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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...

Reformation Online Worship Service

On Sunday, October 31st, the Montgomery Conference is hosting the Synod Reformation Worship Service at 4:00 PM. The service will be streamed on Facebook and Youtube. Worship Bulletin https://youtu.be/DJovPull9xY

Synod Assembly 2022 Update

As congregations begin budgeting for 2022, planning for the cost of Synod Assembly is a factor. We are still working on details, but wanted to provide some preliminary information. We have reserved the Marriott at College Park for a two-day...

Registration Closes on October 6 for FreeRide Youth Event!

Get more detailed information about FreeRide, our event for grades 6-8 coming up in October by clicking below. Registration will close on October 6. Please make sure you read the “How to register” information carefully, as it has recently been...

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.