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Earthquake response

Earthquake response Both Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR) have been in contact with the synod office, wanting to make sure congregations are aware of outlets for response to the tragedy following an earthquake and aftershocks in Nepal. “Continue Read More →

Worship is the heart of all we do

Worship is the heart of all we do Given competition, is it ‘hub of our week, space of our regrouping’? A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP There is a Seattle-based caffeinated beverage company that goes to great lengths to provide excellent customer service. Its campaign is Read More →

Every life is precious

150423demdpressconf In neighboring Baltimore, faith leaders have spoken to “unfolding events surrounding the tragic and untimely death of Freddie Gray” and called for a public moment of silence in gatherings of worship. After reading a statement endorsed by three faith leader Read More →

Free money

Free money by the Rev. Connie Thomson Every now and then I hear stories of congregations who give their people $10, $20, even $100 each and tell them to go do something good with it. I just love that sort of stuff.  Read More →

Watershed stewardship

Watershed stewardship In the creek that flows behind our church in Waldorf, Maryland, Peace Lutheran Church is going to host a cleanup this year. I am a member of Peace* and the Cleanup Coordinator for The Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Annual Potomac River Read More →

Coming to terms with the times

Coming to terms with the times Creating programs, chasing youth trail telling the love of God A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP When I’m out and about in the church, I’m often asked what I plan to do to save small congregations, reverse the Read More →