TV Prays Picnic Gathering

TV Prays came out of a joint Treasure Valley cluster meeting at the beginning of the pandemic in March, 2020. The churches and life around us would literally close down for an expected few weeks. Would we be back to worship by Easter? Little did we know then that it would be closer to a year and a half to two years before churches were able to safely gather again. However, the first thought was "how do we continue to minister and be church…

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Listening With the Ear of My Heart Workshop

Listening with the Ear of My Heart Workshop (same content, different dates and places) Sept. 17 and Oct. 1 9:00-10:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran, Nampa Oct. 29 and Nov. 12 9:00-10:30 AM at Redeemer Lutheran, Boise We live in a world where people long to be heard by compassionate listeners, those to whom they can speak their truths aloud – receiving no defensiveness, no judgment, no advice. The goal of this workshop is that participants enhance their ability to listen with empathy.Topics covered: 1)…

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Invitation to Being the Body of Christ

Hope Lutheran Church, Eagle Saturday, October 22, 2022 10:00 AM - Noon Hope invites all Treasure Valley Cluster Congregations for a morning of discerning what it means to BE the Body of Christ in this time.Leave our morning together with a clearer sense of how we can respond faithfully to God’s call to mission in our community and the world, individually and collectively as the Body of Christ.Dr. Craig L. Nessan, William D. Streng Professor for the Education and Renewal of the Church and…

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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 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

Beginning in March 2020 and continuing until the present time, the Treasure Valley Cluster of ELCA congregations has sponsored a website we call  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 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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Promising Innovation: Reimagining Church Together

This article was written about and posted on the FAITH+LEAD website of Luther Seminary. It can be found on FAITH+LEAD on October 29, 2000 where you may also read more about the authors: Terri Elton and Tessa Pinkstaff.  Following this article are some personal notes written by some of our readers. You are invited to share your own thoughts and encouragements in the comments below. Promising innovation is collaborative with shared leadership. Reimagining Church Together Friday, March 13, 2020, marked the start…

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