Category: ELCA

LAMPa Program Director Begins New Chapter

LAMPa Program Director Lynn Fry will conclude her service with LAMPa in January 2021. She has served in the position for three years. Early in the New Year she will transition to a new position at United Lutheran Seminary (ULS), serving as the Coordinator of Stewardship and Donor Relations. Reflecting on her LAMPa tenure Lynn...

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Bishop Eaton Responds to Events in U.S. Capitol

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton responded to events in the U.S. Capitol on Epiphany with prayer and a call for the faithful to stand together and speak out against division and violence threatening our democracy. “The right to assemble and the right to free speech are enshrined in the Bill of Rights,” said Eaton in...

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ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton Shares Christmas Message

The room was spare and dimly lit. We sat on folding chairs in a circle—young Honduran women and some of us from the ELCA. We had come to Honduras to observe the work of AMMPARO (Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities). This is the ELCA’s strategy to help youth who have been...

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ELCA joins ecumenical partners in Advent message: Churches Beyond Borders Advent Call to Address Racism and White Supremacy

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and leaders of The Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada have joined together to offer the following Advent message: Churches Beyond Borders Advent Call to Address Racism and White Supremacy John the...

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ELCA Future Church Design Affirmed by ELCA Church Council

The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has affirmed the proposed Future Church design that is focused on a renewed purpose to activate the entire church so that more people may know the way of Jesus and discover community, justice and love. The council, which serves as the ELCA’s board of...

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Bishop Eaton Shares Post Election Message

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton speaks to the church about the election in a video message. The following is the video transcript: Today, the uncertainty of this election is causing anxiety and stress for many, not only in our church, but also across our nation and around the world.  Even...

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ELCA Provides Worship Resources for a National Election

Many of us feel pulled to prayer in the lead up to the election. The new ELCA Worship resource, “Worship Resources for a National Election” contains crafted prayers and suggestions for sacred music to guide worship, prayer, vigils, and devotions preceding or following the election. These resources are offered in PDF and Word formats, to...

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Women of the ELCA Release Updated Resource: “Called to be Political (But I Don’t Want to be Political!)”

Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)  have released a new updated version of  “Called to Be Political (but I don’t want to be political!)”. This resource, easily adapted for virtual use, is designed to be used with Faith Formation, Sunday School, young adult or small group gatherings.  It may be downloaded from...

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ELCA World Hunger Accepts Applications for Daily Bread Grants

ELCA World Hunger’s Daily Bread Matching Grants support congregations and their partners as they work toward a just world where all are fed. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregations with feeding ministries are eligible to participate. Submit your application today! As part of the ELCA’s continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this fall more than...

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How Congregations Can Help Reduce Election Chaos, Increase Safety for Voters

Although some parts of Pennsylvania’s election process are still being litigated, there are ways in which ELCA congregations and parishioners can offer assistance now to reduce stress and increase confidence in a system already dealing with existing and proposed changes in voting laws, significant election official turnover and glaring national attention tied to the commonwealth’s...

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