Traditions to break or create

Some traditions bring us closer to God--while others can be harmful.
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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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Café incorporates a Lutheran perspective for young, adult women of Christian faith or simply for any woman who is interested in how faith relates to the issues that women face today. Readers and writers of Café include pastors, seminary and college students, and other young adult women who use Café as a Bible study resource individually or with their congregation. Pictured: The Young Women’s Bible Study at Clemson University. They read and discuss Café articles once a week.

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