Treasure Valley Prays

Reimagining Church Together
SHARING STORIES AND EXPLORING SPIRITUAL CONNECTION

We are ELCA leaders and pastors from the Treasure Valley
and Northwest Intermountain Synod.

Devotions – Monday and Friday

Outreach Ministry – Wednesday

man lamenting

Turn to Lament

Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,that the mountains would tremble before you!As when fire sets twigs ablazeand causes water to boil,come down to make your name known to your enemiesand cause the nations to quake before you!For when you did awesome things that we did not expect,you came down, and the

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pottery

Poured Out

“The love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” (Romans 5:5) As I carefully picked up the pottery pitcher filled with water, our pastor began to read the “Affirmation of Baptism” that Sunday morning. At her nod, I very slowly poured out the water

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stream

Streams in the Desert

The southern part of Idaho has a desert climate….a place where a mere 13” of rain during an entire year is considered to be average. We rely on snow collecting in the mountains during the winter and early spring. This is the “snow pack”; it is measured and reported about on the nightly news. We

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singing elk

Praise With Creation

11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels surrounding the throne and the living creatures and the elders; they numbered myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12singing with full voice,‘Worthy is the Lamb that was slaughteredto receive power and wealth and wisdom and mightand honour and glory and blessing!’ 13Then

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Ministry of month and Wash, Wipe, Wear

WWW and MOM

Wash, Wipe, Wearand Ministry of the Month at Redeemer Lutheran, Boise https://youtu.be/mgfXAxMo3UcOn Wednesdays during the Easter season (April 20 – June 1), TVPrays.org is posting videos from Treasure Valley Cluster ELCA congregations that feature congregational outreach ministries and partners from the community who support or assist these congregations in their ministries.   This week’s video features two

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burning incense

The Prayers of the Saints

In preparing to write this devotion, I checked the lectionary selections for this week and was led to Chapter 5 of the Book of Revelation. The bold imagery pulled me in and I read more. The scene where St. John describes his vision of the Lamb that was slain, standing amid the four fantastic creatures

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ordination day of John Hergert

Joy in the Midst of Sadness

“God’s one and only job description is to turn death into life. That’s what God does with every new springtime, every new life, every new season, every new anything.” — Richard Rohr The words above stand in tension with my past few weeks, as I said to more than one friend “Death is my constant

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Treasure Valley Cluster Connections

Welcome to Treasure Valley Cluster Connections
This quarterly newsletter is just one fruit to come out of years of cluster collaborations and very intentional planning over the past year.

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laughing boy holding an open Bible

Let the Celebration Continue

We live in a time when we are bombarded with information. With that comes the competition of who might yell the loudest for our attention. Coupled with that is a demand for our attention, which may be the most recent piece of information. Often the first casualty of an event is the headline that gets

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Grand Canyon

Leave It As It Is

Leave it as it is, you cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it. What you can do is to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and for all who come after you, as one of the great sights which every American if

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Sanctuary of Asclepius

A Living Stone and a Holy People

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built

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station 14

Jesus is Laid in the Tomb

Station 14 – Mortician shares photos of COVID-19 victim with family -of me. Emily Dickinson Gracious God, we thank you for thekindness of strangers, for the peoplewho live out the compassion and loveembodied in you, Jesus. Anoint withyour spirit of graciousness the peoplecaring for the dead and dying. Grantthem strength for their work andknowledge of

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man lamenting

Turn to Lament

Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,that the mountains would tremble before you!As when fire sets twigs ablazeand causes water to boil,come

Read More »
pottery

Poured Out

“The love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” (Romans 5:5) As I carefully

Read More »
stream

Streams in the Desert

The southern part of Idaho has a desert climate….a place where a mere 13” of rain during an entire year is considered to be average.

Read More »
singing elk

Praise With Creation

11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels surrounding the throne and the living creatures and the elders; they numbered myriads

Read More »
Ministry of month and Wash, Wipe, Wear

WWW and MOM

Wash, Wipe, Wearand Ministry of the Month at Redeemer Lutheran, Boise https://youtu.be/mgfXAxMo3UcOn Wednesdays during the Easter season (April 20 – June 1), TVPrays.org is posting videos

Read More »
burning incense

The Prayers of the Saints

In preparing to write this devotion, I checked the lectionary selections for this week and was led to Chapter 5 of the Book of Revelation.

Read More »
ordination day of John Hergert

Joy in the Midst of Sadness

“God’s one and only job description is to turn death into life. That’s what God does with every new springtime, every new life, every new

Read More »
TV Cluster Connections Header

Treasure Valley Cluster Connections

Welcome to Treasure Valley Cluster Connections
This quarterly newsletter is just one fruit to come out of years of cluster collaborations and very intentional planning over the past year.

Read More »