17 Oct 2023 0 Comment

Lisa Polito to Step Aside; Search Begins for New Executive Director

Dear Beloved Friends of the LDA, It's time. I have loved nearly every day of my 22 years at the LDA! After leading this organization as Executive Director since 2008, it's time for me to step aside and for someone new to love and serve...
19 Jan 2023 0 Comment

DeacPost “Home”

“Jesus answered him, 'Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.'” John 14:23 This past summer was one of transition. In May, we left our home on Haida...
8 Dec 2022 0 Comment

DeacPost “Earth Time Is God’s Time “

“Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and late rains.” James 5:7 We’re in the darkness of winter in...
27 Oct 2022 0 Comment

DeacPost “Crossing the Road”  by Deaconess Kristin Lewis

“Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. ‘Teacher,’ he said, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ He said to him, ‘What is written in the law? What do you read there?’ He answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God...
20 Oct 2022 0 Comment

DeacPost “Suspicion”

If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Romans 12:18 Suspicion is running wild these days. We are suspicious of those of a different race, color, or sexual orientation. We're suspicious of people who...
13 Oct 2022 0 Comment

DeacPost ” Deaconess Garb Through the Years”

On the second Thursday of the month, DeacPost will feature a look back over our 100+ years of service to the church and world. Deaconesses from the class of 1969 sport variations of blue and white dresses with a cross patch on the...
6 Oct 2022 0 Comment

DeacPost “Piles of Stuff”

And he said to them, ‘Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.’Luke 12:15 NRSV I opened the box with excitement! We’d been living in our new home...
29 Sep 2022 0 Comment

DeacPost “Trust”

“O God, our caring creator, make us bold to trust you as beloved children.” The Diaconal Litany When I was 10 years old, my family moved a short distance from the city of Chicago to a nearby suburb. The move was very traumatic. I had...
15 Sep 2022 0 Comment

DeacPost “LDA Students – Then and Now”

"Throwback Thursday"  On the third Thursday of the month, DeacPost will feature a look back over our 100+ years of service to the church and world. LDA Students - Then & Now “The towel shapes itself around the foot – the...
8 Sep 2022 0 Comment

DeacPost “Left, Right & Center”

 “Pilate asked him, 'What is truth?" John 18:38 These days, Pilate's famous question seems appropriate when one tries to discover what is really true. A new term, ‘misinformation’ (aka Fake News) has been coined by those who want...