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  • 2017 Christmas Artwork Contest

    Submit by Dec. 4, 2017 please! 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! 5th annual Christmas Greeting Artwork Contest The selected entry will be used by the ELCA Metro D.C. Synod as we share our joy in the holy Christmas season with synod colleagues and friends. Invite others to take part in the contest with these easy-to-share graphics: Facebook post - https://www.facebook.com/metrodcelca/photos/a.210785308954362.57168.148987775134116/1734539413245603/ Twitter post - https://twitter.com/metrodcelca/status/932644920845795328 CHRISTMAS GREETING Artwork Contest

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  • Open a card with hope inside

    A Metro ride to get a harried Southeast Ministry learner to class, medication co-pay for a limited income senior residing at Fellowship Square Foundation, a computer for the seminary's library in Windhoek, Namibia - all found in the synod's Gifts of Hope catalog. With prices ranging from $10 to $250, this synod-sponsored compilation supports mission and programs of area Lutheran social service organizations, camps, a college, a seminary, and Companion Synod projects abroad. Bring hope to others while honoring those on your gift list. Gifts of Hope will give you a card to notify the receiver of your selection. More at

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  • Veteran’s Day Prayers

    We remember in prayer those in military uniform, the veterans who have served, the wounded and their families in their recovery and in their coping, and the families of those who have lost their lives in military service who now live with pain and loss. And give thanks for all our ELCA pastors serving as military chaplains. Theirs is a vital ministry of our church that needs our encouragement and support. Find prayer resources and more in a blog post from our synod's Centurion Contact, the Rev. Mark

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  • Numbers for Lutheran-affiliated orgs

    Many people in our area participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and in the United Way Campaign this time of year, making donations to service organizations through workplace giving. Eighteen Lutheran-sponsored organizations who share a common mission of answering the Lord’s call to aid people in need are part of the synod’s Gifts of Hope program, including social service agencies and outdoor camps. Find CFC and United Way numbers for these organizations compiled for your convenience at http://www.giftsofhopedc.org/beneficiary-organizations/ 

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  • Reformation Sunday Livestream!

    With an exciting mix of multi-instrument music, multi-language prayers, Holy Communion, inspiring words and joined hearts, many joined us in person or livestream for Reformation Sunday worship. Synod-hosted Reformation Sunday Worship at Washington National Cathedral included special music and a message from the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, ELCA presiding bishop. View archived livestream from here, and photos from the day. Happy anniversary, Reformation! May the inspiration be with us today and in days to

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It's that SOI time of year! Statement of Intent 2018 is vital for planning our ministry in partnership as a synod. Congregations: jump to the form here. Thank you!

Statement of Intent 2018

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