eConnection weekly email of the
Rocky Mountain Synod

November 23, 2010 

Our Thanksgiving Prayer
Lord use our voices, our hands, our lives

We lift our voices, we lift our hands,

we lift our lives up to you:
we are an offering.
Lord, use our voices,
Lord use our hands,
Lord use our lives,
they are yours:
we are an offering.
(ELW 692, text by Dwight Liles)

During these holy days of giving thanks, we extend a word of grateful appreciation for the tapestry of ministries that weave our congregations together, provide for compassionate outreach here and throughout the world, and together proclaim a Gospel message of grace and gratitude. We are ever thankful for your prayers and your partnership.

Bishop Allan Bjornberg
Cheryl Almquist, Daniel Bollman, Madelyn Busse,
Willie Hobbs, Ruth Hoffman, Janice Ladd-Horkey, Jim Hytjan, Kent Mueller, Brad Wood, Lynda Staats

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Constitution revisions announced for 2011 Assembly consideration

Katherine Cruson, secretary of the Rocky Mountain Synod, has announced a series of proposed constitution changes to be presented for consideration at the 2011 Synod Assembly, May 12-14, in Colorado Springs at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.


The proposed changes clarify and correct constitutional language as well as incorporate a continuing resolutions about background checks for synodical officers.

Any questions about the revisions may be sent to Katherine Cruson, Synod Secretary 12906 E. Villanova Dr., Aurora, CO 80014 or by email   or 303-696-7430.

Download the proposed constitutional changes.


Advent online/email resources

Luther Seminary invites you to subscribe to daily email Advent devotions or download a printable copy.

Jan Miller is writing weekly reflections using the texts from the lectionary for the Sundays in Advent to reflect on her  trips to Israel and Palestine-memories of the "living stones" she encountered on her travels, the people of the land today. Read her blog.

Rishmawi at Our Savior's Lutheran Church

Focus on Bethlehem: A Palestinian Christian Speaks About Life in the West Bank and Gaza

Sunday, November 28, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church,
915 E. 9th Ave, (at Emerson)

Denver, CO 80218


George Rishmawi, a Palestinian non-violence peace activist from Beit Sahour, is Coordinator for Siraj, Center for Holy Land Studies. He organizes the Palestine Encounter programs which bring International visitors to Palestine for firsthand experience living with Palestinian families and working with Palestinian activists-the walking trips along the "Nativity Trail" and "Abraham Path." He also has expertise in non-typical tourism activities including cultural tours, political mission and environmental hiking tours. He brings an update of what is happening among Christian Palestinians in the Bethlehem area, including the diminishing Christian community and issues of sharing natural resources. 


Friends of Sabeel and Bright Stars of Bethlehem will also have a Christmas market table with olive wood, oil and soaps from Palestine for sale. For more information, please visit the Sabeel website or contact Doug Wheeler by email or call him at 303-477-6284.


Communications Staff
Rocky Mountain Synod
800-525-0462 / 303-777-6700

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