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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 →

Shout-out for Team ELCA: A call to all for greater, deeper and unapologetic participation in this church

Shout-out for Team ELCA: A call to all for greater, deeper and unapologetic participation in this church A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP We are in the middle of synod assembly season. All synods will meet, vote, discuss, worship and sing. I will be at five of these and can assure you that, though there Read More →

Local Lutherans share concerns from Oromia region

Local Lutherans share concerns from Oromia region “I mourn the death of our youngsters,” says the Rev. Teka Obsa Fogi of dozens of casualties witnessed since April 25 among peacefully protesting students throughout Oromia Regional State by security force shootings and beatings.* Pr. Fogi is pastor of Read More →