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Local hope and assistance through ELCA Hunger Grants

Local hope and assistance through ELCA Hunger Grants by Dorothy Sorrell The ELCA Domestic Hunger Program has awarded grants to five congregations and organizations in the ELCA Metro D.C. Synod. Gracing Spaces Ministry of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Virginia was able to provide furniture, household items, Read More →

April fools

April fools MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP It all started with such promise: The angel announcing to Mary that the child she would bear would be called Son of the Most High; Mary’s conviction that this child was the embodiment Read More →

For healing of the trauma

Let us share “prayers for healing of the trauma that has hit the whole community near Great Mills High and particularly for the healing of the injured Senior and the rest of [the school community],” asks Christy Hartigan, member of Read More →

Closer to God’s vision

Closer to God’s vision “Along the way I want to be the kind of person that God set free.” From this gathering song lyric through other centering, listening, and reflecting opportunities, rostered ministers of the Metro D.C. Synod used a day in Lent on Read More →

Unshakeable resolve for peace

Unshakeable resolve for peace While announcements in our area alert us to anticipated traffic snarls and advise preordering Metro SmarTrip cards in advance of the March 24, 2018 March for Our Lives demanding that “lives and safety become a priority and that we end Read More →

God’s irresistible call

God’s irresistible call A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP When first elected presiding bishop, I was often asked what it meant to be the first woman entrusted with this call. I didn’t like that question then. I’m still ambivalent about it Read More →