May 2020 Archive for From a Lay Leader's Desk

A series of opinion articles from lay leaders in our synod.



May 07, 2020
Seafarers International House (SIH) is helping in the fight for people’s lives one bed at a time. More beds used by recovering COVID-19 patients at Seafarers International House today mean more beds available for desperately ill COVID-19 patents in NYC hospitals. Find devoted SIH staff members caring for their immediate needs in the ports and in Manhattan. And, the SIH guesthouse now provides beds to those community members recuperating from COVID-19.

Your Jesus Is Too Small

May 01, 2020
For me, this means that we as Lutherans not only respect persons of other faiths, or even of no faith, but also that we uphold them in their own efforts to grasp eternal truths—regardless of whether those efforts happen in a church, a temple, a synagogue, a mosque, or elsewhere. When we can safely get back out there, let’s celebrate by loving like we’ve never loved before. All God’s creatures, of every ilk.