Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service will be commemorating Refugee Sunday and celebrating 75 years walking alongside migrants and refugees through ministries of mercy and justice.
Mission of the Month: Supporting Sunday Schools in Bolivia
After hearing many times that there was a need for Lutheran materials in the Bolivian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kari Eller decided to involve her husband, Justin, and others to create inexpensive, accessible Sunday school materials that could be used by a variety of teachers.
With the help of the ELCA’s Equipping God’s People Project, the Ellers were able to coordinate and create a Sunday school book.
“We share the book with a pay-it-forward mentality in hopes that other Spanish-speaking Lutherans around the world who create Christian education materials, whether they are for Sunday school, workshops, confirmation, etc., will want to do the same and share their resources with others as well,” Kari says.
NT-NL’s Sunday Hashtag Prompt
New Mobility Forms
New mobility forms are coming! The “go live” date is June 30, 2014. This means the last day to submit Formatta Forms will be June 23, 2014, to ensure all data on submitted Formatta forms can be moved to the new forms. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Jane Mar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-637-6865.
Want to know more about Mosaic? Check out Mosaic’s Summer 2014 newsletter!
It’s a Christian rock festival in the middle of west Texas, Thursday Aug. 7-Saturday, Aug. 9. Wanna go? Need a place to say? Christ’s, Hope, and Midland Lutheran Churches want to welcome you! Bring a sleeping bag, rock out with great music and chill out with great friends. For more information, contact Richard Lamb at 432-385-4022 or email@example.com. Download a promotional flier here!
The Name Gathering Project
Help Lutheran Campus Ministries collect names of new and returning college students for The Name Gathering Project. This is a nation-wide ELCA project—whether your young adults are staying close to home or heading to the opposite coast, please click here to submit their name and contact information, so local Lutheran Campus Ministries can invite them to “Come and See!” For more information on NT-NL’s Lutheran Campus Ministries, please contact Pastor Celene Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This one-day seminar is strongly recommended for all leaders in the church, rostered and lay, employed and volunteer. The seminar will address how to establish and maintain personal and professional boundaries, when dealing with coworkers, with parishioners, and with youth.
For those in and around the Metroplex, we hope to see you at Briarwood. Those of you outside the Metroplex will be able to participate via live stream; you will have to validate your participation. Pastor Jane Mar will provide more information about that process the day of the event.
Please join us for this important seminar. Most church insurance plans strongly recommend congregation leaders and staff attend this training.
Cost for the seminar is $12 for lunch. To register, or if you have any questions, please email Pastor Jane at email@example.com.
Studying Luther in Wittenberg: Invitation to the Eighth International Seminar within the Luther Decade
You are invited to send a pastor to the 10th seminar which will take place in Wittenberg from November 8th until November 22nd, 2014 and will be led by Prof. Dr. Theodor Dieter and Prof. Dr. Sarah Hinlicky Wilson from the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg. The topic of the seminar will be: “The Christian and the Government: Luther’s View of Temporal Authority”. The seminar takes place in the Colleg Wittenberg, a venue right in the center of Luther’s town. About 150 pastors from the different member churches have already participated in the 9 previous seminars within the Luther decade in Wittenberg, but so far not all member churches have used this chance to send someone to such a seminar. Therefore, we especially invite those churches to the next seminar in November 2014! You might be interested to read the comments from the previous participants. Read the letter of invitation here, and download the nomination form here.
Upcoming Events in the NT-NL Mission Area and Beyond:
- Jun. 22: Refugee Day
- Jun. 23-27: Disciple Project at Texas Lutheran University (Gulf Coast Synod)
- Jun. 30-Jul 2: Association of Lutheran Church Musicians Region 2 Conference, “Many Voices, One Choir” in Charlotte, NC
- Jul. 18-20: Lutheran Men in Mission’s Triennial Gathering, “Guys, Guts, and God’s Glory”
- Jul. 24-27: Women of the ELCA’s Ninth Triennial Gathering, “Of Many Generations”
- Jul. 28-30: Association of Lutheran Church Musicians Region 3 Summer Conference
- Aug. 19: Boundary Awareness Seminar
- Sep. 7: “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday
- Sep. 12: Briarwood Golf Outing
- Sep. 23: NT-NL Table Talk: Moral Injury
- Oct. 5: NT-NL’s Definitely-Abled Sunday
- Oct. 10-12: NT-NL Synodical Women’s Organization Convention (Abilene, TX)
- Oct. 11: MEF’s Seeds that Change Dinner
- Oct. 27-29: Bishop’s Convocation
- Apr. 24-26, 2015: NT-NL Mission Assembly