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Great Expectations Newsletter – May 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Office of National Mission, the importance of supporting those adult children who are raising their own children, and at the same time, parenting their elderly parents, is discussed. Some ways a congregation can minister to and help these individuals are outlined and explained.

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Great Expectations Newsletter – April 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Office of National Mission, the topic of helping versus enabling older adults in their spiritual lives is discussed. Some ways a congregation can handle the fine line between these two concepts — and, at the same time, equip older adults in a congregation to better care for themselves spiritually — […]

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Great Expectations Newsletter – March 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Office of National Mission, how Americans view death, dying and other end-of-life issues is discussed. Some ways a congregation can help the seniors it serves address and be fully served by these end-of-life views they adopt for themselves are outlined and explained.

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Great Expectations Newsletter – February 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Office of National Mission, the need to care for those members of a congregation who are caregivers for older adults in the parish is discussed. Some of the ways a congregation can encourage these caregivers are then outlined and explained.

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Great Expectations Newsletter – January 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Office of National Mission, insight is provided into the growing perception of society that allowing older people to age in their homes makes sense. Some of the ways this trend impacts a congregation’s ministry to its elderly members are then outlined, along with possible questions a congregation can think about […]

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Great Expectations Newsletter – December 2013

In this issue from LCMS’ Office of National Mission, you are provided insight into how society is changing the definition of traditional grandparent-grandchildren relationships. As these changes evolve over time, a few suggestions are listed as to how churches can help its elderly members build and strengthen healthy grandparent and grandchildren Christian relationships.

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