Call to fast on 21st monthly

Which are the hungriest days of the month? The 21st forward. Because 90% of SNAP benefits run out then for the most vulnerable families in the U.S. So on the 21st monthly while the 115th Congress is active, participate in Read More →

From the Bishop’s Desk: What’s local on the 500th anniversary?

Maybe you’ve heard. This year is the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation! All over the world, Dr. Luther’s release of the 95 Theses is being observed, celebrated, commemorated (and mourned, I suppose) as a central event Read More →

I wonder …

A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP Recently, I heard the Bach cantata O heilges Geist und Wasserbad. The cantata’s text is based on John 3:1-15, which was the Gospel lesson at the service where the cantata was first Read More →

Falling and not afraid

A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP Our living and our dying are great mysteries. Not long ago a young reporter contacted me wanting to talk about death. She had suddenly come to the realization that she would one Read More →

From the Bishop’s Desk: Driven by hope

AN EASTER MESSAGE FROM BISHOP GRAHAM “In your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting of the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness Read More →

Laborers into the harvest

Laborers into the harvest A CALL TO PRAYER FROM THE CONFERENCE OF BISHOPS OF THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his Read More →