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July 23, 2014

Finding God In The Glories of Summer

"Sunset Joy" by (c) Bob Fisher How are you finding God today? As I write to you today it is a beautiful, hot, summery sunny day. Many of us long for summer, and after a winter like we have just endured, it is more welcome than ever! I love the light, and the sounds and smells of summer: the brightness and...

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June 11, 2014

Convocation Explores Generosity, Generations

Heart_Lightstock_350 For the first time in history, six generations are living and worshipping in our congregations simultaneously. To thrive congregations must find ways to relate to all of these cohorts, even though they respond to very different approaches to faith formation and institutional support. Join us at the 2014 Bishop’s Convocation as we explore the connection...

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May 27, 2014

Highlights of 2014 Assembly

SA2014 Detail Capture the spirit of our Synod’s 2014 Assembly in summary report, which is suitable for sharing with members of your congregation by printing it or linking it to your email, website or social media. A formal summary of legislative actions and elections is also available, as are preliminary minutes of the Assembly. Full coverage of...

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July 21, 2014

Young Adults Take Global Plunge

photo credit: Winam via photopin cc Do you know a young adult (ages 18-20) ready to deepen their spirituality and experience the global church? A “team of young adults from the US and Canada will take the “Global Plunge” May 27 to June 8, 2015. They will live in community in Geneva, Switzerland with Lutherans from another country, discovering how Lutherans...

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July 21, 2014

Mutual Ministry: Making it Work

photo credit: Ken Rowland via photopin cc In October 2014, Pastor Sue Lang, of RevWriter Resources, LLC, one of the co-authors of Pastor and People: Making Mutual Ministry Work (Augsburg Fortress, 2003), will offer a day-long workshop guiding participants through an exploration of mutual ministry and its exciting ministry possibilities for your congregation. It will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014...

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July 21, 2014

Support Disaster Response at Oktoberfest

OktoberfestLogo St. Paul’s. Glenside will again host Oktoberfest to benefit Lutheran Disaster Response in Eastern PA on Saturday, Sept. 20, 12-6 pm. St. Paul’s is located at 120 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038. While we didn’t experience hurricanes the size of sandy in the last year, many in our region will remember the February 2014...

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July 21, 2014

Faithful Readiness Workshop

photo credit: *Amanda Richards via photopin cc Does your house of worship have a solid emergency operations plan? Learn how to begin developing a plan and respond to emergency scenarios and connect with partners ready to help support your church and community prepare for emergencies at the “Faithful Readiness” workshop Monday, Aug. 11, 9 am to 4 pm at FEMA’s regional headquarters...

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July 18, 2014

Bishop Eaton on Gaza Offensive

SMALL-elca-emblem-150px Shortly after Israel launched its ground offensive in Gaza, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton was in contact with Presiding Bishop Munib Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, who asks for our prayers. Bishop Eaton requests that we distribute this letter that she wrote to Bishop Younan. Bishop Eaton asks that congregations:...

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