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!

Advent & Christmas Ideas

We have collected some creative Advent and Christmas ideas that were shared by congregations and other synods and invite you all to take a look. If you have other creative ideas, feel free to add

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Share the Feast During Epiphany

This Epiphany season the Metro D.C. Synod is expanding the table; connecting one home to another. Sharing our cultures we recognize and celebrate the gifts of flavor and culture that come through the recipes that

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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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All Saints Worship Service

The Metro D.C. Synod will be offering an online All Saints Service on November 1, 2020 at 4:00 PM to remember all those who have died in the past year, which is especially important as

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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

Metro D.C. Synod, ELCA
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