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

December 2nd, 2020|

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

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

October 7th, 2020|

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

ELCA World Hunger Accepts Applications for Daily Bread Grants

September 29th, 2020|

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

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

September 28th, 2020|

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

A Pastoral Word on the Grand Jury Decision in Louisville

September 24th, 2020|

September 24, 2020 For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. ― Ephesians 2:14 In response to the grand jury decision in Louisville, Ky., we offer a word of prayer and healing following the decision not to charge police officers for

ELCA Presiding Bishop Responds to Disregard for Human Life and Dignity at Private Detention Facility

September 19th, 2020|

“As Christ on the cross did not lose his dignity, but in fact revealed himself fully in vulnerability, every human who is being mistreated retains the image of God that confers dignity. A society should not deny a person's dignity for any reason.” —ELCA social message “Human Rights,” p. 4 On

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