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

Topical Reflection – Wednesday

Christmas Eve tree

Christmas Eve at King of Glory

King of Glory Lutheran Church 3430 N Maple Grove Road Boise ID, 83704  CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES Online Service posted at 4:00 PM In-person: 5:00PM and 7:00 PM MID-WEEK ADVENT IN-PERSON SERVICES December 1, 8, 15 & 22 AT 7:00 PM MID-WEEK ON-LINE DULCIMER EVENING PRAYER SERVICE 7:00 ONLINE

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Christmas Eve Worship at Trinity

Christmas Eve at Trinity

Christmas Eve Services
All are welcome to join in worship at
Trinity Lutheran Church
Located at 8 S. Midland Blvd., Nampa
4:00 p.m. – Family Service &10:00 p.m. – Candlelight Service
At least one service will be streamed on Facebook Live and available soon after on our website.

Sign-Ups are needed to attend in person. Open this post and choose button

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building bigger homes

Finding Room for Jesus

Then [Jesus] told them a parable: “The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, ‘What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?’ Then he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all

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sitting by fireplace

Advent – Be Still and Look Inside

“The success of your Advent can be measured by your belief and awareness of God’s presence in yourself, in others, and all things.” Edward Hays, “Meeting Christ at Broadway and Bethlehem” Edward Hays, “Meeting Christ at Broadway and Bethlehem” “What are you doing for Advent, Heidi-dear?” I was visiting a former high school teacher while

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fresh salad

Eat It Up (or not)

Author’s notes: In growing vegetables for paying customers, one of my biggest concerns is not having enough items to fill the biweekly boxes.  My response to this fear is that the fertility of the soil often produces an abundance that greatly exceeds expectations.  This can lead to another anxiety for CSA members as they receive

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together change the worl

Join With Jesus, Change the World

The word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:‘Prepare

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changing leaves

The Same

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 One of Merriam-Webster’s definitions of “the same” is “someone or something that has not changed: something that is exactly like it was at an earlier time.” In the scripture above we are being reassured that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday (the past),

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pivot in the road

Pivot

It began with an email from the directors of Holden Village, where I was about to volunteer for three weeks. Things were changing in the village once again due to COVID-19. More stringent practices would be reinstated. Everyone who lives, works, visits or volunteers there must be vaccinated. It is in fact the safest place

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Midweek Advent

Advent at Trinity Lutheran Church

Midweek Advent at Trinity
December 1, 8, and 15 at 7PM
We will worship Wednesdays, Dec. 1, 8, and 15 at 7PM using Holden Evening Prayer.

Longest Night at Trinity
December 21, 7PM

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Mary Joseph and baby Jesus

You Have More Treasures Than You Think

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is

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crazy shopping on black friday

little black fridays

I continue to be impressed at the lengths that people will go to save money on purchasing the gifts during the Christmas season. Black friday is a perfect example. Frankly, I haven’t ever been in the black friday rush—I don’t even know, with the month-long extended internet blitz, whether people go to the lengths they used to with the brick and mortar stores. They used to camp out in lines, sometimes for an entire night, just to secure the closest spot to the door. Others would wake incredibly early. Come morning, the mad rush began as people run to get to the big deals.

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church attendance

Why Are You Still Going to Church?

I’ll Venture that You Have Some Very Good Reasons Others Would Like to Hear! In early November, Anthony Robinson, a United Church of Christ pastor, consultant, and blogger, pointed me to an October 2021 article in Christianity Today that I’ve been pondering all month. The article has the intriguing title “Empty Pews are an American Public

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welcoming table

Welcomed at the Table

As I begin the week of this Thanksgiving holiday, I am filled with positive childhood memories of great family time, while also being stirred about what this holiday can mean to others different than me and those who do not feel included, valued, or seen with these celebrations. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday as I

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Christmas Eve Worship

Redeemer and Grace Christmas

Redeemer Lutheran Church 2920 Cassia Street Boise, ID Grace Lutheran Horseshoe Bend 405 ID-550 Horseshoe Bend, ID Christmas Eve Christmas Eve Outdoor Gathering at Redeemer

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Immanuel Lutheran Christmas

Immanuel Lutheran Church 707 W Fort St. Boise, ID 83702 208-344-3011 Christmas Eve Services 4:30 (full) 7:30 and 10:00 PM Please contact the church office

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nativity scene

What Did The Shepherds See?

In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. (Luke 2:8) The Luke account offers some interesting

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Christmas Eve Services

Hope Eagle Christmas

Hope Lutheran Church 331 North Linder Road Eagle, Idaho 83616 Service of Remembrance Tuesday, December 21 7 PM Indoors Christmas Eve Services Friday, December 24

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Christmas tree, card, lights

Mindful of the Moment

As I write this reflection, I am aware and appreciative of the time of year we are in. This season of Advent, preparing for Christmas,

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Christmas Eve Worship at Trinity

Christmas Eve at Trinity

Christmas Eve Services
All are welcome to join in worship at
Trinity Lutheran Church
Located at 8 S. Midland Blvd., Nampa
4:00 p.m. – Family Service &10:00 p.m. – Candlelight Service
At least one service will be streamed on Facebook Live and available soon after on our website.

Sign-Ups are needed to attend in person. Open this post and choose button

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building bigger homes

Finding Room for Jesus

Then [Jesus] told them a parable: “The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, ‘What should I do, for I

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