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Israel-Hamas War

Our hearts continue to break as the suffering of the Israel-Hamas War escalates, and the humanitarian crisis becomes more dire. What can we do? Pray. Listen. Learn more. Advocate for humanitarian aid. Share gifts for Lutheran Disaster Response. Consider holding a local gathering for people to come together for prayer, scripture, silence, and care. Please feel

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Pr Naomi's Family

A Message from Bp. Dee Pederson & Synod Minister, Pr. Naomi Mahler

October 23, 2023 Dear friends, A message from Pr. Naomi Mahler’s family- It is with great sadness, hope, gratitude, and many other emotions that Grace, Sofia, and Todd share with you that our loving and wonderful mother and wife, Pastor Naomi Mahler, died in faith Saturday evening, October 21st 2023.   With the steadfast support and guidance

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What You Do Matters

+Bishop Dee PedersonWhat you do matters, friends. Every day, God is doing life-giving things through you. Whether in cities, open-country, or towns, you are being the church in a changing era as God continues to re-form us today.  As I think about each of you and your congregations as you lean into Holy Week, I

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Commission for a Renewed Lutheran Church

At the 2022 Churchwide Assembly, voting members adopted a memorial concerning restructuring the ELCA’s governance. The assembly adopted the following action: To direct the Church Council to establish a Commission for a Renewed Lutheran Church comprised of leaders of diverse representation from all three expressions that, working in consultation with the Conference of Bishops and

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Listen God is Calling

Listen, God Is Calling!

Listen, God is calling!  Throughout the Bible, God calls God’s people to faithful adventures and to leadership and service to God’s people. Think about Moses, called to lead God’s people from slavery in Egypt to the Promised Land.  Remember Miriam, who was called by God to lead her people in victorious song!  Consider the prophet

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