our last day of spring break in Alabama.  We had spent the early part of the day painting, doing finish carpentry and cleaning in a house where we had helped on repairs from tornado damage.  It was almost …

Weekly Prayer: 8/11

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God of miracles, You are with us when we gather. Bring us together into community and help us learn & live your love. Continue to bring your everyday miracles of compassion, generosity, care, patience, forgiveness, and love. Empower us to find new ways to care for each other in the midst of the new challenges. Empower us to see the …

Matthew 14:13-21

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Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns.  When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick.  When it was evening, the disciples came to him …

Faith and Politics

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Questions, Not Answers (QNA) is an intergenerational discussion group that brings together a variety of folks from Grace Lutheran and PSU students for open disucssion about the challenge us. We wrestle with questions that don’t have easy or clear answers, and we often leave with more questions than we came with! On September 20th at 7 pm, John Hall, recent …

my snowdogs

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I haven’t written about my dogs lately.  Really, that is somewhat surprising. They are part of every day for me.  Each day begins with our morning walk. In these summer months, we walk at or shortly before sunrise, when it is cool.  Aspen and Lola and I discover the new day together.  Our evening walk timing depends on the temperature, …