Living Our Mission

The Synod Council adopted a new mission statement for our synod as you see above. This mission was not adopted to stay in our minutes and posted on our website never to be looked at again. It is our mission to live into as synod together, even now, especially now. 

Bishop Ortiz engages the components of our mission through a series of blog posts to reflect on the meanings as well as how we can and will live out this mission in our communities, synod and world.  We pray God fills us with continued courage and grace to lead during these uncertain times!

2021 Bishop’s Academy

Rostered leadership can be exhausting. Our schedules are packed and emails pile up relentlessly. The demands on our time can hardly be contained as congregants expect us to be available 24/7. Even in normal times,

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Anonymous Angels at Living Faith Lutheran

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2  NRSV He comes to the church door on Thursday afternoons carrying a large heavy

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I am eager to work with you to be the church God is calling us to be. We have amazing opportunities not just to do more, but to BE MORE; not just to do church, but to BE CHURCH.

- Bishop Leila M. Ortiz
Reconciling in Christ Synod

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