NT-NL’s Sunday Hashtag Prompt
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Mission of the Month: International Leader in Cameroon
Nathalie Lassang from Cameroon feels called to become a doctor to provide care for the sick in her home country. She’s attending medical school with the help of an ELCA International Leaders scholarship, which she calls “a priceless gift.”
Share this story with your congregation!
The Name Gathering Project
Lutheran Campus Ministries wants YOU to give us some names!
Help us 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.
And speaking of youth…
Do you work with youth? Whether you’re an official staff person with a fancy “Director of Youth Ministries” title, or one of those amazing, committed volunteers we love so much!!, we want to help you and keep you informed!
If you want to receive email updates with youth ministry information and resources, please sign up for the “Youth Ministry Information” list.
Are you on Pinterest? Did you know we have a Youth Ministry board and a VBS Activities & Crafts board? Follow them! (Check out our other boards, too…)
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 about the concert, check out rockthedesert.com or find them on Facebook. For more information about staying with our west Texas neighbors, contact Richard Lamb at 432-385-4022 or email@example.com.
Download a promotional flier here!
Did you know May was Foster Care Awareness Month? Read more about LSSS and the work they do in the NT-NL Mission Area!
Fifth Annual Summer Institute on Theology and Disability
June 16 – 20, 2014
Highland Park United Methodist Church (HPUMC)
3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas
Caring Theologically and Thinking Pastorally: Disability as a Critical Question and Questioner
“Caring Theologically and Thinking Pastorally” explores the intersections between disability and theology, which call for thoughtful and careful negotiation, grounded in the real lives of people with disabilities and their families.
In collaboration with the Faith Inclusion Network of Dallas, under the auspices of Jewish Family Service, Friday, June 20, will be a stand-alone, free event for full-session and single-session participants, especially those in the wider Dallas area interested in supporting inclusive ministries and congregational supports.
Learn more and register here.
17th Annual Dallas Benedictine Experience: June 25-28
The 17th annual multi-denominational Dallas Benedictine Experience will take place at The Catholic Conference and Formation Center in Dallas, Texas from Wednesday, June 25 through Saturday, June 28, 2014. This monastic experience is presented by Friends of St. Benedict, Washington, DC and is open to men and women, laity and clergy of all denominations.
Participants will live on the campus of the center for four days, forming a temporary monastic community to experience the balanced way of life of The Rule of St. Benedict as it divides each day into private and group prayer, study, work, and leisure. Four Benedictine Offices (Lauds, Sext, Vespers, and Compline) will be chanted each day in English in Gregorian Chant.
For more information, visit their website, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 214-339-8483.
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.
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.
To help you, your church, or group more fully experience Refugee Sunday on June 22, 2014 (or another day that works for you) LIRS has created a resource kit. The kit was developed with worship or group discussion in mind and is adaptable for a variety of settings and audiences.
The kit includes:
- Suggestions for celebrating in a worship service
- Discussion activity for youth and adult groups
- Educational poster- stats and stories to learn more and inspire action
- Link to more materials online- video, sermon notes, communication tools
If you already have a kit and would like additional materials, including sermon notes from Rev. Dr. John Nunes and Rev. E. Roy Riley, bible studies, and our “Courageous Journeys” video, find additional resources here!
Give yourself and youth a gift by sharing time at Texas Lutheran University at the only intentional cross-generational leadership school in our church. The Disciple Project is a learning community where we stretch our imagination and increase our capacity as leaders.
This is time away from our busy lives to learn practices and skills for following Jesus in a changing time. People in 8th grade through adults are encouraged to be part of this special experience!
This event is offered by LEAD, a ministry of the Texas-Lousiana Gulf Coast Synod. Information flyer TLU Health Form
Upcoming Events in the NT-NL Mission Area and Beyond:
- Jun. 16-20: Fifth Summer Institute on Theology and Disability: Caring Theologically and Thinking Pastorally: Disability as a Critical Question and Questioner
- Jun. 20-21: Growing in Faith Together
- Jun. 22: Refugee Day
- Jun. 23-27: Disciple Project at Texas Lutheran University (Gulf Coast Synod)
- Jun. 25-28: 17th Annual Dallas Benedictine Experience
- 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
- Sep. 7: “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday
- Sep. 12: Briarwood Golf Outing
- Sep. 23: NT-NL Table Talk: Moral Injury
- Oct. 10-12: NT-NL Women of the ELCA Convention (Abilene, TX)
- Oct. 27-29: Bishop’s Convocation
- Apr. 24-26, 2015: NT-NL Mission Assembly