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About EncourAGEnet

EncourAGEnet's purpose is linking, equipping, encouraging, and celebrating post-retirement service.

 

LEA EncourAGEnet was established in 2008. Among the Network's goals are to

·        prepare LEA members for post-retirement service

·        showcase examples of post-retirement service options

·        disseminate information about opportunities for service and resource people and  materials

·        encourage LEA connection to non-members by offering access to an e-mail distribution list, website, and Shaping the Future magazine.

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EncourAGEnet Bulletin



This week’s “retired” devotion: “Never Just a…” from 2010. Want another devotion? Today is Ascension Day—with a devotion of its own. See Uprising.

Where is God in all this suffering? Martin Luther Helps Us See Divine Love in Pandemic Suffering (Ron Rittgers in CT).

Jesus loves me… The Power of a Small Corner will warm both mind and heart (Ward Tanneberg).

You have an important role… Why Older Women Must Invest in Younger Women in Your Church (Chuck Lawless in ChurchLeaders).

On the optimistic side… “There could not be a better time to highlight hope as the theme for Christian education in the Lutheran church, in the United States, and around the world.” What would lead Jonathan Laabs to write that? Find out in New Hope for Lutheran Education (Shaping the Future).

Visit the Pandemic Poetry Plaza. Consider sending ed.grube@lea.org an original poem that touches on your pandemic experiences. Student poems are welcome too. We will post them—sometimes with a little light editing. Credit given by first names and age, when appropriate. Biblical and faith elements are encouraged.

May 21, 2020


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This week’s “retired” devotion: “Like Gods and Goddesses” from 2004. Want another devotion? See Faith Living in a Faith-Denying World (Gregory Seltz for LCRL).

Some deep thinking… Sometimes the Life of Faith is Just Walking, Not Fainting (Trevin Wax in TGC).

Prayer potential… 20 Prayers to Pray During This Pandemic (Jen Pollock Michel in CT). And here is one more: A Prayer for Our World (Keith Haney in The Light Breaks Through).

LEA today… LEA continues to serve educators in Lutheran schools. Want to see one way we’re doing it? See these YouTube clips:
Reimagining Assessment in the Year of COVID-19… LEA’s Teachers to Teachers YouTube presentations: Report Cards 2020, Shining Assessment Light in a Different Corner, and Looking Ahead to Next Year. Features your colleagues in Lutheran schools.

Visit
the Pandemic Poetry Plaza. Consider sending ed.grube@lea.org an original poem that touches on your pandemic experiences. Student poems are welcome too. We will post them—sometimes with a little light editing. Credit given by first names and age, when appropriate. Biblical and faith elements are encouraged.

May 14, 2020

 

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