The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Nutritious eating starts early

Teaching grade-schoolers to create and love nutritious meals

A Yup'ik girl wanders in during fellowship, damp and shivering. Sores cover her face and arms. She wolfs down hotdogs and barbecued meat before vanishing.

 Table of Grace and other community
While they prepare peach delight, a dessert , Jericho Moses (left), Rhiannon Merculief and Lindsey Beans-Polk get direction from Jana Deiss, pastor of Table of Grace Lutheran Church in Bethel, Alaska.

Jana Deiss, pastor of Table of Grace Lutheran Church, Bethel, Alaska, knew what she was seeing. Boarding schools of the past that separated Alaska natives from subsistence traditions had birthed a lost generation of people now in their mid-years who never learned to hunt and fish.

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