During Black History month (February), all are invited to engage with Resmaa Menakem’s “My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies”. We have set up a proposed reading plan
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!
A Prophetic Call to the Church:
Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Metro D.C. Synod has partnered with the African Descent Lutheran Association to present this prophetic call on Sunday, January 17 at 4:00 PM and will be replayed on Monday, January 18 at 4:00 PM.
This week, I met with various groups of leaders throughout our church. Many shared that they were feeling a heightened sense of emotions including increased fear, uncertainty, rage, deep sadness, and borderline despair. In these
Dear Friends in Christ, This morning, clergy from Delaware-Maryland and Metropolitan Washington D.C. Synods gathered in prayer as protest at Luther Place Memorial Church in Washington D.C. What began as a solemn, peaceful witness, was
January 17 and 18, 20214:00 PM on Facebook & YouTube On Good Friday, April 12, 1963, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested in Birmingham, AL after violating an anti-protest injunction and was kept
The thirteen Bishops of the class of 2019, including our own Bishop Leila Ortiz, will be leading a joint synodical service in celebration of the Epiphany of Our Lord. Join in as we confess, lament, lean into
Dear Friends and Colleagues in Christ, This past weekend sinful and racist events occured at Luther Place Memorial Church in DC and in neighboring historic Black churches, The Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church and Asbury