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March 15, 2017

Renew Ministry Vows at Chrism Service April 11

Chrism2017-800-150x150 Our Synod’s ministers of word and sacrament and ministers of word and service are invited to renew their ordination/consecration vows at the annual Chrism Service on Tuesday of Holy Week, April 11, at 10 am at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lafayette Hill. Congregational deacons and assisting ministers are invited to receive a blessing as...

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March 1, 2017

‘Return to Me With All Your Heart’

Joel2_13 Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; rend your hearts and not your clothing. Return to the Lord, your God, for God is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love. — Joel 2:12-13 Yet even now return to me...

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January 26, 2017

Generosity Stories Contest – Win $500

GivingTree copy The Synod Stewardship Team is asking you to tell us how generosity has brought positive change to your congregation through its Generosity Stories Video Contest. Short (two-minute) videos will have an opportunity to win a $500 grant for your congregation to hold a stewardship event or a free consultation from the stewardship team. Deadline is...

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March 23, 2017

Webinar: On the Way to United Lutheran Seminary

ULS_red_150 Bishop Claire Burkat will moderate a live webinar, “On the Way to United Lutheran Seminary,” on Monday, April 3, from 7 to 8 pm (EDT). Presidents David Lose and Michael Cooper-White from Philadelphia and Gettysburg will share the latest information on ULS. There is no cost, but space is limited. Register for the webinar here. Instructions...

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March 22, 2017

200+ Explore Cross-Generational Ministry

Melheim150 Pastor Brad Burke, assistant to the bishop for youth, young adult and faith formation, shares about the Cross+Gen Ministry event with Rich Melheim and David Lose held in our Synod March 10-11″ What an amazing day at LTSP! About 200 wonderful lay and clergy leaders from across the region all learning from Rich Melheim, David...

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March 22, 2017

Learn About E-giving, Get Discounts

GivingTree copy Our Synod Stewardship Team invites you to a FREE workshop on electronic giving on Saturday, April 29. Richard Bauer of Vanco will show you what is possible when you extend your congregation’s giving opportunities beyond Sunday morning worship using electronic giving. “Increase Congregational Offerings” is April 29, 8:30 am to noon, at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, 411...

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March 22, 2017

Council Officers’ Gathering Inspires, Informs

FTIF_Concepts2a More than 80 lay congregation council leaders participated in Bishop Claire Burkat’s annual Council Officers’ Gathering on March 18. ‘Here’s what I love about the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod: You!” the bishop told the council presidents, vice presidents, secretaries and treasurers gathered at LTSP’s Benbow Hall. “I love our leaders, and today I especially celebrate our lay leaders....

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March 2, 2017

Tip: Other Stewardship Topics

GivingTree copy Year round stewardship enables us to lift up consistent themes about generosity and stewardship as a management function for the gifts and blessings entrusted to us by God. Two of the important areas of stewardship will be highlighted by our country in April and it is a good way for our congregations to be in...

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March 2, 2017

Bishop Eaton: The Good Samaritan

SMALL-elca-emblem-150px In her March column for Living Lutheran, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton ponders the parable of the good Samaritan, reminding us that our new life in Christ leads us to answer a different question—not “Who is my neighbor?” but “How are we neighbor?” Read her column in English at livinglutheran.org/2017/02/the-good-shepherd or in Spanish at livinglutheran.org/2017/02/el-buen-samaritano.   The...

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March 1, 2017

Ingathering for LWR at the 2017 Synod Assembly

WELCAlogo1 The INGATHERING of quilts and kits for Lutheran World Relief (LWR) will be part of the Synod Assembly this year. We’ll be sorting and packing all synodical donations on Saturday, May 6, from 8-9 am in the parking lot of Franconia Mennonite Church, preceding morning worship.  The truck will deliver everything directly to LWR in Maryland...

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February 28, 2017

Interfaith Leaders Condemn Desecration of Jewish Cemetery

MtCarmelCBSCap Interfaith leaders from across Greater Philadelphia gathered Monday at the Lutheran Theological Seminary to lament and condemn the weekend vandalism that desecrated the final resting places of Jews buried in Mt. Carmel Jewish Cemetery. Bishop Burkat opened a news conference with Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders by calling the damage to more than one hundred...

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Contact:

For more information about Synod programs and communications, or for help with communications issues in your congregation, contact:
Bob Fisher
Assistant to the Bishop for Communication and Mission Interpretation
267.323.3743
rfisher@sepa.org

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