Treasure Valley Prays
Reimagining Church Together
We are ELCA leaders and pastors from the Treasure Valley
and Northwest Intermountain Synod.
Together, we are reimagining and revisiting what it is to be
church together with daily devotions.
How much time do we spend looking in the rearview mirror of our lives, convinced that the sunny days behind us were the best ever? When the world around us is dark and stormy we look back wistfully at how things ‘used to be’. Remember when church on Sunday morning was just the thing to
Mark 4:26-29 NRSV 26 He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27 and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28 The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then
“What are you wearing right now?” That was the first line of a story I heard on the radio last week in an interview with a fashion editor of a major newspaper in our country. With many people now working from home as they shelter in place during this pandemic, a lot of folks are
Sometimes, when you’re isolated or fearful, it’s hard to feel connected to anything. During these times of COVID-19, many of us feel that way. We’re cut off from familiar places and people. To the extent that we derive comfort from church-based faith, we’re also cut off from the buildings and communities in which we usually
Psalm 1:1-6 19 1-2 God’s glory is on tour in the skies, God-craft on exhibit across the horizon. Madame Day holds classes every morning, Professor Night lectures each evening. 3-4 Their words aren’t heard, their voices aren’t recorded, But their silence fills the earth: unspoken truth is spoken everywhere. 4-5 God makes a huge dome for the sun—a superdome!
“How might our experience of time change if we could learn to receive time as a gift from God? How might this open us up to live more fully?” Dorothy Bass, Receiving the Day One of my favorite TV shows is When Calls the Heart on the Hallmark Channel. It is about a schoolteacher Elizabeth Thornton in the
Psalm 130 1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. 2 Lord, hear my voice!Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications! 3 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? 4 But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered. 5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; 6 my soul
Be Still… Give yourself a minute or more to quiet down and be in the presence of God.Breathe deeply and feel the peace that comes upon you. Read… Paul and Timothy, writing to the Philippian Christians, say this: Don’t worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with
Breathe… Close your eyes. Inhale for three seconds, pause, and exhale for three seconds. Take as many breathes like this as you like. Read… John 14:15-31 ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you for ever. This
We are ELCA leaders and pastors from the Treasure Valley and Northwest Intermountain Synod. Together, we are reimagining and revisiting what it is to be church together as we share our gifts through daily devotions, on-line worship experiences, small group connection, prayer, and support. Please subscribe to receive our devotions through email or follow us