Lutheran Week – Stewardship: We Are in This Together — Shared Purpose, Shared Struggle, Shared Hope

The NALC is committed to the renewal of all our congregations, working to develop and deliver resources that challenge and open the NALC to the work of the Holy Spirit in our ministry and mission.  During Lutheran Week in Indianapolis, the Mission Festival is designed to inspire and serve as a resource to congregations. This includes specific “breakout” sessions on a variety of topics.   “Stewardship: We Are in This Together — Shared Purpose, Shared Struggle, Shared Hope” will be presented by Pastor Dona Johnson and Pastor Eugene Grimm.

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Moment of Mission – Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Belief In The Power of Hope

When it comes to overcoming challenges, Helen Keller (1880-1968) set the bar quite high. She was a lifelong learner, teacher, inspiration. She danced, laughed, wrote, and loved. She was deaf, blind, and had great difficulty speaking.

And, she changed the world and the way we view the potential of those with special needs. Her teacher and best friend, Anne Sullivan, who was herself blind and parentless, instilled a sense of hope in the young Helen. Anne had a persistent hope that guided Helen into her future.

Helen said, “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

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Lutheran Week – You Can Be An Everyday Ordinary Missionary

The NALC is committed to the renewal of all our congregations, working to develop and deliver resources that challenge and open the NALC to the work of the Holy Spirit in our ministry and mission.  During Lutheran Week in Indianapolis, the Mission Festival is designed to inspire and serve as a resource to congregations. This includes specific “breakout” sessions on a variety of topics.   “You Can Be An Everyday Ordinary Missionary” will be presented by Valerie Hobbs.

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Global Worker Update – Haiti

“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” 

— Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)

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