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Creative Ways of Sharing a Gift

With tax laws passed by Congress last year, it is a good time to take a fresh look at ways for you to support your church. If you itemize your deductions, certain charitable contributions may now be deducted up to 60% of your adjusted gross income. But, whether you itemize or...
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Group of Spiritual Directors

Congratulations to Sheridan’s New Spiritual Director, Anne Kubr

Sheridan member, Anne Kubr, recently completed the Nebraska Synod’s two year spiritual direction institute, Seeking the Spirit Within, and received her certification as a Spiritual Director. Seeking the Spirit Within Institute is one of the first synod-based programs to train...
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Lenten Spiritual Disciplines

Spiritual disciplines are regularly spoken about during Lent. Reflecting on trying to do something, or give something up all surrounding the question, “What should I do for Lent?” Doing something is helpful and will immerse you in the history of our faith. But understanding the...
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Lenten Resources

Sheridan provides a variety of resources to enrich your Lenten season. A brochure ,“A Fool for Love,” is available in the pew racks, at the Welcome Center or on the Lenten resource table outside of OneSent. This contains weekly Scripture reading and prayer prompts for your...
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Marked With A Heart

On my walk around the section tonight I felt the Spirit move me to check out the neighbor’s new calves. I was particularly taken by the one on the left. Many years ago, when I sensed my first call was ending, I showed up at the farm Jerry and Joann, two gracious hosts who...
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You started it…

Have you ever notice that the phrase “you started it” is seemingly hard-wired within each of us.  Our fascination with who started it comes from a time that is earlier than we can even remember.  I believe this phenomenon is so strong within us that it truly...
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a puzzle of the Last Supper

A Puzzled Look

  My wife’s family loves to do puzzles.  Over the years her father would put out a large (2000-5000 piece) puzzle every couple of years and the family would stand around and work on it over conversation.  It was regularly at the center of activity during family gatherings....
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wooden dock on lake in mountains

Sabbath: What Souls are Made For

In God alone my soul can find rest and peace, in God my peace and joy. Only in God my soul can find its rest, find its rest and peace. – from the Taizé Community We have all had those days. Where all your waking hours are filled to the brim with meetings, tasks, checklists,...
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Practicing Faith in All Circumstances

In your life, you may experience change, uncertainty, division and strife. From violence and unrest, to political disputes and family hardships, our struggles have challenged us to find ways to love God and our neighbors. In this time, many of us have asked how we are called to...
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Cindy Swanson holding cross stitch version of Luther's Rose

What Does this Mean?

Looking at this needlework, you might ask Martin Luther’s favorite question! What does this mean??? When I was in Germany in 2014, I saw this Rose everywhere I looked. I knew it was synonymous with Martin Luther and the Lutheran Church, but I didn’t know its history. In those...
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A meditation for this moment

  I am present, I breathe and notice the life in my body I open myself to God, to the experience of this moment I remember my connection to the earth beneath me I look forward, I let go of the past which no longer worries me I am strong, I am able, I need not fear I...
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How to have a faithful summer – deepening your faith

MORNING PRAYERS. Greet each day this summer by stretching your body to the sun and offering your praise to God. Touch the ground and thank God for the fruitfulness of the earth. Feel your heartbeat and marvel at how wonderfully you are made. Close your eyes and ask God to be with...
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