June 2018

Help us end human trafficking

Women of the ELCA is raising money to help young Lutherans advocate against human trafficking in our exhibit space at the ELCA Youth Gathering, June 27-July 1, 2018. We will assist two organizations in Houston that help victims of trafficking by sharing in-kind support assembled by 30,000-plus youth who visit our exhibit space. Donate here. And thanks!
Laundry ministry creates bubbles of enthusiasm
A laundry ministry for people living on the street in South Dakota generated enthusiasm among Women of the ELCA participants in that area. They jumped at the chance to offer laundry pods, quarters, and even cookies for unhoused people who took advantage of Laundry of Love. Read the story.
Support our ministry by purchasing identity boxes
If you are planning your synodical women’s convention, a synod assembly, or a special event, why not order some Women of the ELCA identity boxes to take along? Choose among three boxes: $100 (worth $220), $250 (worth $558) and $400 (worth $883). Best of all, shipping is free! For additional items not on the order form, visit our online store.
The summer Bible study is here!
Each year Gather makes its summer Bible study series available for free download , so that non-subscribers can get a taste of the thought-provoking studies we offer all year round. Our summer Bible study, "Let us pray" by Anna Madsen, is now available for free download on our website. Learn more about this series and download the printable PDFs here! 
God as Mother
It seems that God has far less of a problem being referred to in the feminine than we have with referring to God in the feminine. We don’t talk about God as woman or mother, even though the biblical witness does, and even though the saints before us frequently did. Read more in Café.
June devotion: What can we do to bring about a loving world?
When love is the way, we are set free from fear, from greed, from envy, from hatred of every kind. When love is the way, we are all set free. May that day come soon! Read this month's devotion.
A place at the table

Congrats to Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld! Thomas-Breitfeld is the ELCA’s second female pastor of African descent elected as a synod bishop recently. She currently serves on Women of the ELCA’s executive board. Read the Living Lutheran story.
Graduation & weddings

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