5 Dec 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Advent Week 1

For the Advent and Christmas season, our DeacPosts will feature prayers from the Iona Community in Scotland. We will resume our regular format in January. Today's image is from "Hope was Heard Singing" by Sally Foster-Fulton, Wild Goose...
2 Dec 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Johnna Georgia

Historically, deaconess students were required to have a Bachelor’s degree in Theology, along with taking classes in deaconess studies.  As the educational requirements adapted to the changing demographics of the LDA, students who had...
27 Nov 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “A Thanksgiving Poem” Deaconess Jess McCallum

On this eve Of Thanksgiving day Many are traveling Cars delayed. Some gather with family, Others with friends. Some follow traditions, Others role with new trends. Food is prepared, Drinks are served Dishes all...
21 Nov 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Seek Justice” Deaconess Eva Schindhelm

“learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.” Isaiah 1:17 In preparation for a family history quest in Vermont, I reviewed a travel guide book. Of particular interest were notations...
18 Nov 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – LDA Leadership

The following article was written and compiled by Deaconess Diane Greve The social norms of our society often inform our own worldview.  The LDA has known the impact of social changes over these 100 years as the role of women in...
14 Nov 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – “Tis a Fearful Thing”

'Tis a Fearful Thing ‘Tis a fearful thing to love what death can touch. A fearful thing to love, to hope, to dream, to be – to be, And oh, to lose. A thing for fools, this, And a holy thing, a holy thing to love. For your...
11 Nov 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Marilyn Kelso

This story was presented at the LDA’s Centennial Banquet on Friday, November 8, 2019, written by Marilyn and read by Deaconess Eva Schindhelm. While Marilyn Kelso has lived most of her life in Wisconsin, Marilyn Schulz grew up in...
7 Nov 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Stillness, Prayer, and Candles” Deaconess Claire Schoepp

"Be still and know that I am God!" (NRSV) Psalm 46:10 You don't need a candle to pray, but if you're an easily distractible, extremely busy, over-scheduled fifth or sixth-grader, a candle can't hurt. Perhaps it's just the pace of...
4 Nov 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – LORD, WHOSE LOVE IN HUMBLE SERVICE: A Brief History of Lutheran Deaconesses and Music

The following article was written by Deaconess Dawn Riske, with input from Deaconesses Robie Hillhouse and Edie Eickemeyer It has been overheard: “Oh, I wanted to be a Lutheran Deaconess, but I didn’t think I could.  I don’t sing...
31 Oct 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Keep the Poor With You” Deaconess Deb Lennox

"For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me." (NRSV) Matthew 26:11 Squarely, in front of the doors of the Central Bank of Costa Rica, in San Jose, stands the sculpture "Monument Los Presentes" (Monument To...