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  • ELCA presiding bishop’s call to be present


    "We need to show up. We need to stand with and listen to our colleagues and brothers and sisters of color.” ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton shares this message in a video response to shootings in Baton Rouge, La. and St. Paul, Minn. Opening with a reading from the Bible in the 4th chapter of Luke, verses 16-19, she uses the image found there of blindness. "We tend to look at each other with suspicion and fear... We can't see, and we need - we need - to open our eyes." Watch the video here or on FB/Lutherans among other

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  • Our West Virginia neighbors


    On June 23, 2016, a devastating flood hit areas of West Virginia and nearby parts of Virginia, resulting in at least 23 deaths. The flooding was the result of 8 to 10 inches of rain falling over a period of only a few hours, resulting in the third-deadliest flood in West Virginia’s history. The worst of last month's deadly floods were mostly in the southern part of the state. More than 1200 homes and nearly 100 businesses either damaged or destroyed. From Camp Luther in Cowen, W.V., 350 campers and staff were evacuated to a shelter to be reunited with their families. (Compiled from various online reports) “This disaster response will become a long-term project” said an announcement from Lutheran Social Services of the National

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  • Our time together


    The Metro D.C. Synod Assembly convened on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Over 325 Voting Members and visitors took part in the gathering that helps shape ministry among our area congregations. We worshiped together, talked together, listened and shared. Get a flavor of the gathering by searching on #dcsynodasm on Facebook and Twitter, and see photos and read blog posts "From the Floor" offering a quick account of what's happening courtesy of our guest

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  • Called Forward Together in Christ


    Youth, rostered leaders, and all people in the pews of ELCA congregations are asked to participate in a process underway in the ELCA called "Called Forward Together in Christ." Information gathered in this process - through surveys, dialogue opportunities and other venues - will guide the ELCA’s decision making bodies in forming the directions for the future of this church. Being clear about who we are, what we do and what is most important makes a big difference in how we are church together. Adults can find a survey to offer input here: https://www.elca.org/future. Youth can find a survey to offer input here: https://surveys.elca.org/scripts/rws5.pl?FORM=YouthSurvey  . Thanks for your

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  • Getting downtown these days


    Have you heard of "Safetrack?" Activity on local Metrorail lines impacts everyone traveling in the metro D.C. area. Safetrack is a plan to address safety recommendations and rehabilitate the Metrorail system. If you're planning on visiting the synod office, which is located conveniently beside the Judiciary Square Metro stop. you will want to review Safetrack status. A schedule and link on our "Contact/Visit Us" page will tell you

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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 2016. Congregations – please link here.

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