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Great expectations not novel: Signs of life to be found across this church if we take the time to notice

Great expectations not novel: Signs of life to be found across this church if we take the time to notice A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP* Now the wife of a member of the company of prophets cried to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead; and you know that your servant feared the Lord, but a creditor Read More →

Friends already waiting for you at school

1408blessingbrains There is an ELCA presence at more than 180 state and private colleges and universities, and cooperating congregations in campus ministry at an additional 400 campuses nationwide. Students find “food, fellowship, and faith formation” says Chaplain Anne Jones of campus Read More →

Block mosquitoes in the tiny gap

Block mosquitoes in the tiny gap by Dorothy Sorrell The generous giving of our Metro D.C. Synod members has resulted in our total giving (as of July 1, 2014) to the ELCA Malaria Campaign at more than $328.000! That means that our per member giving is Read More →

Big look at Small Catechism: What does this mean? Old as well as young need its enduring, concise instruction

Big look at Small Catechism: What does this mean? Old as well as young need its enduring, concise instruction A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP Several years ago my husband’s bishop tried initiating a diocese-wide call to the catechumenate to engage those preparing for confirmation in a period of study and formation. We call it confirmation class Read More →

From the Bishop’s Desk: Refugee Sunday

From the Bishop’s Desk: Refugee Sunday Dear friends,* I invite you to remember Refugee Sunday on June 22, 2014 in your prayers and your worship. At our synod’s annual gathering last year we adopted and sent on to the ELCA Churchwide Assembly a memorial about Refugee Read More →

Young leaders head to Australia for AIDS2014

Young leaders head to Australia for AIDS2014 “Change can’t happen without a catalyst,” says Richard Adkins, dedicated volunteer with Youth Haven, a program of Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area which provides a safe, supportive environment for kids to share their experiences, find comfort and Read More →