Category: ELCA

Take the ELCA Anti-Racism Pledge & View the Emanuel Nine Prayer Service

The ELCA Prayer Service for Commemoration of the Emanuel Nine was held on June 17, 2020, the fifth anniversary of the evening nine people were shot and killed during a...

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ELCA Presiding Bishop Responds to Supreme Court Decision on DACA Program

June 18, 2020 This church urges “flexible and humane ways for undocumented persons who have been in this country for a specified amount of time to be able to adjust...

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Bishop Eaton Shares Message: This is the Day

June 5, 2020 “Out of my distress I called on the Lord” (Psalm 118:5). We are a nation in distress. We are a church in distress. The coronavirus has killed...

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ELCA Presiding Bishop Calls on Church To Observe National Day of Mourning

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has called on the church to join with faith communities across the United States in...

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ELCA Reaffirms Commitment to Combat Racism and White Supremacy

May 29, 2020   What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8).   The...

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Commemoration of the Emanuel Nine — June 17

As part of the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, voting members adopted a resolution designating June 17  as a commemoration of the martyrdom of the Emanuel 9—the nine people shot and...

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ELCA Presiding Bishop Issues Pastoral Message on COVID-19 Racism and White Supremacy

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. —  I...

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ELCA Bishop Elizabeth Eaton Shares Earth Day Message

April 2020 Sin and captivity, manifest in threats to the environment, are not the last word. God addresses our predicament with gifts of ‘forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation’ (Luther,...

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2020 National Census Kick Off Day – April 1: Be Certain Everyone Counts in Pennsylvania!

April 1, 2020 is National Census Day. By this date, every home will have received their invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. When you respond to the Census, you...

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Third COVID-19 Aid Package Passed and Signed: Thank You for Taking Action!

On March 27, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, H.R. 748 (CARES Act), a third economic aid package to help bring direct relief to families, reinforce...

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