in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Our rural people know that this church worships a God who anticipates our needs, who hears our sighs too deep for words, and who calls us into relationships. They know that God hears their distress in times of drought, floods, and low crop prices. God hears their joys at seeing a sunrise, plowing a field, or witnessing a baptism.
So today we say thanks be to God for the strength of our rural churches who are faithful, yet changing. more
Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson