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Rev. Rebecca Boardman is the new Campus Pastor at U of A

The Lutheran Campus Ministry Board at the University of Arizona is pleased and happy to announce that the Grand Canyon Synod has called the Rev. Rebecca Boardman as the new Campus Pastor at the U of A. Rebecca will be relocating to Tucson in early June and plans to join us at the synod assembly. Please keep Pastor Rebecca and the LCM at U of A in your prayers as we continue the transition into this new era of ministry.

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Prayers for Native American Urban Ministry, Phoenix

We lift up the work of Pastor Mary Louise Frenchman and all who help Native American Urban Ministry fulfill its mission: to be a ministry to Urban Native Americans who worship God and believe in their own culture & spirituality; to introduce Christianity to Native Americans who may be curious about it; to provide a healing to Natives that may have been hurt by Christianity in the past.

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In memory of Rev. Gerald J. Mertz

In memory of Rev. Gerald J. Mertz
April 3, 1929 – February 21, 2019

Eternal rest grant unto him , O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him .
May the soul of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Our prayers are with the family of the Rev. Mertz, who lived in Sun City and worshipped at American Lutheran for a number of years.

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Lent begins March 6th, Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a season when God calls us to reflect on the meaning of Christ’s death and resurrection. The imposition of ashes – when you receive ashes in the sign of the cross on your forehead – sets the tone for Lent. Each moment you encounter your reflection, your ashes are a striking reminder that “you are dust, and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19b). But the cross, a symbol of Jesus’ crucifixion, offers hope.

A Lenten prayer: Gracious God, out of your love and mercy you breathed into dust the breath of life, creating us to serve you and our neighbors. Call forth our prayers and acts of kindness, and strengthen us to face our mortality with confidence in the mercy of your Son, Jesus Christ.

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