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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 →

Hands honor history on day of service

Hands honor history on day of service by Pat Henry* About 15 Georgetown Lutheran Church members and friends wielded shovels, pruning shears, clipboards and pens Sun. Sept. 10, 2017 as part of a service project to document gravestones at the historic Mount Zion Cemetery. The cemetery, near Read More →

From the Bishop’s Desk: Horrible symptom

From the Bishop’s Desk: Horrible symptom I have been hesitant to write about what happened in Charlottesville last weekend. So much has been written and said already. And already the events of last weekend have been absorbed into the larger political narrative floating around us. It’s Read More →

Live in the freedom of Christ

Live in the freedom of Christ A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP Recently I discovered Google Earth. I know, I’m a little late to the dance. But this is fascinating. You type in an address and up pops a photo. You can zoom in Read More →