Holy Week Worship and Gatherings

Schedule On Palm Sunday or "Passion Sunday", we encounter the paradox that defines our faith: Jesus Christ is glorified king and humiliated servant. We too are full of paradox: like Peter, we fervently desire to follow Christ, but find ourselves afraid, denying God. We wave palms in celebration today as Christ comes into our midst, and we follow with trepidation as his path leads to death on the cross. Amid it all we are invited into this paradoxical promise of life through Christ’s…

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Your Hands Care for Us

AN OPEN LETTER TO OUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS from the Treasure Valley Cluster of Churchesof the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America This letter first appeared in two local Boise, Idaho papers, The Idaho Statesman and The Idaho Press on October 1, 2021.  Though we would wish it otherwise, it remains relevant, and we hope it will continue to be an encouragement for those who care for us, and for us to care for them. In our daily work as pastors and faith community…

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Change in Weekly Format

Beginning Tomorrow, September 1 TVPrays.org will continue the 3-day a week schedule we have been following since the beginning of summer—with postings coming Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Monday and Friday will continue the Devotions as we have been creating them since the pandemic began in March 2020. Wednesday will be another kind of written and/or video creation we are calling a Reflection.  On this day we will post a piece in which the author may explore more freely such topics/areas as the future…

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Survey for Future of TVPrays.org

Beginning in March 2020 and continuing until the present time, the Treasure Valley Cluster of ELCA congregations has sponsored a website we call TVPrays.org.  We are thankful to Lin Carlson who has served as our volunteer Web Master and Designer and Keith Hammer who has been the volunteer scheduler for the Daily Devotions.  As we look to the fall of 2021, we are in conversations as to what form and content TVPrays.org will have going forward.  We are asking your feedback and suggestions…

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Summer Transition for Devotions

We have been posting a daily devotion by Treasure Valley ELCA Lutheran church leaders and members since March 23, 2020. READ OUR STORY. Our readership remains strong. However, as more and more people are vaccinated, the time and creativity of many of our writers is changing. With this as context, our team decided to transition this summer from daily devotions to devotions each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This schedule begins May 31.  Share on facebook Share on twitter

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TV Prays Story

Friday, March 13, 2020, marked the start of something new. Pastor Meggan Manlove at Trinity Lutheran Church in Nampa, Idaho, received an email that the regular regional meeting of pastors, deacons, and youth ministers scheduled for the following Monday would be switching from in-person to Zoom. When the meeting arrived, the leaders had plenty to talk about. Most of their congregations had just pivoted to online worship the day before as the world entered a pandemic. But because they were already curious about…

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