We’re excited to announce we have a brand NEW mobile guide for you to use at the synod assembly! Get the App/Guide to access the most up-to-date information for the synod assembly. This guide is easy to use, has all the pre-assembly materials, plus fun photos about our assembly prep. Get the app and start […]
This month’s theme: Stewardship of community Created by Rev. Rob Blezard Copyright © 2019, Rev. Robert Blezard. Reprinted by permission. Pastor Blezard works as content editor for www.stewardshipoflife.org and serves as an assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod and. He blogs at www.thestewardshipguy.com.
Assembly Highlights! Our ELCA representative, Rev. Brenda Smith, Program Director, ELCA Faith and Book of Faith, will challenge us to dig deeper into our faith as we go through our everyday life. Our Bible study leader, Deanna Thompson, professor of Religion at Hamline University, will cover topics ranging from Martin Luther and feminism, scriptural interpretation, […]
+Bishop Jon V. Anderson, Part of the work of Lent is intensifying our fight against sin. How have you been working on that? We all have our personal work to do. We also are a part of systems and structures that are as broken and sinful as we all are. The ancient church was clear […]
Whose inbox isn’t full? We don’t want you to miss out on synod news. Here are archived e-newsletters from the start of this year. 2019 Archived E-Newsletters E-newsletter – January 4, 2019 E-newsletter – January 10, 2019 E-newsletter – January 17, 2019 E-newsletter – January 23, 2019 E-newsletter – January 29, 2019 E-newsletter – February […]
Pr. Larry Strenge, SW MN Synod Director for Evangelical Mission, opens the ELCA StewardCast this month with his talk about stewardship in smaller membership congregations. His presentation is about 17 minutes long. It could be used at council, stewardship or even for a sermon time in the days ahead. Check it out! Another great resource – ELCA […]
Endowment Fund Congregational Mission Grants for 2020 Endowment Fund Mission Statement Empower and support the congregations of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA enabling growth in Christian faith and service to God’s people. Focus of the 2020 grant program The Southwestern Minnesota Synod Endowment Fund grant program for 2020 is looking for projects in […]
(Formerly the Lilly Project) We have a new name! A goal of the Lilly Project is that it will be a part of our synod’s life for the long term and not something that ends after three or six years. Though the Lilly Project has become identifiable to many after three years of work, we […]