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Finding community during physical separation | Worship

How are you doing? It’s been about five months since as residents of Snohomish County, we were asked to stay home to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Although in recent... — Updated 8/12/2020

 

What motivates you to pray | Worship

During regular circumstances what motivates you to pray? In the past, have you found yourself connecting to God during stressful times? For many of us the answer to the second... — Updated 5/13/2020

 
 By Arhiana Shek    Opinion

New season and new beginnings l Worship

The season of spring is a time of new birth, and new beginnings. As the temperature begins to change, a gardener prepares the soil that has been asleep during the winter months for planting. Perhaps adding compost, water, and... — Updated 3/13/2019 Full story

 

‘God’s work. Our hands’ l Worship

This year’s, “God’s work. Our hands” will be Sunday, Sept, 9. This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.... — Updated 8/22/2018 Full story

 
 By Arhiana Shek    Opinion

In the wake of disaster I Worship

Over the last several weeks, hurricanes and tropical storms have left destruction in areas of Texas, Florida, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. Some of these places were on the path of not just one but of two of these storms,... — Updated 10/18/2017

 

Living in community means forgiving each other’s anger | Worship

For many human beings, anger is not an uncommon emotion. You may recognize the feelings of intense displeasure that arise inside of you, or someone else, that may be caused by a specific situation or another individual’s words... — Updated 8/16/2017 Full story

 

Our moments of unbelief make epiphany possible | Worship

Many people, including Christians and non-Christians, may recognize the biblical story about “doubting” Thomas. After Jesus rises from the dead, Thomas, one of Jesus’ disciples, says, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story

 

In honoring women worldwide, we know much work remains

The world celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8 – a day dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. My abuelita (grandmother) was a powerful force in her family. As an older... — Updated 3/15/2017 Full story

 

Resolve to make time for God, and stick to it | Weekly Worship

Happy New Year! Growing up in Colombia, South America, New Year’s Eve for me signified a new beginning. There is a shared belief that specific actions and traditions taken on New Year’s Eve or at the stroke of midnight can... — Updated 1/4/2017

 
 By Arhiana Shek    Opinion

Faith Lutheran prepares for something new | Worship

The students repeat the alphabet after the teacher: “A, B, C, D, E…” These students attend the English Language Learners class that meets weekly at Faith Lutheran Church in... — Updated 10/12/2016 Full story

 

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