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August Meeting

Thursday, August 6, 2015—12:00 noon

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or send E-mail to luncheon@LutheranLayFellowship.org

Saint Luke Lutheran Church
9100 Colesville Road at Dale Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Nelvin L. Vos
Author

  Photo of Nelvin Vos

Our Faith in Daily Life

When and how does our daily living intersect with our Christian faith? How do the experiences and feelings of daily life (pressures, tensions,conflicts, competition, success, compromise) intersect with the language of faith (discipleship, prayer, the presence of God)? Come explore these topics with our guest speaker, Nelvin Vos, who lives in Maxatawny, PA, is a former Professor of English at Muhlenberg College and writes on the connections between faith and daily life.

Work Matters for our Faith, Nelvin Vos, The Lutheran magazine of the ELCA, Augsburg Fortress, September 2014.
Why do we work? What is the meaning of work? And still further for Christians, how does our work connect, if at all, to our faith? Whether we now have a dream position or feel trapped in our job, how do we look for meaning in what we do? For work is a search for enduring meaning as well as for daily bread.
http://www.thelutheran.org/article/article.cfm?article_id=12192

What Martin Luther Says, Nelvin Vos, The Lutheran magazine of the ELCA, Augsburg Fortress, September 2014.
http://www.thelutheran.org/article/article.cfm?article_id=12191

Connections Adult Study, Norma Cook Everist and Nelvin Vos, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 2011.
Connections is a visit to the worlds God is creating and redeeming today: homes, workplaces, neighborhoods, and places of recreation and volunteer activity. The goals of this experiential learning resource are to help participants meet God in their everyday lives. The creating, redeeming and life-giving God continues graciously to reach out to us. Learning together is making a connection between Martin Luther's catechetical "What does this mean?" of God's Word and the "What in the world does this mean?" of our own lives. That intersection is the place for dynamic learning.
http://www.wartburgseminary.edu/template_resources.asp?id=459

Where in the World Are You: Connecting Faith and Daily Life, Norma Cook Everist and Nelvin Vos, Alban Institute, 1996, ISBN 1-56699-167-6, Library of Congress Catalog Card #95-83894.
This is a good summary work for the subject of ministry in daily life, its dimensions and theological bases. It defines mission as “God’s people working in the world.” It includes reflection sections suitable for group or individual study.

Seven Days a Week: Faith in Action, Nelvin Vos, Fortress Press, February 1985, ISBN 0-8006-1658-8.

Monday's Ministries, The Ministry of the Laity, Nelvin Vos, edited by Raymond Tiemeyer, Parish Life Resources, 1979, Adult Studies #16-462

Monday's Ministries, The Ministry of the Laity, Leader Guide, Nelvin Vos, edited by Raymond Tiemeyer, Parish Life Resources, 1979, Adult Studies #16-463

Faith in the World, Nelvin Vos, co-author with Daniel Pryfogle and Melvin George, Vesper Society, 2009, ISBN 978-1441479204

Ministry in Daily Life, Women of the ELCA Blog, 6/17/2013.
2015-08-06Women-of-the-ELCA-Blog-MINISTRY-IN-DAILY-LIFE_2013-06-17.pdf

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We invite all Lutherans and their friends to join us for this luncheon meeting of Lutheran Lay Fellowship, scheduled for the first Thursday of each month from 12:00 noon till 2:00 p.m. at Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Colesville Road at Dale Drive in Silver Spring, one mile south of the Capitol Beltway at Exit 30. Ample off-street parking is available. Interested persons can make reservations for a delicious lunch by sending their RSVP to luncheon@lutheranlayfellowship.org or by contacting Vicki Porter at 301-229-9884 no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4. The cost of the meal is $9.00, payable at the door.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

September 3 - TBD
October 1 - TBD
November 5 - TBD

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What is the Lutheran Lay Fellowship?

LLF is an organization for women and men, both lay and clergy, active in the Nation's Capital area. “As early as 1936, feeling there was a definite need for closer cooperation between Lutheran laity and clergy, a group of laymen in the Washington, DC. Metropolitan area, organized to hold meetings that would bring pastors and laity closer together. Due to jurisdictional differences as well as ministerial difficulties, very little success was achieved until the fall of 1941. Then the group met and decided to hold a luncheon once a month, invite their friends and bring visitors. The first luncheon was a success, and within three months every Lutheran judicatory was represented…” [From a Lutheran Directory of Metropolitan Washington, DC, published in 1999.]

Today, more than 70 years later, the Lutheran Lay Fellowship of Metropolitan Washington takes pride in knowing that every night, 365 nights each year, more than 700 low income seniors and disabled persons live in safety and friendship in four high rises owned and managed by Fellowship Square Foundation, Inc. By means of annual scholarships and grants, LLF also supports various college and seminary students; it also provides ushering services for major inter-Lutheran events. But most of all, LLF is known far and wide as a place to hear stimulating speakers on timely topics and to make friends from other Lutheran congregations—friendships that last for decades!

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