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 29, 2015

Forward Together in Faith Launches

Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 1.22.25 PM Are we as a synod ready to make changes for the sake of the gospel? Are we ready to network, collaborate and share ideas? Are we ready to take risks and even fail? Are we ready to equip and empower congregations? The 2015 Assembly answered an enthusiastic “Yes!” to these questions from Forward Together in...

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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 12, 2015

Bishop: Embrace Our Shifting Culture

Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 1.22.25 PM Bishop Claire Burkat is excited about the sense of excitement and renewal she is hearing all around the synod. She is excited about what we are building together and the response to the Forward Together in Faith campaign. She feels refreshed that we are becoming less attached to bricks and mortar and more to building...

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