Bishop’s Lenten Eucharist

It is an annual tradition for rostered ministers to share time in worship during Lent. The Synod Worship Team invites our leaders to gather together in worship with friends and colleagues at Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington, Virg. on Tuesday, Read More →

Tuesday mornings during Lent

As many of us enhance our discipleship practices during Lent, the synod staff invites you to join us for devotions before our staff meetings on Tuesday mornings from 9:05-9:20 a.m. Go to to view the Livestream. Or listen in Read More →

Predecessor African American women in the pulpit

by Karen Krueger Before African-American History Month draws to a close, an interesting post from Howard University School of Divinity here in D.C. crossed my screen. While today “several respected African-American women preachers and teachers of preachers proudly… [raise] their Read More →

Priming to help immigrant neighbors

by Karen Krueger Our immigrant neighbors are in a time of heightened anxiety. Synod staff have received inquiries from concerned congregation leaders who want to demonstrate Christian love in circumstances of fear, especially after a confrontation with U.S. Immigration and Read More →

Life-changing outdoor camp experiences

by Sarah Lefler and Reuben Todd* Thousands of people each year at Caroline Furnace and Mar-Lu-Ridge are touched by the important camping and retreat opportunities they offer. We encourage you to participate in “I Love Camp” Month** during February to Read More →

Immigrant roots familiar to Lutherans

“I’m grateful for the chance to be here to speak in favor of a country that supports refugees and immigrants,” said the Rev. Richard H. Graham, bishop, ELCA Metro D.C. Synod, at a Jan. 25, 2017 press conference sharing an Read More →