Treasure Valley Prays

Reimagining Church Together

We are ELCA leaders and pastors from the Treasure Valley
and Northwest Intermountain Synod.

Devotions – Look for Wednesday posts throughout the summer.

lenten service

Midweek Lenten Service-3 Join us in a Midweek Lenten Serviceled by King of Glory Lutheran ChurchBoise, Idaho7:00 PM Bulletin Share on facebook Share on twitter

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a mortuary worker

Jesus Falls for the Second Time

Station Seven – A mortuary worker stands at a cemetery And sore must be the storm – Emily Dickinson God of all nations, open our awareness to thesuffering of communities far away. Help us toseek knowledge and understanding of placeswe might never visit. We thank you for themortuary and funeral home workers whomake a resting

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light through trees

Repentance, Patience, Turning Away

The lectionary includes: – Isaiah 55:1-9 – Psalm 63:1-8 – 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 – Luke 13:1-9 This is one of those weeks where the texts assigned are pretty easy to find the connections that the editors of the lectionary intended. Some weeks are not so obvious. The contemplative nature of Lent also offers some focus.

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dry canyon

My Soul Thirsts for You

Verses 1-8 of Psalm 63 are included in this week’s lectionary readings. They express spiritual longing that is like physical longing. O God, you are my God, I seek you,My soul thirsts for you;My flesh faints for you,As in a dry and weary land where this is no water. The psalmist’s soul is thirsty and

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A granddaughter and grandmother hug through a plastic drop cloth hung up on a homemade clothesline in Wantagh, N. Y. It was the first time they had contact since the pandemic began.

Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

Station Six – a grandmother and granddaughter hug through a plastic drop And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard – Emily Dickinson God of everlasting love, We give you thanks for the elders in our communities. Help us to keep them safe, and forgive us for the times when we have chosen our

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Lenten Midweek service

Lenten Mid-week Service us in a Midweek Lenten Service led by Hope Lutheran ChurchEagle, Idaho 7:00 PM Worship Bulletin Share on facebook Share on twitter

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A funeral home worker plays the violin as a deacon holds an umbrella before the cremation of a coronavirus victim at a cemetery in Bogota, Colombia.

Simon Helps Jesus Carry the Cross

Station Five – A funeral home worker plays the violin in mourning And never stops – at all Emily Dickinson Holy God, You came into the world in the vulnerability of a human body. You know us in the womb and you know us at our end. We give thanks for the clergy, deacons, lay

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a woman joyously giving a gift to a man

Called to a Generous Heart

“For where your treasure is, there your heart is also.” (Matthew 6:21) have been attending an online course through Indiana University and the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving. Since January I have been reading and discussing financial giving and practices related to generosity with various leaders in the ELCA and other denominations across the

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tree of life

Tree of Life

13 Happy are those who find wisdom,and those who get understanding, 14 for her income is better than silver,and her revenue better than gold. 15 She is more precious than jewels,and nothing you desire can compare with her. 16 Long life is in her right hand;in her left hand are riches and honour. 17 Her

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Worshipers of Legio Maria in Nairobi…

Jesus Meets His Mother

Station Four – Worshipers of Legio Maria in Nairobi without the words Emily Dickinson Steadfast God,You draw us together to glorify yourhealing name, whether we’re separatedby physical distance or digital divide.May we boldly proclaim your love in allplaces and circumstances. Remind usthat we are bound to one another inChrist’s love regardless of how wegather. Amen. What

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Station 3

Jesus Falls for the First Time

Station Three –  An opera singer And sings the tune Emily Dickinson God of beauty and whimsy, pour out yourvisionary Spirit on all musicians, artists, andcreators. We thank you for those who haveused their gifts to bring comfort and joy in themidst of loss and anxiety. May the grace weencounter in their creativity draw us

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a different perspective


“Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.” (Luke 4: 14) These verses describe the beginning of the Galilean ministry, coming right after the temptation of Jesus in

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footprints over large sand dune

In the Desert

“I have also heard the groaning of the Israelites whom the Egyptians are holding as slaves, and I have remembered my covenant. Say therefore to the Israelites, ‘I am the Lord, and I will free you from the burdens of the Egyptians and deliver you from slavery to them. I will redeem you with an

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A mother and daughter reach out to each other through a glass window at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington. The Seattle-area long-term care facility became ground zero for the West Coast's coronavirus outbreak.

Jesus Accepts the Cross

Station Two – A mother and daughter reach out to each other through a glass window. That perches in the soul – Emily Dickinson Holy Parent and Loving Protector, Heal us from the pain and trauma of separation from our loved ones. Make known the presence of your abiding love to our elders in long-term

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woman feeling alone

That They Might Lovely Be

16th Street NW in Washington, DC, north of the White House and to the Maryland State Line, is sometimes referred to as the street of

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disciples weeping


Several years ago—a lot longer than I want to admit–one of my favorite authors, Phillip Yancy, jolted my thinking about Holy Week, and Holy Saturday

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woman holding a string of lights

Let Your Light Shine!

“This is the crisis we’re in: God-light streamed into the world, but men and women everywhere ran for the darkness. They went for the darkness

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COVID- 19 patient lies in her bed communicating via video

Jesus Dies on the Cross

Station Twelve – A Covid-19 patient attempts to communicate via video.  Yet – never – in Extremity, Emily Dickinson Almighty God, the healing power of

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Midweek Lenten Service

Join a midweek Lenten service premiering on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:00 PM. The service is led by Immanuel Lutheran Church, Boise, ID. We will be following Holden Evening Prayer.

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children playing and laughing


“The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full

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March Madness Mentoring

Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly (& sisterly) love, in honor giving preference to one another. Romans 12:10 In our household March Madness

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