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Celebration of Lutherans & Roman Catholics of “Joint Declaration”

Celebration of Lutherans & Roman Catholics of “Joint Declaration” Leaders of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Catholic Church signed the “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification” (JDDJ) on October 31, 1999, in Augsburg, Germany, after years of theological dialogue. It was affirmed in 2006 by the World Read More →

In the news: Bishop Graham shares “Credo” in Wash Examiner

In the news: Bishop Graham shares “Credo” in Wash Examiner Opening with, “In a city that thrives on contention, Bishop Richard Graham spreads a message of peace and humility, here and around the world,” a regular feature in the Washington Examiner called “Credo” published comments of our bishop on Sunday, Read More →

In the news: Synod young adults contribute ‘Facebook & faith’ article in Wash Post

In the news: Synod young adults contribute ‘Facebook & faith’ article in Wash Post There is a front page story in the Washington Post [“Soul-Searching on Facebook” by William Wan, 8/30/09] about Facebook and how people express their religious views on Facebook. Three of the ten people featured are the result of the DC Read More →

In the news: Geothermal energy replaces rusting boilers for local congregation

In the news: Geothermal energy replaces rusting boilers for local congregation When St. Mark’s Lutheran in Springfield needed to update their heating and cooling system, they made some ecologically responsibility and financially creative decisions according to “For St. Mark’s a Miracle from Underground” by Emma Brown. Brown reports, “What sounds like a free Read More →

In the news: Churches offer back-to-school physicals

In the news: Churches offer back-to-school physicals In “Prescription for School Success” (written by Marie French), the meaningful impact of activity initiated by a coalition of congregations including St. Mark Lutheran in Springfield, Virginia, is described. In addition to pads and pencils, a physical and required vaccinations help Read More →

In the News: Summertime is Funtime at St. Paul’s Lutheran in D.C.

In the News: Summertime is Funtime at St. Paul’s Lutheran in D.C. “Some people think, ‘Oh religion, oh that’s boring,’ . . . But we have fun.” Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a long-standing tradition that holds terrific summer memories for children all over our area, including those being nurtured at St. Read More →