February 5, 2016

Give Now to Support Partners in Flint

SEMIlogo Flint, Michigan – where 100,000 residents and 9,000 children are being exposed to dangerous levels of lead in their drinking water – is part of our companion Southeast Michigan Synod. Salem Lutheran Church in Flint is distributing bottled water and filtration devices donated by Lutherans (and others). The Synod and congregations are working with Salem...

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February 1, 2016

Celebrating God’s Grace Community

GodsGrace_thumb Our Synod celebrated the three-church collaboration in Northeast Philadelphia known as God’s Grace Lutheran Community on Sunday (Jan. 31). St. John’s Lutheran Church, Redemption Lutheran, and St. Petri-Hope now share three pastors and a board of trustees. Pastors Dee Emmert, Dana Heiserer and Tricia Neale are called by Synod Council to serve God’s Grace. Bishop...

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January 22, 2016

Lutherans Honor Dr. King

King_thumbnail The Rev. Lamont Anthony Wells offered a dynamic sermon at the African Descent Lutheran Association, Philadelphia Chapter’s annual worship service honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 17 at Reformation Lutheran Church in Mt. Airy. Wells is director for evangelical mission in the Metropolitan New York Synod, ELCA, and newly elected national...

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January 15, 2016

Lutherans Join Mayor’s Prayer Service

Kenney-detail-1 On his third day as the newly inaugurated 99th mayor of Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney joined an interfaith gathering of Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists and Hindus for a moving and inspirational Interfaith Worship Service, hosted at the Salvation Army Croc Center in North Philadelphia. After a procession of nearly 100 pastors, priests, imams, and...

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January 4, 2016

Lutheran Night at Phillies June 3

phillies-logo1 Help support Synod youth programs and enjoy a Friday night at the ballpark when the Phillies take on the Brewers on June 3, 7:05 pm, for the annual Lutheran Night at the Phillies. The top-selling groups (congregations or groups of congregations) will have opportunity to throw out the first pitch, receive two Diamond Club tickets,...

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January 22, 2016

Winter Storm Preparations for Churches

SnowScene1 With a winter storm set to deliver significant snow, sleet and ice to our region again, we urge you to be prepared for the possibilities of heavy snowfall, limited travel and potential power outages. Congregations can play an important role by checking on vulnerable people in the community and opening as a “comfort station” to provide...

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January 22, 2016

Help Your Community During Blizzard

As of Thursday night, our entire region is under blizzard or winter storm watches. Congregational leaders, in preparation for the winter storm, please consider taking note of where your most vulnerable live, both members and those closest to your congregation, and how you might check on them. Also, if there are power outages, please consider opening...

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January 14, 2016

Council Nominations Open

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 6-7, 2016. Every year the Synod Assembly elects members of the Synod Council, which serves as “the board of directors...

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January 14, 2016

PA Seminaries to Form “New School”

seminaries In simultaneous meetings held on their respective campuses January 12-13, 2016, the boards of Philadelphia and Gettysburg Lutheran seminaries adopted identical resolutions calling for “the creation of a new school of theology and leadership formation.” Both Boards’ resolutions stated their actions were taken “in the conviction that God and the church are calling us into...

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January 14, 2016

Upgrade Your Congregation’s Hospitality

LewisB As a visitor to a different congregation every week for over a decade, Beth Lewis (president and CEO of AugsburgFortress) has developed a strong sense of what helps congregations reach out to visitors. She’ll share that wisdom with us on Monday, Feb. 1, noon to 3 pm at the Seminary’s Brossman Center, co-sponsored by the...

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