Recipes for renewal

For our community to thrive, we must share more than one narrative.
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Communion and Dinner Church

Communion and Dinner Church

by Melissa Woeppel A communal worship experience that has been important in my life of faith is the practice of dinner church.  Dinner Church is a pattern of worship set around the place of eating, like a dinner table. Worship happens as those gather to eat, share,...

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Recipes for renewal

Recipes for renewal

by Melissa Woeppel I live in Lindsborg, Kan., a small city of just under 4,000 people. The city is affectionately known to many as “Little Sweden, USA.” In the late 1800s, Lindsborg was settled by immigrants from Sweden, a history and heritage that continues today....

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Boldcafe dinner invite

Join Boldcafe writers + friends for conversation and dinner, Thursday, November 2 @ 7 p.m. (CDT)!

Once a month we meet with some of our popular writers to talk about our favorite articles and more! Bring your own dinner (B.Y.O.D) and sign up via Zoom.

The Rev. Joshua Kestner and the students from Lutheran Campus Ministry at Clemson University will host our time together with a special Advent devotion. Join us!


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Every month we offer a podcast version of one of the articles. Listen to, “Tears and Laughter,” written by Elyssa Salinas-Lazarski from the December 2020 issue. You can listen here or get it from iTunes. MORE

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Readers share stories related to the monthly theme. See photos from our previous events.

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This monthly publication and podcast is made possible through regular offerings donated by women from over 7,000 active Women of the ELCA units in congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

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