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BSA Bankruptcy Guidance from ELCA

The ELCA has posted guidance for congregations who received ballots or who are otherwise entitled to vote on the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy plan.  Please note that this is not legal advice and, due to the nature of our...

Advent 2021 Devotional: Celebrating God’s Gifts

The Stewardship and Mission Support Table compiled an Advent Devotional as a gift to the synod. Devotions will be posted on Facebook and Instagram Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays through the season and the full booklet is now available at...

High School Youth Event Registration Open Through December 23

Registration for the synod-wide High School Youth Event, RoadTrip, is now open! This weekend event for youth in grades 9-12 will be held January 21-23, 2022 in Ocean City, Maryland at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleu Hotel. Bring your high school...

Submit Your Congregation’s 2022 Statement of Intent

Please submit a statement of intent for 2022 of your congregation’s expected tithe to the Synod. Your financial commitment helps us to live out our mission together. Thank you for your partnership with the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod and the ELCA. Submit...

Resources for RIC Celebration Sunday | January 30, 2022

Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Sunday is a celebration shared among our Reconciling in Christ partners. This service is a space in which your faith community can celebrate their decision to become RIC, be it thirty years ago or three days...

Workshop on Anger Issues Presented by Barbara Keller of the ELCA

Many bishops and rostered ministers have reported an increase in anger in our faith communities. Certainly, the covid issues over the past two years have made ministry more complicated:  New ministry plans delayed, organizing virtual worship and meetings, complications with...

Invitation to 22nd LWF International Seminar for Pastors | March 7 – 19, 2022

Dear Sisters and Brothers in the leadership of the member churches of the Lutheran World Federation,Many of you know about the international theological seminars that are organised at the LWF Center in Wittenberg. A lot of pastors have come back...

The Gift of Grace: A Note from Bishop Ortiz

Dear Colleagues in Christ, If you are following the lectionary, you will be engaging Mark 10:46-52 this coming Sunday. You will hear Bartimeus, son of Timaeus, cry out to Jesus, “My teacher, let me see again.” This is a text...

A Trio of Churches Work Together to Support Refugee Family

Three Northern Virginia congregations, Christ the King (Great Falls), Community (Sterling) and King of Kings (Fairfax) have banded together as the Northern Virginia Lutheran Trio to host a refugee family as part of the Good Neighbor Partner (GNP) program of...

Invitation from Bishop Ortiz

Dear Metro D.C. Synod Rostered Ministers and Congregations, An important part of every ministry which often gets overlooked is how to intentionally end a rostered minister's ministry when they retire or transition. The years of relationship and service need to...

Synod Assembly 2022

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We are excited to announce the 2022 Synod Assembly is being held in-person on June 10 – 11, 2022! We will gather at the College Park Marriott for a time to explore what it means to be Rooted in Jesus and to what we are being called to as congregations of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod.