We have launched our new two-year daily prayer and reading calendar, Devoted to Prayer. After a challenging year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been provided with a unique opportunity to revitalize the ancient practice of daily prayer and Scripture reading in our homes. While the Reading the Word of God three-year lectionary provided a much-needed and refreshing calendar for our congregations to engage in Scripture reading, this calendar includes a missing component of daily devotion: prayer.
The Rev. Dr. Amy C. Little, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Monroeville, Ohio), has accepted a call to serve as general secretary of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). The general secretary functions as the chief operating officer of the NALC, managing its day-to-day administrative functions.