The Synod Office will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

January 14, 2017

BIshop Eaton’s Martin Luther King Day Message

ELCAStacked On Monday, Jan. 16, our nation will be observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dr. King’s work called us, all of us, to remember our neighbor. As a civil rights leader, he spoke about a vision of a beloved community and preached a message of love. In his last speech, Dr. King said, “Let us...

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January 6, 2017

Make a Difference this Lent

GoMakeDisciples Lent is often a time many of us take to focus on spiritual practices, disciplines of prayer and repentance, and to prepare ourselves for the holy season of Easter. This year, the Synod invites your congregation to take part in a very special focus on mission – reaching out to our neighbors both locally and globally...

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January 5, 2017

Bishop Eaton: Happy New Year!

SMALL-elca-emblem-150px In her January column in Living Lutheran, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton reminds us that the “gift of grace, especially as it comes to us in baptism,” helps us “make sense of our lives and resolves the stress” of making resolutions. Read her column below.       Happy New Year! Ah, a new year! It opens...

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December 13, 2016

Reboot Sunday School and Birth Cross+Gen Ministry

SEPA Equipping Take your congregation’s ministry to the next level with this special, one-of-a-kind event this March 11 – sponsored and provided to you by SEPA Synod! Have you seen decline in your congregation’s Sunday School, Youth Ministry, or Faith Formation ministries? Do you wonder why your families don’t prioritize church over other activities, or don’t seem...

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December 7, 2016

Council Nominations Open

SEPASynodProfile The Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod’s Nominating Committee is asking for your help in identifying gifted and qualified persons, both clergy and lay, to serve as nominees for election at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod Assembly on May 5-6, 2017. Every year the Synod Assembly elects members of the Synod Council, which serves as “the board of directors...

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January 6, 2017

Stewardship: From Fear to Faithfulness

SEPA Equipping Join the Upper Bucks Conference for a learning event on 21st Century stewardship on Saturday, Jan. 28, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Perkasie (Keller’s Church). The Keynote will be “Finding the Key to Giving Generously,” by the Rev. Dr. Richard Stewart, retired LTSP professor. Workshops include Luther & Stewardship, Stewardship...

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January 6, 2017

Storytelling: Stewardship’s Bottom Line

GivingTree copy When people know that their generosity has made a difference they not only feel good, but are inclined to continue to support those ministries.The bottom line is to tell your story Tell it creatively Succinctly (bulletin insert, short newsletter blurb, short video online or during worship) Tell it often and in a variety of ways...

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January 6, 2017

What Would Luther Do? Online Course

SMALL-elca-emblem-150px Jesus is inviting the Church to reform! Marking the 500th year anniversary of Martin Luther’s historic reform work, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton is inviting the world to commemorate the life, legacy, and relevant teachings of reformer Martin Luther by taking a free, pre-recorded online class series. In the class What...

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January 6, 2017

King Memorial Worship Jan. 15 at Upper Dublin

King_thumbnail The African Descent Lutheran Association invites you to celebrate the life and dreams of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a memorial worship service on Sunday, Jan. 15, 3 pm, at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, 411 Susquehanna Rd., Ambler PA 19002. The Rev. Albert Starr Jr., ELCA director for ethnic specific, multicultural ministries...

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December 8, 2016

New Seminary Opens Presidential Search

SMALL-elca-emblem-150px A New Venture in Theological Education, United Lutheran Seminary (ULS), as the newest graduate and professional school in theological education with the deepest roots, seeks a president. A seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), ULS is a single school with two campuses, consolidating two historic, Pennsylvania seminaries from Gettysburg and Philadelphia. It...

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