Category: ELCA

February 8, 2019

ELCA World Hunger Lent & VBS Materials Available

This ​Lent, walk with ELCA World Hunger as our church prepares us for the ministry God calls us to this season – the ministry of hope, liberation and restoration for our world. The practices of Lent – repentance, prayer and fasting, sacrifical giving and works of love – will guide our weekly journey. To access...

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February 6, 2019

2019 ELCA Advocacy Policy Priorities

God is calling us into the world to serve together. Shaped by the ELCA’s social teaching documents and experiences of its congregations, ministries and partners, the ELCA advocates to end world hunger and stands up for policies that create opportunities to overcome poverty, promote peace and dignity, and preserve God’s creation. Introduced by the ELCA...

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December 17, 2018

SEPA Bishop Davenport Honored

Bishop Patricia A. Davenport was honored recently with citations from Mayor Jim Kenney and the state House of Representatives at a reception at City Hall on Dec. 13.  Various city officials shared remarks during the ceremony. State Rep. Joanna McClinton, a Democrat who represents the 191st District covering parts of Philadelphia and Delaware County, read...

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October 4, 2018

Farm Bill Update

Despite efforts by leadership in the House and Senate Agriculture committees, Congress failed to reauthorize the farm bill by the Sept. 30 deadline. With the prior law now expiring, dozens of programs will stop and many others placed on hold. Long-standing authorized programs such as crop insurance and SNAP will continue, as long as they...

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October 3, 2018

October 9 is the Last Day To Register To Vote in PA

October 9 is the last day to register to vote in the November 2018 mid-term election.  Encourage your students and folks who are unable to be in town on November 6 to sign up for an absentee ballot. You can register in person or online. Be sure your friends and neighbors are registered! Click here...

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September 28, 2018

Policy Council Gathers for Annual Retreat

The LAMPa Policy Council recently gathered at Camp Hebron, Halifax, for their annual retreat. This year’s retreat goals included building a sense of call to the ministry of LAMPa as the body of Christ. In addition, the group reviewed the mission of LAMPa and reflected on its relationship to scripture, our baptismal call, the ELCA...

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September 28, 2018

Lutherans Share Their Voices for God’s Work. Our Hands Sunday

ELCA congregations across Pennsylvania shared their voices for God’s Work. Our Hands Sunday by addressing letters to legislators, federal and state, advocating on behalf of those whose voices may not always be heard. As a result of their thoughtful advocacy service, several hundred letters were shared with state and federal lawmakers. In addition to participating...

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August 31, 2018

Bishop Eaton Issues Statement on Our Calling to Care for Creation

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) members pray and care for God’s marvelous creation every day. We also join the global Christian community each Sept. 1 to Oct. 4 to mark the Season of Creation. This season starts with a World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation, an invitation to focus our worship, our...

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August 24, 2018

ELCA World Hunger Video Highlights PA Hunger Advocates

ELCA World Hunger recently released a new video featuring Feast of Justice in Philadelphia. Feast of Justice is dedicated to empowering the transformation of individuals, families, and communities through their hunger programs, education programs, and life skills/counseling programs. To learn more click here. ELCA World Hunger prioritizes ministry work that is transformative, holistic and integrated. For...

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August 19, 2018

New State Hotline Connects Flood Victims to Lutheran Disaster Response

Pennsylvanians seeking assistance in the wake of this summer’s widespread flooding are connecting with Lutheran Disaster Response and other service agencies through a new hotline unveiled by Gov. Tom Wolf. “Disaster responding organizations like LDR-Eastern PA are grateful for Governor Wolf’s efforts to help those affected by recent flooding in Pennsylvania,” said Julia Menzo, Director...

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