December 18, 2014

Lord of Life, Tabernacle

In 2009, Penny Miller, a member of Lord of Life in Tabernacle and a registered nurse, went with a 25-

person medical team to Haiti, providing medical support.  The need was enormous, both for medical supplies and for basic personal and household...

December 4, 2014

Holy Trinity, Wildwood

For centuries, a key part of the Christian life was about finding time for retreats to care for one’s 

spiritual growth and focus. These moments help people find time to get away from the routine of their regular lives, be rejuvenated, and discover...

September 24, 2014

Santa Isabel, Elizabeth

There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28

As mission congregations develop, there is incredible passion and hope. Prayer, Bible stu...

August 27, 2014

We live in a rapidly changing world. We see it in many aspects of our lives: in our personal health, our families, the technology we use, our work, our education, etc. Change is even one of the New Jersey Synod’s core values, our guidingprinciples as a people together....

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...

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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