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  • Reformation Sunday service details

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    Plan to join us on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Washington National Cathedral for an annual, synod-hosted event observing Reformation  Sunday. Newly announced - Ambassador Daniel Speckhard (ret.), President and CEO of Lutheran World Relief, will bring the message during the Service of Evening Prayer which begins at 4 p.m.

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  • First steps underway: Ebola

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    Being aware of Ebola virus symptoms and understanding how the virus is spread are two of the first steps necessary in controlling this deadly disease. You can support Lutheran Disaster Response's (LDR) work in providing prevention and sensitization messaging. Visit the Ebola Outbreak giving page, https://community.elca.org/ebolaoutbreakresponse, and learn more about LDR's activity to battle this Ebola outbreak at

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  • Tickets now for 2015 TIM

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    Zip past fall to winter, and the 2015 Together in Mission (TIM) will convene. Why mention that now? You can get tickets before Sept. 30, 2014 for a discount! Hear a slate of 10-20 speakers, speaking for up to 18 minutes about their best ideas for following Jesus in the 21st century. Tickets for the Saturday, January 31, 2015 event and additional details at

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  • Jesus had to get away sometimes too

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    A few days of retreat, withdrawal and contemplation on the beautiful grounds of a monastery have been planned by a group of young adults, and young adults synod-wide are invited. Although the get-away doesn't take place until November 6-9, RSVP by September 30 to hold your spot. The group will travel to the Benedictine Sisters of Erie Monastery in Erie, Pennsylvania. More at

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  • Fearless Generosity

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    Pastors and Stewardship Chairs -- Keep an eye out for your copy of "Fearless Generosity." This important stewardship resource includes articles for preaching, teaching and conducting a Stewardship Campaign, whether this fall or at a later time. "Fearless Generosity" builds on the themes the Stewardship & Mission Table lifted up in last year's resource, "Embrace Generosity" (available here). "I am hopeful that this resource, 'Fearless Generosity,' helps your ministry. It's one that I'll be using this fall," says the Rev. Dave Sonnenberg, pastor and chair of the Stewardship & Mission

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With fall comes the seasonal launch of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The synod's Gifts of Hope program compiled a list of beneficiary organizations' numbers used by the CFC and United Way (UW) campaigns for your convenience.

CFC & UW #s

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