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Divine foolishness: Christ crucified is God’s clearest and most complete act of love

Divine foolishness: Christ crucified is God’s clearest and most complete act of love A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP* For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will Read More →

Fearless Generosity

1409fearlessgenerosity Pastors and Stewardship Chairs — Keep an eye out for your copy of “Fearless Generosity.” This important stewardship resource includes articles for preaching, teaching and conducting a Stewardship Campaign, whether this fall or at a later time. “Fearless Generosity” builds Read More →

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 →