Please accompany Bishop Jon’s report with the video posted below. You can download the video from our Vimeo webpage by clicking here. What’s a Synod good for? A video to use at 2018 Annual Meetings. Click here to download video.
We are beginning another Listening Project. We will be making time to listen to God, listen to our communities/context and listen to one another in the coming months. You can help your leadership listen to our synod by completing this survey. Secondly, we ask that you would share it with your staff and […]
Grace and gratitude belong together like heaven and earth. Grace evokes gratitude like the voice an echo. Gratitude follows grace like thunder lightning. -Karl Barth – Church Dogmatics The Doctrine of Reconciliation, Volume 4, Part 1: p.41 We celebrate and live in the grace of our God. When people ask me how I am doing, […]
+Bishop Jon V. Anderson The observance of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation is upon us. While we celebrate this milestone we also know God’s reformation continues. We give thanks for the Lutheran Reformation’s gifts and positive impact in reforming God’s Church and world. We lament its mistakes and the damage it caused. We observe […]
Stories of Faith in Action is a free, annual publication highlighting how God is changing lives through the ministries funded by your congregation’s unrestricted offering of Mission Support, which is shared with your synod and the ELCA churchwide organization. Together, we serve God’s people across the United States and around the world through our 9,300 congregations, […]
+Living Lutheran, by John Potter, October 2, 2017. “Las Vegas. There are no words. Just prayers, lament…and the witness of love and life in Jesus Christ. Lord have mercy,” tweeted ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton the morning of Oct. 2, when the world learned of the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas. As we reflect on […]