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Celebrate October Installations & Ordinations in the Synod

All are invited to celebrate the installations and ordinations happening throughout the Synod - at least one every weekend - during the month of October. Some of these services may be taking place online only, so please take a look...

Ending Well for Congregational Leaders and Rostered Ministers

The COVID pandemic has invited unprecedented change within the Church. It has also offered church leaders the space to better understand their call to ministry and how that intersects with the rest of their life. This discernment, in partnership with...

Planned Giving & Endowment from Scratch

View Session Materials Two years ago, a few members of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Vienna, VA talked about the idea of setting up an endowment fund and encouraging fellow members to contribute planned gifts. They met ELCA Foundation Regional Gift...

Time of Prayer and Lament: A Virtual Spiritual Direction Gathering

As we continue to engage this season of uncertainty, our hearts, minds, and bodies are tired and worn. Please join the Metro D.C. Synod Wellness and Wholeness Team on Wednesday, October 27 from 10:00-11:15 AM as Terra McDaniel, spiritual director,...

Youth Gathering Informational Session on September 30

We can’t wait to gather together in Minneapolis in July of 2022. Primary leaders are invited to attend an information session on Thursday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. You can register for that session below and you will receive...

Installation of Pastor Lauren Muratore

All are invited to the Installation of our colleague Pastor Lauren Muratore at Augustana Lutheran Church in D.C. on Sunday, September 25 at 3:00 PM.

Synod Admin Network Schedule Announced!

Based on your input the Metro D.C. Synod Admin Network will begin meeting virtually on Thursdays 10-11:30am this fall. Our first meeting will be September 23rd and then we will meet monthly on the 1st Thursday beginning October 7th. The...

Metro D.C. Synod Listening Session on Church, State, and Civic Engagement

Would you like to contribute your voice to the drafting of the statement? The ELCA is engaged in a multi-year process of developing a social statement on Church, State, and Civic Participation. The completed social statement will have many uses, including...

Metro D.C. Synod Women’s Event: Sharing Stories

Jesus taught through parables and stories. Before we had the bible in print, people learned of Jesus' teachings through word of mouth. Over the years, humans have discovered many avenues by which to tell stories.  Over this past year, we...

Support Relief Efforts after Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida made landfall near New Orleans on Aug. 29 – exactly 16 years after Hurricane Katrina. As a strong Category 4 storm, Hurricane Ida’s 150 mph winds, torrential rain and strong storm surge caused widespread flooding and wind damage...

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.