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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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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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May 14, 2014

Lutheran Charities Being Made New

LutheranCharitiesLogo In the hope and excitement of the Easter season, Lutheran Charities – the face for the important work of our region’s social ministry organizations that touch more than 50,000 people each year – is also being made new. For more than a year representatives of the Lutheran Charities organizations and the Synod have met to...

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May 14, 2014

Congregations Earn Health Discount

PorticoLogo For the first time, our Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod has earned a 2% discount on Portico health premiums for every participating congregation. Thanks to the 150 rostered personnel, church employees and spouses who completed the assessment to take us over the top. Not only did we exceed the goal, we went far above, eclipsing the 62%...

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May 8, 2014

Join the Conspiracy

Bishop2014Address “I want to invite you all to join a new Christian conspiracy,” Bishop Claire Burkat challenged the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod in her address to the 2014 Assembly. “What does it mean to in the 21st Century to conspire with Christ and one another to heal and bless the world in whatever ways God is leading...

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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 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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