Luther Memorial Lutheran Church

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Blacksburg ELCA Fellowship

The Faith Communities of Luther Memorial, New Mt Zion, St Michael & Shiloh

In Christian concern we work together to prevent the spread of COVID19, 
the members of four ELCA congregations united in Holy Baptism as the Body of Christ.

Every Saturday evening during this time of social distancing,
we will post a digital link to a pre-recorded worship service led by our clergy,
including Scripture readings, prayers, children's message, a sermon and
sacred music you can access and listen to at your convenience.   

Additional sacred resources may be found at the bottom of this page.

We hold you, our communities, our nation and the world in prayer,
trusting in 
the grace of our Risen Lord Jesus Christ. Peace be with you!

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ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has called on the church to join with faith communities across the United States in lament and remembrance, and on our elected leaders to observe Monday, June 1, as a day of mourning to honor the more than 100,000 people who have died from COVID-19.

“I encourage all of us in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to join together across faith lines in this time of collective mourning,” Eaton said. “This weekend our Jewish neighbors will remember God’s covenant, our Muslim neighbors will recall the reception of the Quran, and as Christians we will celebrate the power of the Holy Spirit present among us. In the significance of these days in our traditions, our faith communities will collectively lament and remember the more than 100,000 lives that have been lost to COVID-19. We join together in prayer for the healing of this nation, and for the world that God so loves.”  Read more...

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Pentecost Worship Service on 5/31/20

(Please download the bulletin from the link below)

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Resources for Families, Children & Teens

See the links below for downloadable documents 

 

Morning Watch Devotions from LutheRidge - Morning Devotions for all ages (separate kids video) by ELCA Pastors from LutherRidge 
New River Valley Childcare Resources - Those looking for and providing childcare in the New River Valley can connect on this page

Read at Home BINGO-- Free downloadable printout of creative ways through Bingo reading games to add variety to the way we read

 

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RECONCILED IN CHRIST

Luther Memorial Lutheran Church (ELCA) is a Reconciling in Christ congregation which means we welcome and support all people regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or that of their children, parents, siblings or friends. 

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LUTHER MEMORIAL PRAYER REQUESTS 

Please remember the following members in your prayers this week…  

Mark Pierson as he recovers from shoulder surgery; Joanne Watson; Lisa Carlson and family at the death of her father, Galen Leraaen; Phil Jordan at the death of his brother Jim Jordan; Betty Segar at the death of her brother Terry McKinney; Michele Kennedy & Family at the death of her grandmother, Anne Corley; the Rick Howard family at the death of Rick's father, Jim Howard; the Jean Farmer family at the death of Douglas Farmer; Teresa Cassell; The Wilson & Catley families at the death of James Wilson; the Pettersen family at the death of Erv Pettersen; Sam Akers; Allen & Louise Price; Warren Lee; Tim Graham; Mary K. Smith; Mary Korslund; Sue Fugate; and the Grant Family.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS

All who have been oppressed, injured, murdered or shamed due to the sin of racism and prejudice; Victims of COVID19 and their families; all healthcare providers and first responders; Alan Beach; the family of Webb Mitchum at his passing; Laura Atkinson; Kirsten Russell and family at her COVID19 diagnosis; praise and thanksgiving at the birth of Elijah Oliver Neely-Lynn; Rev. John Wertz and family; Brandi and her mother; Polly Bernhard; Praise and thanksgiving for the birth of Lorelai Burnette to Hannah & Jacob Burnette, proud grandparents are Marcia & Mark Barrow; Steven Hess; Cindy Uncles and family at the death of John; Justin Hamlin; Alex Hamlin; Pastor Michelle and John Stramiello; Rev. John Wertz; Patty Perritt; Scott & Connie Pierson; Joe King; Brian King; Michael Spencer and his family; the Bandy and Belay families at the death of Michael Bandy; the Hansbrough family at the death of Mary's father, Robert Catherman; Joyce Weber; Michael Lingerfelt;  Lloyd Price; Allison Dinkel; Cliff ThomasTan Jing-Yuan; Teresa Beyer; Joe Strauss; Earl Price; Kathryn Mitchell and family;  Adam Mainor; Jeanne Mosier; Lorene Thomas; Joann St. John; Ned and Grant Patterson; Jude Grohs; Joyce Komnick; Jackie Sease; Grace Benson; Pamela Bishop; Ashton Moore;  Katherine Liveakos; Reverdy Wright, Mara Knott’s father; Gloria Whitehurst; Wesley Roberts; Debbie Catley; Peggy Quarterman; Sheryl; Dana Henry; Patty Spear; Ian Akers; Nancy McNulty; John Bianchi; Ray Spaulding; Nancy Delaney.  

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Additional Online Sacred Resources

"Sing for Joy" Podcast by St Olaf College

Erik Akers Music
Selections from Trees // Flowers // Lakes
Slow Time ft. Tristen Brennis