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!
The COVID pandemic has invited unprecedented change within the Church. It has also offered church leaders the space to better understand their call to ministry and how that intersects with the rest of their life.
Would you like to contribute your voice to the drafting of the statement? The ELCA is engaged in a multi-year process of developing a social statement on Church, State, and Civic Participation. The completed social statement
The staff, students, and members of the directing committee of Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of Maryland invite you and your congregation to join the celebration of Pastor Ray Ranker’s 10th anniversary of Ordination