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 ELCA Youth Gathering is On!

We can’t wait to gather together in Minneapolis in July of 2022. Primary leaders are invited to attend an information session on Thursday, September 30 at 7 p.m. on Zoom You can register for that

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Synod Admin Network Schedule Announced!

Based on your input the Metro D.C. Synod Admin Network will begin meeting virtually on Thursdays 10-11:30am this fall. Our first meeting will be September 23rd and then we will meet monthly on the 1st

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Support Relief Efforts after Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida made landfall near New Orleans on Aug. 29 – exactly 16 years after Hurricane Katrina. As a strong Category 4 storm, Hurricane Ida’s 150 mph winds, torrential rain and strong storm surge caused

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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
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