The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Off to the assembly

But first a few words about other news

The much anticipated 2009 Churchwide Assembly is at hand. Ready or not, Minneapolis, here comes the ELCA ("Twin Cities welcome '09 assembly"). Before we go there, let’s consider a few other matters in this issue of The Lutheran.

For a bit of fun, check out the drive-in worship ("Come as you are") in Milford, Iowa. Imagine 60 summers of sitting in, on or around your car as you worship. If nothing else, the image of the 1956 Ford Fairlane is worth a peak.

The Great Commission isn’t something many Lutherans are comfortable trying to carry out. The words just don’t seem to come. Ease into your witness by opening up and talking about God in your life ("Open up"). It isn’t that hard. Really.

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