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TV Cluster Connections – November 2023

Treasure Valley Cluster Connections is a quarterly newsletter for the ELCA churches in the Treasure Valley of Idaho/Oregon – Faith, Grace-Horseshoe Bend, Grace-Mountain Home, Hope, Immanuel, King of Glory, Redeemer, Saint Paul, Shepherd of the Valley, and Trinity.

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Luther Heights Offers Year-round Options

As we round out the summer, we are beginning to think towards year-round engagement with Casey Cross starting as our Associate Director.

Click the buttons and you will find some information for both congregational engagement and individual families. Feel free to share with your congregations!

There are some informational Zoom sessions coming up in August and Casey, or I am happy to answer questions ahead of them too.

Casey – associate@lutherheights.org
Kelly – director@lutherheights.org

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standing with outstretched arms before a glorious sunset

Are You There, God?

Recently, I watched the movie, Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.” The movie is based on Judy Blume’s book of the same title. Since I’ve never read the book, I’d like to be clear that I’m writing about the movie. I don’t know how closely it follows the book. The movie opens in 1970.

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Everyone’s Inner Conversation

When you say “Hello” to someone, you are breaking in to a conversation they are always having with themselves. John Quinn These words are from Walking in Wonder: Eternal Wisdom for a Modern World, by John O’Donohue in conversation with John Quinn on Irish radio (p. 158). They stopped me in my reading tracks. I

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Change and Transition

Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9 NRSV) This past year has been a year of immense transition for me, personally as well as professionally. It has been hard, to say the least. While I am aware that life

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Treasure Valley Cluster Connections – May 2023

Welcome to our latest edition of Treasure Valley Cluster Connections. This issue includes information about several upcoming study series open to readers and friends. We are also previewing Ash Wednesday and midweek Lent worship opportunities around the cluster.

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Singing as Worship

Humpback whale song on YouTube: https://youtu.be/UOkcvGPHsgk “All the earth worships you; they sing praises to you, sing praises to your name. Selah” (Psalm 66:4, NRSV). “Birds flying and fish swimming, whales singing in the ocean deeps” (Psalm 8:8, The Message Bible). “Music [is] the greatest art and science to attract the attention of mankind since

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sunset in backyard

Fear Not

You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. (NIV)(Matthew 24:6-7) “I have told you these things,

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new growth on tree

All Things New

Behold!I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth,Do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:19) Finally. Nature’s long, wet winter is over. Our reservoirs are healthy and “spring has sprung” as they say. Bright yellow daffodils have announced its arrival. The

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NWIM Synod Bishop Elect: Rev. Dr. Meggan Manlove

NWIM Synod Elects New Bishop

At our 2023 Assembly, Rev. Dr. Meggan Manlove was elected to succeed Bishop Kristen E.M. Kuempel as Bishop of the Northwest Intermountain Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Rev. Manlove currently serves Trinity Lutheran in Nampa, Idaho.  Rev. Manlove graduated from the University of Chicago Divinity School, was ordained in September 2004, and

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Philorian Mpendaye

TV Cluster Event: Africa! Our Lutheran Partners in Tanzania

Date: Saturday, May 13 Time : 11 AM Location:   Thomas Chapel at Immanuel Lutheran Church Dear Friends, Janet Oliver and I dearly hope that you may attend and help with the reception for our visiting dignitary, Philorian Mpendaye, the General Secretary of the Ulanga Kilombero Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. Philorian

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Grateful

“As [Jesus] was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. One of them, when

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Embracing the Unknown

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.  (John 20:30-31) I love that

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Watch With Me

And he cometh unto the disciples, and findest them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Matthew 26:40, KJV Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. Simone Weill, twentieth century philosopher In his dark hour before being arrested and condemned, Jesus wanted his companions to stay

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TV Cluster Connections – November 2023

Treasure Valley Cluster Connections is a quarterly newsletter for the ELCA churches in the Treasure Valley of Idaho/Oregon – Faith, Grace-Horseshoe Bend, Grace-Mountain Home, Hope, Immanuel, King of Glory, Redeemer, Saint Paul, Shepherd of the Valley, and Trinity.

Read More »
Camp worship

Luther Heights Offers Year-round Options

As we round out the summer, we are beginning to think towards year-round engagement with Casey Cross starting as our Associate Director.

Click the buttons and you will find some information for both congregational engagement and individual families. Feel free to share with your congregations!

There are some informational Zoom sessions coming up in August and Casey, or I am happy to answer questions ahead of them too.

Casey – associate@lutherheights.org
Kelly – director@lutherheights.org

Read More »
standing with outstretched arms before a glorious sunset

Are You There, God?

Recently, I watched the movie, Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.” The movie is based on Judy Blume’s book of the same title. Since

Read More »
Shippo and Lola

Change and Transition

Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9 NRSV) This

Read More »
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Treasure Valley Cluster Connections – May 2023

Welcome to our latest edition of Treasure Valley Cluster Connections. This issue includes information about several upcoming study series open to readers and friends. We are also previewing Ash Wednesday and midweek Lent worship opportunities around the cluster.

Read More »
whale

Singing as Worship

Humpback whale song on YouTube: https://youtu.be/UOkcvGPHsgk “All the earth worships you; they sing praises to you, sing praises to your name. Selah” (Psalm 66:4, NRSV).

Read More »
sunset in backyard

Fear Not

You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end

Read More »
new growth on tree

All Things New

Behold!I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth,Do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in

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