July 30, 2014

On September 7, 2014, congregations across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will celebrate ‘God’s Work, Our Hands’ Sunday, an opportunity to serve our neighbors and communities.  This tradition began last year as part of the 25th anniversary of the ELC...

July 1, 2014

“Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’”  – John 20:19b

On Sunday, April 27, the work begins early, as a group from St. John Lutheran in Passaic begins

turning on lights in the kitchen.  Coffee is brewed, food is prepared, and sandwiches are made....

June 11, 2014

“This is a young and new food pantry, but it’s already doing so much good,” said Pearl, a new recruit to the food pantry at St. John Lutheran Church in Jersey City.  And it’s not hard to see how right she is.  The waiting area to talk with a volunteer, deal with paperw...

May 13, 2014

Worship is a central part of the Christian life, where people of faith gather, hear the Word and are fed. This can take many forms and have a variety of different labels, and Rejoicing Spirits at St. John in Ocean City is a very different form.  This is worship designe...

April 29, 2014

“Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:40
Many congregations feed those who are in need, but each has their own unique way. One such way can be found at the lunch ministry at St. M...

April 2, 2014

Too often, our world can be defined by the sides that we take.  We can be fragmented across so many lines, even among people of faith.  Yet God’s work of reconciliation unites and brings together around us, an example of which was seen recently at St. Mary’s Episcopal...

March 18, 2014

How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.  Proverbs 16:16

Students working on computers on science.  A teacher helping a student while working on a math problem.  In English, everyone opens their books and discussi...

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