June 13, 2016

Orlando: Christians Cannot Keep Silent

rainbow candles “As Christians, we turn first to Jesus” in the wake of the nation’s worst mass shooting in history at Pulse in Orlando, Florida-Bahamas Synod Bishop Robert G. Schaefer wrote in a message to that synod Monday (June 13). “But, we can no longer afford to let it end there,” he wrote. “Church, it’s time to...

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June 13, 2016

Bishop’s Prayer for Orlando

rainbow candles On Sunday night, June 12, Bishop Burkat shared this prayer following the nation’s largest mass shooting early that morning in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida: This is my prayer tonight… God of peace, mercy and justice. The suffering on this day is inconsolable, the tears overflowing, and the fear palpable. The slaying of your...

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May 20, 2016

Still Reforming Assembly Highlights

FWD500-E   “GOD IS STILL REFORMING!…” …Bishop Burkat declared to the 2016 Synod Assembly. More than 500 Lutherans gathered from across Southeastern Pennsylvania to worship, pray, and discern in community explored how we can go outside our doors and listen to our neighbors in ways that are faithful to our 500-year Reformation heritage. Read on for...

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May 20, 2016

$22K Raised For Flint Water Crisis…So Far

lightstock_87191_xsmall_rfisher@sepa.org_rfisher@sepa.org-sepia The offering at the 2016 Synod Assembly Communion Service of more than $5,400 was directed to the work of our domestic partner synod in Southeast Michigan in response to the Flint water crisis. This brings the total raised so far from our Synod to $22,655. Bishop Donald Kreiss called the gift “a true indicator of...

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June 14, 2016

Presiding Bishop’s Letter on Orlando Shootings

ELCAStacked The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has issued a letter in response to the June 12 shooting that claimed the lives of 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla. This is the deadliest mass shooting in U. S. history. In the letter Eaton states, “We...

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June 9, 2016

I’m a Lutheran: Lenny Duncan

LL-square “I found my faith in the forgotten places, where hope seems like an intruder—homeless, mired in alcoholism and seemingly alone. The truth is it found me at the end of my rope,” says Lenny Duncan, a candidate for ordained ministry and member of Temple, Havertown, in Living Lutheran magazine. “I’m a Lutheran because my life...

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June 9, 2016

Becoming A Place For All

SMALL-elca-emblem-150px With increasing diversity in our culture and growing mobility of people across and into the U.S., how can we as ELCA congregations become places that affirm the God-given dignity and personhood of everyone? What will it take? What’s our role? What’s working? Watch Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Pastor Ruben Duran, Mikka McCracken and Pastor Matt...

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June 9, 2016

Advocacy Alert: Childhood Hunger

ELCA Advocacy The U.S. House of Representatives could vote soon on a bill that would roll back years of positive steps toward eliminating childhood hunger in the U.S. The ELCA is committed to fighting childhood hunger and advocates for strong renewal of child nutrition programs. This bill would jeopardize access to school meals for thousands of students....

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June 8, 2016

Settlement House Seeks Executive Director

LSH_square2 Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) is seeking a visionary leader with experience in social services management; vision, strategy and planning; resource development; and fiscal management to serve as executive director. Since 1902, LSH has been empowering individuals, families, and communities to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through an integrated program of social, educational, and advocacy services. Learn...

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