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Alternate Hotel for Convocation in Anaheim

The room block at the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove Hotel has been sold out. Parking at the Wyndham is free for commuters. These hotels are less than one block from the Wyndham:

Register for 2016 Lutheran Week
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Register for 2016 Lutheran Week

West Virginia Flood – NALC Disaster Response

West Virginia Flood – NALC Disaster Response

Join with other NALC churches in providing assistance to our brothers and sisters in Christ. There is a great need for assistance from our NALC congregations and members to help people in West Virginia affected by the June 30th storm that dumped 10 inches of rain, causing flash flooding in the mountains and three rivers […]

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The Daily Lectionary – July 27, 2016

The Daily Lectionary – July 27, 2016

; Romans 14:13–23; Matthew 26:57–68 Confronted by our sin against others, sometimes all we can do is remain silent. Our shame is too great for words; the hurt we have caused cannot be erased by speaking. We all suffer from the same condition. Ever since Adam and Eve took a bite of the forbidden fruit, […]

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By July 26, 2016 Read More →

Discipleship Moment – July 26, 2016

Pastor Bob Quaintance shares about the importance of discipleship in grand-parenting. “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” – Luke 13:15 Watch more discipleship moment videos here.

The Daily Lectionary – July 26, 2016

The Daily Lectionary – July 26, 2016

Joshua 8:1–22; Romans 14:1–12; Mathew 26:47–56 I love old movies—especially when John Wayne is in them. In one scene from “The Horse Soldiers,” Wayne’s character encounters an old comrade who is now on the opposite side of the battle. Wayne’s men have captured his old friend along with his entire battalion. The old comrade has […]

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The Daily Lectionary – July 25, 2016

The Daily Lectionary – July 25, 2016

Joshua 7:1–13; Romans 13:8–14; Matthew 26:36–46 A restaurant was recently featured in the news for offering a unique discount. It was not a discount for students or seniors. Instead, if the server observed a customer praying over their meal they received a fifteen percent discount. St. Paul writes, “Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ” […]

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The Daily Lectionary – July 24, 2016

The Daily Lectionary – July 24, 2016

Joshua 6:15–27; Acts 22:30–23:11; Mark 2:1–12 Do we carry the burdens of our brothers and sisters in Christ? Do we find ourselves willing to be a person that one can depend upon to be a reliable partner to assist in good times or bad? As Christians, we need to take an honest look at our lives, […]

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The Daily Lectionary – July 23, 2016

The Daily Lectionary – July 23, 2016

Joshua 6:1–14; Romans 13:1–7; Matthew 26:26–35 I am troubled by this question: How often do we deny Christ? In our Reading from Matthew, we learn of Peter’s denial but in reading between the lines we learn that Peter, and according to John that he and another disciple, had followed Jesus when he was taken away, […]

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The Daily Lectionary – July 22, 2016

The Daily Lectionary – July 22, 2016

Joshua 4:19–5:1, 10–15; Romans 12:9–21; Matthew 26:17–25 There seems to be so much evil in our world today. Violence, exploitation, oppression, persecution, and injustice seem to be the new norm. Many news media sources, movies, and electronic games perpetuate this rampant cycle of hatred. Christians are called to break the cycle of hatred. Rather than […]

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The Daily Lectionary – July 21, 2016

The Daily Lectionary – July 21, 2016

Joshua 3:14–4:7; Romans 12:1–8; Matthew 26:1–16 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed…” Human life, it was once assumed, had a given form. But now children are taught to resist being identified in any way that they themselves have not chosen. We must not, for example, assume children are straight or gay, […]

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The Daily Lectionary – July 20, 2016

The Daily Lectionary – July 20, 2016

Joshua 3:1–13; Romans 11:25–36; Matthew 25:31–46 Sometimes one thinks, “I wish I had received the gift that he got.” Either the gift received was not one desired or the thought is, “I should have gotten that gift instead of him.” Usually, these are the immature thoughts of children. The children of Israel had such thoughts […]

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By July 19, 2016 Read More →

Discipleship Moment – July 19, 2016

Pastor Bob Quaintance shares one of the ways that Good Hope Lutheran Church’s (Youngstown, OH) thinking has changed as they have intentionally focused on discipleship in the last several years. The heart of the difference for them comes from what Bishop John Bradosky shared: “We are not in search of a mission. The church is […]

The Daily Lectionary – July 19, 2016

The Daily Lectionary – July 19, 2016

Joshua 2:15–24; Romans 11:13–24; Matthew 25:14–30 In my first seven years as a pastor, I served a congregation that was located in a big city in the Midwest. Most public schools in the area had a very poor academic performance. As I asked several young people who lived in the community to share with me […]

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The Daily Lectionary – July 18, 2016

The Daily Lectionary – July 18, 2016

Joshua 2:1–14; Romans 11:1–12; Matthew 25:1–13 She was waiting for me on the steps of the church when the doors opened to let the worshipers “go in peace and serve the Lord.” She was one of many prostitutes in the area. She rushed to me and said, “I know Jesus is Lord, and I think […]

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The Daily Lectionary – July 17, 2016

The Daily Lectionary – July 17, 2016

Joshua 1:1–18; Acts 21:3–15; Mark 1:21–27 How many times do we want to change our lives or venture out in a new job, or a different ministry or service? The resolve to make that kind of change is sometimes difficult, especially when success is uncertain. Joshua had been Moses’ assistant for all those years in […]

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The Daily Lectionary – July 16, 2016

The Daily Lectionary – July 16, 2016

Deuteronomy 34:1–12; Romans 10:14–21; Matthew 24:32–51 I remember Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church very well. I recall worship, and Sunday School, and Catechism (as we used to call Confirmation class), and yes, I remember potlucks. My parents took me to that church in Springfield, Ohio, and there, I heard the Word of God as it was […]

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The Daily Lectionary – July 15, 2016

The Daily Lectionary – July 15, 2016

Deuteronomy 31:7–13, 31:24–32:4; Romans 10:1–13; Matthew 24:15–31 The world is filled with people trying to work their way to heaven. Some follow the regulations of their particular religion; others create their own rules, vainly imagining that these acts will win God’s favor. This is futile because no one can ascend to heaven. That is why […]

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The Daily Lectionary – July 14, 2016

The Daily Lectionary – July 14, 2016

Deuteronomy 3:18–28; Romans 9:19–33; Matthew 24:1–14 Doom and gloom prophecy can be unsettling. In our time, it comes through Hollywood disaster movies. Everything from a zombie apocalypse to a gigantic, “natural” disaster involving sharks and tornadoes. In our Gospel Reading, Jesus foretells an end to the world that unsettles the minds of his disciples. They […]

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July 2016 NALC News online
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July 2016 NALC News online

The July 2016 issue of NALC News is now available for reading/download. Selected contents include: NALC Disaster Response responding to flooding in West Virginia and Texas NALC Convocation to meet Aug. 10-12 in Anaheim, Calif. Nominees for NALC Executive Council, Court of Adjudication, and Board of Regents (click here to download Nominating Committee Report for […]

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The Daily Lectionary – July 13, 2016

The Daily Lectionary – July 13, 2016

Deuteronomy 1:1–18; Romans 9:1–18; Matthew 23:27–39 How often have parents entered a child’s tidy and organized room only to encounter an avalanche of stuff upon opening of the closet door? On the surface the parent is initially delighted, but upon closer inspection such delight turns to disappointment. Such a mess cannot be hidden by simply […]

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