Similarly, in baptism, you received the sign of the cross on your forehead. Many of us begin our Christian life with baptism, called “to live among God’s faithful people, to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper, to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, to serve all people, following the example of Jesus, and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth” (ELW 236). In the ELCA, we describe these instructions as faith practices to guide our daily living. But what do faith practices mean? And how do we practice them?
This Lent, as you begin your journey toward the baptismal waters of Easter, we invite you to take up faith practices as a spiritual discipline. Each week leading up to Easter, you’ll find new educational content on the ELCA’s Facebook page that offers insight into how you can integrate faith practices into your daily life.
To receive these updates, visit the ELCA’s Facebook page and “like” the page. Already liked our page? Make sure you’ve turned on notifications to receive ELCA posts in your newsfeed. Even if you’re not on Facebook, you can view the posts by visiting the ELCA’s Facebook page.
You can also learn more about the ELCA’s faith practices by downloading the guide “Faith Practices in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.”