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From the Bishop’s Desk: The Holy Light

From the Bishop’s Desk: The Holy Light A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM BISHOP GRAHAM The gospel stories of Christmas are warm and rich in detail. Matthew tells of Joseph dreaming, of Isaiah’s prophecy fulfilled and later of the Magi’s visit.* Luke’s account is of Mary giving birth far Read More →

Solar power for Phebe: $100 Christmas Challenge

Solar power for Phebe: $100 Christmas Challenge by Cheryl Dwyer * With a time-sensitive opportunity to share in God’s work with our hands, the Metro D.C. Synod’s Synodical Women’s Organization (SWO) wants you to know about an initiative that is strengthening women and communities in Liberia. Phebe Read More →

Hear the good news

A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. For as the days of Noah were, so will be the Read More →

#dcsynod Advent devotions via phone

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 →

From the Bishop’s desk: Joy to the world

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 →