Latest Lutheranism Stories

2011-06-30 10:00:00

BALTIMORE, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief (LWR), The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (LCMS) and the United Nations Foundation announced on Monday an unprecedented partnership to mobilize Lutherans in the United States in the fight against malaria in Africa. The campaign, called the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI), aims to raise $45 million to contribute toward the global goal of eliminating malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. Malaria, a preventable and...

2011-05-25 11:51:00

Head of the largest Lutheran relief organization visits Minnesota to inspire action against one of the world's most devastating diseases John Nunes brings his message of health and hope to South Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Lutheran World Relief: WHAT: Minneapolis' Calvary Lutheran Church is working with Lutheran World Relief to help end malaria deaths in Africa through the Lutheran Malaria Initiative. Malaria takes...

2011-02-23 10:08:00

BALTIMORE, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week the House of Representatives voted to cut more than $60 billion in U.S. international and domestic spending for the remainder of the current fiscal year. Although supportive of efforts to better steward public funds, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) urges U.S. Lutherans and lawmakers to remember that, when it comes to global relief and development, human lives hang in the balance. LWR President and CEO John Nunes released a letter...

2011-01-06 08:47:00

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Emanuel Lutheran Church urges all members of the community to participate in the 2011 Annual Neighborhood Blood Drive at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 197 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY. The event will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 9 am - 3 pm. "We ended 2010 with a snowstorm which unfortunately closed down many blood donating facilities. It is time for the community to join together and contribute as much as possible to help...

2010-08-23 11:33:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Liberty Lutheran Services (LLS), a century-old non-profit organization with over 1,100 employees dedicated to providing human care services throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, announced Nicholas N. Pournader, Ph.D. has been named Spokesperson and is assisting the organization with key strategic planning and fund raising initiatives. Mr. Pournader is the Chief Operating Officer and CFO of Grant & Eisenhofer PA, a leading class-action...

2010-01-19 18:31:00

BALTIMORE, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A shipment of Lutheran World Relief health kits and layettes left LWR's warehouse in New Windsor, Md., today, to be distributed to Haitian earthquake survivors. LWR partner Church World Service will distribute the shipment of 650 health kits and 1500 layettes, the first of multiple planned shipments to Haiti. LWR has committed material resources valued at nearly $500,000 and plans to send more health kits and layettes, along with quilts and...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'