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Trinity Sunday, June 7, 2020 ELCA Message from Bishop Eaton YouTube.com/ELCA .

1 Peter 2:11-17

11Beloved, I urge you as aliens and exiles to abstain from the desires of the flesh that wage war against the soul. 12Conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so that, though they malign you as evildoers, they may see your honorable deeds and glorify God when he comes to judge. 13For the Lord’s sake accept the authority of every human institution, whether…

Ezekiel 33:7-11

​Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost 7So you, mortal, I have made a sentinel for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. 8If I say to the wicked, “O wicked ones, you shall surely die,” and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from their ways, the wicked shall…

Matthew 23:29-36

​29Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous, 30and you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 31Thus you testify against yourselves that you are descendants of those who…

Roman 10:15b-21

15And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” 16But not all have obeyed the good news; for Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ. 18But I…

A Labor Day message from ELCA presiding bishop

Our calling from God begins in the waters of Baptism and is lived out in a wide array of settings and relationships. Freed through the Gospel, we are to serve others through arenas of responsibility such as family, work, and community life. Although we continue to be ensnared in the ambiguities and sin of this world, our vocation is to seek what…

Ezekiel 24:1-4

​1In the ninth year, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me: 2Mortal, write down the name of this day, this very day. The king of Babylon has laid siege to Jerusalem this very day. 3And utter an allegory to the rebellious house and say to them, Thus says the Lord…

Election for Council President

Hosanna is in the process of electing the new Council President. Tripp Smith and Brach Waldo, both long time members with experience in church government. Like many elections, this one is about the future direction of the church. This vote is going to speak volumes about where we are going as a congregation in the next year. I encourage all members to…

Amy Odgren elected bishop of the ELCA Northeastern Minnesota Synod

​CHICAGO — The Rev. Amy Odgren, Walker, Minn., was elected Aug. 29 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Northeastern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during an online synod assembly. Odgren was elected on the fifth ballot, with 167 votes. The Rev. David M. Carlson, pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church…

Matthew 12:22-32

​22Then they brought to him a demoniac who was blind and mute; and he cured him, so that the one who had been mute could speak and see. 23All the crowds were amazed and said, “Can this be the Son of David?” 24But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons, that this…

Joy Mortensen-Wiebe elected bishop of ELCA South-Central Synod of Wisconsin

​CHICAGO — The Rev. Joy Mortensen-Wiebe, Kewaskum, Wis., was elected Aug. 29 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during an online synod assembly. Mortensen-Wiebe was elected on the third ballot, with 166 votes. The Rev. Stacie Fidlar, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church…