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Art Contest – 2014 Christmas Greeting

14artworkcontest 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 2014 CHRISTMAS GREETING Art Contest. The Read More →

Card campaign can cross detention

Card campaign can cross detention Families who are separated from their loved ones in immigration detention could use some care this season. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) has started a holiday card campaign called Hope for the Holidays, and members of the synod’s Global Read More →

Spruce up our spiritual house

Spruce up our spiritual house Spruce up our spiritual house: Disciplines help us glorify God while serving in ways that are abundant, clear A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP “I’m spiritual, not religious.” How many times have we heard that, usually from people Read More →

See each other as brother, sister

See each other as brother, sister See each other as brother, sister: This is most certainly true – remember eighth commandment explanation A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP I remember a particularly contentious meeting with a church council when I was a synod bishop. Read More →

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 →