October 20, 2014

Standing Strong Against Ebola

CrushEbola3 In the face of the Ebola outbreak that has stricken West Africa, several hundred people – Africans and Americans, from several faith traditions – gathered Sunday (Oct. 19) to pray together, console each other, and build bridges of hope rather than barriers of fear. Leaders of Liberian churches in the Philadelphia area and Bishop Claire...

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September 29, 2014

Introducing a New MinistryLink

MLBlueIcon This fall we are introducing a series of bulletin inserts that share stories of mission and ministry across the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod and keep you in touch with key Synod ministries. Download this issue as a PDF that you can print or email at http://ministrylink.org/oct14.       In this inaugural issue, you can read...

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September 2, 2014

Stewardship for Mission-Minded Congregations

"Generosity." Photo from William Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum, Atlanta, by Carl Black. Flickr http://bit.ly/1CnmqOU under Creative Commons https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ Our Synod Stewardship Resource Team will present free workshops, “Building Stewards for Mission-Minded Congregations.” Monday, October 6; 7-9 p.m.; at St. James, Limerick Sunday, October 12; 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Theological Seminary Tuesday, October 28, 7-9 p.m. at St. Paul’s, Doylestown These workshops are aimed at clergy and lay leaders.  The Rev....

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July 17, 2014

Nurturing Vibrant Congregations

SMALL-elca-emblem-150px Growing the vibrancy of a congregation is not something that can be imparted by a new pastor or a consultant, but is the result of congregations taking ownership of the need for change, understanding any gaps between where they are and where they want to be, and experimenting with ways to make faith useful to...

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October 20, 2014

Worldwide Ministry In Our Back Yard

SCIlogo Almost every product we touch each day comes to us via the hands of seafarers from around the world. This holiday season Seamen’s Church Institute is asking your help to say “thank you” to these workers by providing more than 2,000 Ditty Bags to seafarers who come to our local ports. You can help. Download...

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October 20, 2014

Coaching 101 Coming in December

Metro New York, New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania Synods, in partnership with Region 7, have coordinated a Coaching 101 event to take place at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia on December 1 and 2, 2014. What is a Coach? A Coach is someone who comes alongside to help you discover what God wants you...

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October 20, 2014

Explore Food Insecurity at Hunger 101

ELCAHungerGraphic Step into the shoes of one of your neighbors who is at risk of being hungry. The Synod Hunger Team is sponsoring “Hunger 101 PA” on Sunday, Nov. 16 from 2 to 4:30 pm at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Yardley. Download a flyer for more information or contact Diane Casey at 215.860.7859 or...

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October 15, 2014

PA Ebola Health Advisory

Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 11.18.10 AM The Pennsylvania Department of Health has provided a poster for display in public places, such as churches. You can download the poster below. It reminds people of the important questions to ask if someone becomes ill: Have you been to West Africa in the last three weeks? Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms:...

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October 6, 2014

Lutheran Charities Month is Here

LCLogo2014 Lutheran Charities Month is HERE!  We hope that you and your congregation will be a part of this celebration of our Lutheran Social Ministries right here in SEPA! Download bulletin inserts for Lutheran Charities month from our website. Let me begin by introducing myself! I’m Pastor Brad Burke, the new Executive Director of Lutheran Charities....

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