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Building Puentes with Caribbean islands

Building Puentes with Caribbean islands Recovery on islands of the Caribbean after havoc wrought in September 2017 by Hurricane Maria is pressing and challenging. “The brightest star on its horizon is the presence and the promise of the Church,” recounts Melissa Marcia,* chair of Building Read More →

Living in a broken world

Living in a broken world A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP As I write this the Gulf Coast and Florida are starting the long recovery after hurricanes Harvey and Irma; Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are mostly without electricity and running low Read More →

Veterans Day Prayers

by the Rev. Mark W. Olsen With Veterans Day, November 11th, and Sunday, November 12th fast approaching, especially remember in prayer those in military uniform, the veterans who have served, the wounded and their families in their recovery and in Read More →

Oct. 32 and beyond

Oct. 32 and beyond A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP* This is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. For the past year it has been “All Reformation All the Time!” Everything Martin Luther. The really observant have branched out to Philipp Melanchthon Read More →

At the table together / Juntos a la mesa

At the table together / Juntos a la mesa A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP* Old recipes are precious things. They give instructions about how to prepare a dish, but they are so much more. They are filled with memories. They connect families as they are passed Read More →

Signs of love in Leesburg

Bleakness. That was the “take-away feeling” expressed by Amy Miller from recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, where “violent hatred [was] being spewed against people that are our brothers and sisters.” The member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Leesburg, Virginia, Read More →