+ Rev. Dee Pederson, Director for Evangelical Mission, ELCA
Dear Friends –
We’ve got an awesome resource to share with you right now – just when you might be looking for all the resources you can access. Easily. No stress. No cost to your congregation. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, our synod has received a great offer from one of our long-time partners, Milestones Ministry, to make their weekly resource available to all of the congregations in our synod. We know Milestones Ministry is a great resource all the time, and we are so happy to be able to make it available to you now.
We purchased a synod license for a very reasonable cost to help you. This will be paid with resources remaining in our Embrace God’s Mission + Equip God’s People fund. If you have not seen this or know what this is, here is the page that explains this take home resource to help personal or household devotions.
Taking Faith Home is based on the Revised Common Lectionary. It includes daily Bible readings, a prayer for the week, mealtime prayer, a blessing for the week, a recommended hymn, caring conversation and serving ideas, and a hymn of the week.
In the Dropbox link below, you will find:
- The weekly Taking Faith Home resources from March 22 to April 12 Easter Sunday
- Holy Week and Easter Vigil resource
- Taking Faith Home introductory letter
- Tips for Leaders Guide
- Year A Bible reading reference listing, and
- Hymns of the week ideas page
Just open them up, print or view on a screen, and you will be providing a beautiful way for your people to grow in their relationship with God, each other, and your neighbors. Taking Faith Home is a great resource for evangelical outreach as people pray, talk, and reflect on God’s word with family, friends, and neighbors.
We know this is a difficult time in which to do ministry. We love you and are holding you in prayer. We also believe it is an important time to be the church, and we hope this resource will help your people be who God is calling you to be, “for such a time as this.”
Here are some links to help you as well.
The Milestone Ministry Facebook Page (with videos) – www.facebook.com/milestonesministryllc/
Three videos to introduce Taking Faith Home