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Racial Equity Team highlights Standing Rock statement

161114standingrock “We continue to hold up in prayer sisters and bothers who are standing against injustice,” says the synod’s Racial Equity Team. They invite you to review a statement on Standing Rock issued by the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, ELCA presiding Read More →

#dcsynod Advent devotions via phone

16adventdevotions300 Join Advent Devotions via phone when the synod staff gathers on Tuesdays for our staff meeting. With the clanging of so much holiday noise around us, perhaps this Advent centering will fit into your schedule. Listen in all 4 weeks, Read More →

Art Contest – 2016 Christmas Greeting

15christmasartcontestbanner Art inspires and can give words to our hearts. Grab a camera, markers, watercolors, color pencils, crayons, oils – whatever inspires you – and share your artwork conveying the spirit of Christmas in the 2016 CHRISTMAS GREETING Art Contest. The Read More →

From the Bishop’s desk: Joy to the world

1611rhgpreachinginchicago Jesus says, “Many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he’ and, ‘The time is near!’ Do not go after them.” ~ Luke 21:8 All over the world this morning* in many different kinds of Christian communities this Read More →

Marking Veterans Day in our faith communities

Marking Veterans Day in our faith communities by the Rev. Mark W. Olsen Our 2016 Metro D.C. Synod Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution entitled “Gratitude and Support for Military Service Members and Veterans.” Combined with similar resolutions from other synods, that resolution was forwarded for consideration of Read More →

I was a stranger

PHOTO: elca.org/jle Nov/Dec 2015 issue A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP I was a stranger and you welcomed me …. (Matthew 25:35) Today there are more than 60 million displaced people in the world, more than at any time since World War II. Read More →