Thursday, August 6, 201512:00 noon
to RSVP for Luncheon
or send E-mail to
Saint Luke Lutheran Church
9100 Colesville Road at
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Nelvin L. 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.
What Martin Luther Says, Nelvin Vos, The Lutheran magazine of the
ELCA, Augsburg Fortress, September 2014.
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.
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 Gods 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
Monday's Ministries, The Ministry of the Laity, Leader Guide,
Nelvin Vos, edited by Raymond Tiemeyer, Parish Life Resources, 1979, Adult
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,
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
September 3 - TBD
October 1 - TBD
November 5 -
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What is the Lutheran
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
[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 congregationsfriendships that last for decades!
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Effective August 2011, the previous month's Meeting Minutes will be
posted in the ARCHIVE section of our website, www.LutheranLayFellowship.org
Announcements will continue to be mailed to dues-paying members who do not have
an E-mail address.
If you are not interested in receiving notices from the LLF, please
reply to this note with a subject line of REMOVE and if applicable, specify who
in your congregation should receive notices.