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9100 Mission Rd
Prairie Village, KS, 66206

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Lutheran Church of the Resurrection is a congregation of the ELCA. Please visit our web page to learn more about us, our community partnerships, and ministries.



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Give OUT Day!

Alix Pridgen

Today is Give OUT Day! A few hours from now, we'll know where ReconcilingWorks places during Give OUT Day and it is amazing to see the support already.

Every gift matters at every level of giving—not only will your support ensure the Reconciling in Christ program and other outreach ministries will continue to serve more people, but your individual support could help ReconcilingWorks win $10,000 in prize grants.

" I need allies in the church to take the initiative to educate the whole congregation, so the onus isn't entirely on me and the one or two other token queer people in the church.”

-Stanford, CA 

The mission and programs of ReconcilingWorks exist becasue of YOU, as people of God, making sure LGBTQ people are welcomed, included and celebrated in the church.

Visit by midnight tonight to show your initiative and support and to bring ReconcilingWorks one step closer to an extra $10,000. Thank you.

May God bless your support of this life changing organization,

Ryan Muralt, Program and Development 

AssociateReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participatio


$21.95 Million Raised for World Hunger!

Alix Pridgen

The Central States Synod (of which we are a part) contributed $859,012 to ELCA World Hunger in 2015! Your hard work, creativity and love for your neighbor has made it possible to grow the program and more completely meet the needs of our neighbors. Thank you! Your generosity has also made the 2015 fiscal year the biggest ever for ELCA World Hunger, with a grand total of $21.95 million raised church-wide!

Holy work...

Alix Pridgen

The Bible is filled with references to work--to occupations and vocations--and people whose faith informs that work. If we list just a few we peer into world in many ways like our own.  There were tent makers, soldiers, politicians and monarchs, teachers, shipbuilders, midwives, healers, potters, spinners and weavers, dancers, priests and religious leaders, public speakers, scribes, guides, shepherds, parents, sowers, reapers, wine-makers, vineyard keepers, managers, jailors, builders, architects, sellers and business owners, servants, overseers, metallurgists, miners, iron workers, artists, cooks, prophets, fortunetellers, astronomers, professional mourners, grave keepers, guards, judges, librarians, dream interpreters, fishermen, musicians, and sailors...  

In the Bible work and faith are inextricably linked; there is no separation between God's work and daily work.  Martin Luther (a 16th century professor and priest) preached that our vocation--our work--was also spiritual and holy work. In his day as in ours people tended to separate the two and that simply isn't biblical. 

How often do you think of your work as God's work?  How often do you think of your workplace as holy?  According to Luther, mucking out the barn and changing the baby's diapers are just as holy--just as sacred--(and often more so) than a priest leading prayers at the altar.  What work do you perform (paid or volunteer--occupational and vocational)?  How does your faith inform what you do? What are the challenges you run into?