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  • Malaria campaign goal reached!


    "Please spread the word that the Malaria Campaign has reached its goal, and thanks to all who have contributed!" says Dorothy Sorrell, synod ELCA Malaria Campaign coordinator. "We are honored to accompany our global companions in the Lutheran churches in Africa in their work to make malaria history," says ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton. “We began the Malaria Campaign in the depths of the Great Recession and at a time of considerable turmoil in this church. The goal of raising $15 million might have sounded improbable at the time, but our people responded generously." Although the fundraising goal of $15 million has been met, our commitment to ending deaths from this preventable, treatable disease has not. Additional gifts

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  • Life course not in catalog


    "In a college atmosphere of competition and an intense focus on individual performance, Jesus’ words of love and grace are even more important for students to hear and embody," says the Rev Ray Ranker, chaplain at the University of Maryland in College Park. Connect yourself or students in your life and your congregation to Lutheran Campus Ministry - here in our area and across the country. Find out more in Chaplain Ranker's guest blog post, "Nourishment on campus." IMAGE from "The Humble Walk," a video describing a student worship opportunity. View in full at

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  • Explore Lutheran colleges – at once


    Informal and designed to encourage questions and conversations, the Lutheran College Fair coming to Fairfax, Virg. on Sun. Sept. 27 is for interested students and families of all faith backgrounds. Each event begins with a presentation about financial aid and how to make a private college education affordable.  Afterwards, attendees have the chance to meet with any or all of the colleges represented. While students of all ages are welcome, 10th – 12th graders and their parents will find the fairs especially useful. The event in Fairfax will happen at Lord of Life Lutheran Church from 4:30-7:30 p.m. More on

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  • Is Pastor’s cell phone a biz expense?


    Church treasurers manage a lot. Housing allowances, tax reporting, software choices and designated contributions are only a few of the topics to be addressed by the CLAIM Treasurer's Forum hosted by the ELCA Delaware-Maryland Synod, and local church treasurers, finance committee members and pastors are invited to hear a knowledgeable presenter, the Rev. Dick Goodlin, at the event in Baltimore on the morning of Sat. Oct. 10. "This seminar will answer many questions that I get in the synod office,” says John Handley, our synod treasurer. Flyer with details and reservation instructions available on the Extras

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  • Luther Reading Challenge


    Ever been in an online book discussion guided by the 8th Commandment? More than 1600 people have already joined an online community to read and discuss Luther's theology in preparation for the Reformation jubilee in October 2017. Lots to delve into with the Luther Reading Challenge. Our roots have been a topic of the 2015 Synod Assembly, and we thank the Rev. Dr. Sarah Hinlicky Wilson for bringing this effort she's coordinating to our attention. Find other ideas as observance of the Reformation anniversary from the synod's Luther 2017

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