Fruits of the Spirit

Pick one or two, or the whole basket to get a taste of the fruits of the Spirit during this summer’s Season after Pentecost! The “long, green, growing” season in the church year is when we focus on growing in faith and discipleship as we follow the One who was born, lived, loved, died, lives, and whose Spirit calls us to follow him into lives that bear fruit for a hungry world!

NOTE: Use Galatians 5:22-23 as one of the lessons each Sunday, alongside the Gospel Lesson the preacher has chosen. This series is not tied to the Lectionary, so it can be used by congregations as needed whenever it is helpful.

Finally, check out this Fruit of the Spirit Bible Study resource from the ELCA

Fruits of the Spirit – Love

Writer & Preacher: Pastor Jon Mapa, Assistant to the Bishop

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Fruits of the Spirit – Joy

Writer & Preacher: Bishop Brian Maas

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Fruits of the Spirit – Peace

Writer & Preacher: Pastor Carol Mapa, PMA Administrator

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Fruits of the Spirit – Patience

Writer & Preacher: Pastor Juliet Focken, Assistant to the Bishop

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Fruits of the Spirit – Kindness

Writer & Preacher: Lisa Kramme, Director for Faith Formation

This video and manuscript include an invitation for listeners to take part in a spiritual practice called the Lovingkindness Blessing.  They may be used as a sermon during a worship service, during a small group gathering like a retreat or Bible study, or with an invitation for people to view on their own as a way to reflect on kindness as a fruit of the Spirit and how this fruit shows up and may be fostered in your community.

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Fruits of the Spirit – Generosity

Writer & Preacher: Deacon Timothy Siburg, Director for Mission, Innovation, and Stewardship

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Fruits of the Spirit – Faithfulness

Writer & Preacher: Deacon Sunni Richardson, Director for Leadership Development

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Fruits of the Spirit – Gentleness

Writer & Preacher: Pastor Kristen VanStee, Assistant to the Bishop

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Fruits of the Spirit – Self Control

Writer & Preacher: Pastor Megan Morrow, Assistant to the Bishop

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