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February is I LOVE CAMP month

February is I LOVE CAMP month In February 2015, we have a special opportunity to join congregations across our Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod     to celebrate the beauty of creation,           to recognize the importance of retreating, and                to honor relationships that are fostered through outdoor ministry at Read More →

Baptism begins real new year

Baptism begins real new year Resolutions will always come up short in our attempts to remake ourselves A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP A new year. Time to start over. A fresh set of possibilities. Out with the old, in with the new. Read More →

From the Bishop’s Desk: Allegiance

From the Bishop’s Desk: Allegiance A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM BISHOP GRAHAM Brothers and sisters, The Christmas story is embedded in a story about empire. The Emperor Augustus wants to know how many people live in his empire and where they belong (Luke 2:1). Pregnant as Read More →

Cross true gift of Christmas

Cross true gift of Christmas With Jesus we have peace, we have hope, we are loved—and not just at holiday A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP I remember this jarring image: It was the Christmas Eve candlelight service at my home congregation. A Read More →

Silent shout from Companion Synod

Silent shout from Companion Synod Christmas Message from Bishop Medardo Gómez of the Salvadoran Lutheran Church* Dear sisters and brothers: With the love of God that unites us as brothers and sisters, I want to mention and share the situation of the life of the Read More →

Prayer for peacemaking

141210peacemakers “Let us pray that we remember the promise of your Spirit poured out upon all flesh that we do not wait for others to be peacemakers but take up the work ourselves, and that your healing power be poured out Read More →