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  • Nurturing generosity


    Hearty applause for giving? Yes! We had 35 people from 15 congregations attend the well-received first Stewardship Campaign Workshop this past weekend, but you have another chance to take part on Saturday, March 21 from 9:30-12:30 at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Silver Spring, Md. One thing those gathered can say with confidence: Financial giving is a part of a healthy spiritual life with God and this community. Sign-up to join the next Stewardship Campaign Workshop with Paul

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  • Ecumenical Advocacy Days


    Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) is an annual gathering focused on educating and mobilizing the Christian community to advocate for issues that bear witness to justice, peace and integrity of creation. Join over 1,000 Christian advocates gathering in D.C. to build momentum around "Breaking the Chains: Mass Incarceration and Systems of Exploitation," the 13th annual EAD's theme. On April 17-20 workshops, displays, worship and speakers will occur in Crystal City and additional sites. Opportunities for Lutherans to network are publicized by ELCA Advocacy. ELCA Denominational time: On Saturday evening, April 18th, gather together for fellowship and discussion about the ELCA’s Social Statement “The Church and Criminal Justice: Hearing

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  • Egg hunting?


    If filling an Easter basket is part of your families festivities, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has fairly-traded, organic, egg-shaped chocolates among their Equal Exchange options. LWR works with partners in 35 countries to help people grow food, improve health, strengthen communities, end conflict, build livelihoods and recover from disasters. Consider purchasing your coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar and snacks from Equal

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  • #Lent2015 reflections in pictures


    Several synods brainstormed a way to witness through the 40 days of Lent with a photo-a-day activity. Does an image come to mind? #DUST. #PROCLAIM. #SIGN. #TRANSGRESSION. #LISTEN. Take part by searching the hashtag of the daily word for your own reflection, and consider taking a photo which pulls you into the day's word to your favorite social media platform to share with others, sharing with the hashtag #lent2015. More information at

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  • Tangible table teaching tool


    Pray for countries in the news and help find your sponsored missionary's country with the Global Church PlaceMap. It is a FREE resource. Excellent for use as a display, coloring sheet, placemat at global mission dinners, or an educational introduction to www.ELCA.org/map. DOWNLOAD a copy at www.ELCA.org/resources/globalchurch. ORDER printed PlaceMaps in pads of 100 maps each. (Request the number of pads you want: 1 = 100 maps, 2 = 200, etc.) Request 1 or 2 pads (100 or 200 maps) with FREE shipping and handling at 800-638-3522 or RISelca.org. For larger orders, shipping and handling charges will apply; please call 800-638-3522, ext.

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The BEST of intentions! “Statements of Intent” can now be registered online, and they are foundational for planning our ministry partnership in 2015. Congregations – please link here.

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