Monthly Archives: August 2015

ELCA Members Observe 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

​     CHICAGO (ELCA) – On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States, killing 1,833 people and displacing hundreds of thousands in the Gulf region. In response to the powerful storm, members of the Evangelical

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Where do pastors come from?

by Beth Anderson, DM, Synod Ministry Coordinator   8/28/2015 It is in the congregation where future ministry leaders are first shaped and formed. Over the past month, I’ve sat with call committees in search of a pastor, with current pastors as they

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“… we have great children…” – A Detroit Reflection

I had the privilege to be an adult lead on the ELCA Youth Gathering trip in Detroit, Mich. this past week. Throughout the week we had numerous activities, speakers that shared their life stories through the good times and the

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Welcome Back… It’s going to be a great year!

by Sherie Heine, Assistant to the Bishop  8/17/2015 “…grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” I find it hard to believe we are once again at that time of year when school staff are

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Reunion

by Rev. Lisa Ahlness, Assistant to the Bishop 7/31/2015 Whether we are old-timers or newcomers, we are fed and nourished by the sacrament and by the community. . . High summer. Nature on the prairie is at its glorious finest.

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