May 20, 2015

Last Call: Lutheran Night at the Phillies

phillies-logo1 We need your help to support Synod youth programs via Lutheran Night at the Phillies!  With a little over a week left, ticket sales for Lutheran Night at the Phillies are running far behind last year.  A percentage of each ticket sold to the Phillies game on Friday, May 29 at 7:05 pm against the Colorado...

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May 8, 2015

Unlocking the Future

Key400 Bishop Claire Burkat invited worshipers at the 2015 Assembly’s opening Eucharist to keep our fear in perspective as we courageously meet the challenges of ministry in the 21st century. To do this we remember the promises of God and the gifts God gives to unlock the secrets of doing ministry in a rapidly changing world....

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May 20, 2015

Free Screening of Incarceration Film June 6

THILI A free community screening of the thought-provoking documentary, “THE HOUSE I LIVE IN ” will be held on Saturday, June 6, 9:00-12:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Brossman Center. Immediately following the screening, there will be discussion and reflection time. The screening of the documentary is being sponsored by the Southeastern Pennsylvania...

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May 18, 2015

Bishops Call for Education Equity

SMALL-elca-emblem-150px “The area I serve, the five counties of Southeastern Pennsylvania has the distinction of having the highest spending district per student and also the highest poverty district,” Bishop Claire Burkat said at a press conference in Harrisburg in which three Pennsylvania bishops called on the legislature to find an equitable way to fund schools in the...

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May 18, 2015

Courses to Revitalize Your Ministry

Summer at LTSP The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia is offering three special summer courses to equip and rejuvenate your ministries in three critical areas — urban ministry, building use, and worship. The Church in the City (June 1-5) with Drick Boyd will develop a holistic perspective on urban ministry. The Stewardship of Bricks and Mortar (June 8-12)...

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May 9, 2015

Richard Elected Secretary

Richard Pastor Karl Richard loves history and scripture. He will utilize both in his new role as synod secretary, to which he was elected Saturday, May 9. “The secretary is not writing scripture, of course, but as we gather together I feel I would be recording the Acts of the Apostles of this day,” he says....

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May 9, 2015

Forward Together in Faith: Networking

FTiF_signTABLETOP_600_noweb The Forward in Faith initiative will be empowered in part by a networking emphasis. Pastor Jim Goodyear of Gloria Dei, Huntingdon Valley led a discussion about networking, and synod voting members viewed special videos about successful networking enterprises in synod churches and beyond. They also had fun tossing balls of yarn around to begin the...

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