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20 “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us,[a] so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. – John 17:20-23

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Mindfulness as a Way of Life

At its essence, mindfulness is the ability to be fully present – aware of where you are and what you are doing – without judgment. We possess the basic ability to live mindfully. In this podcast, Deacon Marsha Roscoe shares why mindfulness is important and a focus in 2023.

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Creative Connections With Carol Caring

Connect with Carol Caring every third Saturday of each Month for a Communities of Hope Service. Visit her blog to stay up to day with opportunities and resources!

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We have created a YouTube Playlist for each of the LSS Mission Priorities. These playlists are filled with videos and resources for you to use.

Click on the video to watch the playlist for Fostering Spiritual Wellness!

Suzanne M. Accardo, M.Ed., owner of The Yoga Place, and member of Bergstrasse Lutheran Church, recently partnered with Bergstrasse to renovate unused building space to offer yoga, meditation, grief recovery counseling, and a variety of other body, mind, and spirit practices.  Embracing the principles of counseling, yoga, and meditation, she began a spiritual journey leading to greater equanimity, peace, and passion to teach others . She holds a master’s degree in Education with a concentration in Counseling from Boston University, is a certified Life Coach through the International Coaching Academy (ICA), and an Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist.  With over 20 years of experience, she draws on her knowledge as a Family Life Educator, Grief Recovery Specialist, Meditation and Yoga Instructor.  Suzanne is passionate about her work and has a special interest in supporting those who find themselves struggling to find joy in life, feel stuck or uncertain of what direction to take. For more information about her workshops and classes, visit The Yoga Place online, or she can be reached at 717-336-5299.

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Spiritual Directors

For a list of recommended spiritual directors, please contact Marty Shifflett at mshifflett@lss-elca.org.

Christa Hesselink

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Allen Proctor

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Rev. Kyndall Rauthaus

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Rev. Solveig Nilsen-Goodi

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Emotional Wellbeing Counselors

Allie KochertRoot Grow Thrive

Allie Kochert, MA, LPC, CSD, owner of Rooted Growth Counseling and Root Grow Thrive, is a spiritual director and psychotherapist. Her therapy and spiritual direction is decidedly embodied and focused on mind-body-spirit connection. She is owner of Root Grow Thrive, dedicated to supporting helpers, healers, and those in ministry leadership. She offers spiritual direction and soul care groups, and is passionate about supporting people in ministry, maintaining their resiliency and preventing burnout so they can grow and thrive in their vocations.

Pastor Henry Herbener

Pastor Henry Herbener, a Lower Susquehanna Synod retired pastor, has extensive counseling background and experience and would be happy to meet with rostered ministers who feel they need counseling.

Additional Counselors

Debbie Doubrava

LCSW

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Ellen Dionna

Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director

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Samaritan Counseling Center

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More Spiritual Directors

Rev. Solveig Nilsen-Goodi

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Kyndall Rauthaus

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Christa Hesselink

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Allen Proctor

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Marsha Roscoe

Marsha is an assistant to the bishop for spiritual wellness, mission and communications and is founder of Breathing in Christ. Marsha has spent most of her working life helping others fall in love with Jesus over and over again. An ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran in America (ELCA), she has taught and ministered in areas of spiritual formation and missional outreach for nearly two decades.