Book of Remembrance
It has been a tradition at NT-NL synod assemblies to have a book of remembrance in which congregations are invited to share the names of those who have died in the past year so they can be remembered in the prayers of the community. In recent years, Bishop Gronberg has also invited us to share the names of those who have been baptized into Christ in the past year as well. We invite you to share those names through this online form, and they will be incorporated into our worship on Saturday, September 11. – Romans 14:8
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Davey and Goliath
For many children of the 1960s and 1970s, it was a familiar scene: Sunday-morning sunlight pouring in through the window as they sprawled on the living room floor. From the TV, a voice bellowed: “Oh, Da-a-a-vey.” The voice belonged to young Davey’s talking dog, Goliath, in the stop-motion animated series Davey and Goliath that premiered 60 years ago, in February 1961. Some audiences knew of its connection to the Lutheran church, but for millions of people around the world today, Lutheran or not, Davey and Goliath’s legacy continues. Living Lutheran’s feature story, “An Animated Anniversary,” lifts up what the iconic series did for the church and includes a timeline of milestones and quotes from Lutherans about what the series means to them. Congratulations, Davey and Goliath, on 60 years of not only entertaining children but showing love and grace and heart. Read the story here, and download the study guide here.
Featured Resources for July
Explore and download a variety of resources designed to help congregations confront racism and move toward justice in church and society.
Recent Blog Posts
(https://www.ntnl.org/remembering-mrs-sarah-gohlke-and-rev-allen-johannes/ – published Jul. 3)
Where in the world is?
Across a context as wide and different as NT-NL, the reality of Covid-19 is very different. As such, NT-NL synod staff are doing more in-person Sunday visits for worship and occasional meetings. However, as good stewards of time and travel dollars, we will be utilizing online meeting formats into our new hybrid future. Until we can assure everyone in attendance at a meeting are vaccinated, in order to protect those gathered, the synod staff will continue to wear masks unless preaching or presiding and sufficient social distancing can be provided.
Jul. 11: St. Luke’s, Richardson, and Nicholaus Chove Ordination, Community of Hope, Fort Worth
Jul. 18-24: Family Vacation
Jul. 7: Holy Trinity, Irving
Jul. 11: Ordination of Nicholaus Chove, Community of Hope, Fort Worth
Jul. 18: Faith, Fort Worth
Jul. 25: Grace, Abilene, and Installation of Pr. Rachel Ringlaben at Emanuel, Dallas
Jul. 31: Joint Council Retreat for Central & Bethany at Central, Dallas
Jul. 6: DEM meeting
Jul. 7: Santa Maria McArthur, Irving
Jul. 8: Congregational Vitality Training: Redeveloping/Renewal/Revitality, and Region 4 DEM meeting
Jul. 9: Adviento, Arlington
Jul. 10: King of Glory, Ft. Worth
Jul. 11: Santa Maria in Exile, Irving, and Nicholaus Chove Ordination, Community of Hope, Fort Worth
Jul. 12-17: Vacation
Jul. 18: Santa Maria in Exile, Irving
Jul. 20: Joy, Rockwall
Jul. 21: Santa Maria MacArthur, Irving
Jul. 28: First Sagrada Familia, Garland
Jul. 29: Money Matters/Asuntos de Dinero workshop (Thrivent)
Jul. 31: First Sagrada Familia, Garland
With the ever-changing guidelines and recommendations in our world right now, as we maintain physical distance in social solidarity, please keep in mind these events may be moved online, postponed, or cancelled:
- Jul. 6: White Supremacy & Racism: Facing Reality, Taking Responsibility – Derrick Bell, “The Space Traders,” Zoom
- Jul. 10: Public Witness Team meeting, Zoom
- Jul. 20: White Supremacy & Racism: Facing Reality, Taking Responsibility – Kimberlé Crenshaw, “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex,” Zoom
- Aug. 3: White Supremacy & Racism: Facing Reality, Taking Responsibility – Enrique Dussel, “Eurocentrism and Modernity,” Zoom
- Aug. 5: Transitional (Interim) Pastors monthly meeting, Zoom
- Aug. 14: Public Witness Team meeting, Zoom
- Aug. 17: White Supremacy & Racism: Facing Reality, Taking Responsibility – Vine Deloria, Jr., “A Better Day for Indians,” Zoom
- Aug. 31: White Supremacy & Racism: Facing Reality, Taking Responsibility – Ian F. Haney López, “White by Law,” Zoom
Access our full online Calendar here. Updates made regularly.
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