New ways to prepare

Courtesy of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Synod

Leila Ortiz (right), bishop of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Synod and host of its new podcast, The World Is About to Turn, speaks with guests Karin Selland (left), a Lutheran Volunteer Corps alum, and Chaquita Goode, manager of N Street Village Wellness Center, for an episode recording. The podcast, centered on themes related to Advent, is one of several resources created across the ELCA for the season.

For generations of families, Advent has been known for children’s eager opening of tiny paper windows on an Advent calendar, each window building on the biblical promise of a coming Savior. In many households it’s the weekly lighting of candles on an Advent wreath that heightens the anticipation of Jesus’ birth. As Advent approaches this […]

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