Ministry Link News

December 4, 2019

Called To Serve Our Neighbors

Through baptism, we are called to serve our neighbors and steward God’s good creation. As Lutherans, our attention turns to the policies that make a broader difference in our lives and the lives of our vulnerable neighbors. It is important that we add our voice into the process. In this video presented by Lutheran Advocacy...

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December 3, 2019

Giving Tuesday… And Wednesday…

Generosity logo SEPA Yes, after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday,  society has finally gotten to Giving Tuesday.  And, if your mailboxes, email boxes and social media sites are like mine, they have already been inundated with multiple requests from every organization you ever donated to (including church related sites) and many more to whom some...

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November 27, 2019

Support Jane Addams Place On Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday This year, #GivingTuesday donations through the synod will benefit Lutheran Settlement House’s Jane Addams Place emergency shelter. Lutheran Settlement House’s Jane Addams Place is an emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness. Whether due to domestic violence, a house fire, or losing a job, residents at Jane Addams Place arrive during times of crisis. Jane Addams Place...

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November 27, 2019

Congregations Learn About Enhancing Vitality

Lay and rostered leaders from congregations across the synod gathered Nov. 9 to explore ways of making their churches more vital communities of faith. Vital congregations nurture individual and community relationship with God, build relationships, and develop a strong presence in community. The day included experienced practitioners and group brainstorming and networking. Resources from the...

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November 20, 2019

Faith and Spiritual Affairs Conference April 17

The City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services Faith and Spiritual Affairs Initiative has set a date for a day of engaging and interactive workshops to help you improve the lives of  Philadelphians. Faith & Spiritual Affairs Conference Community Response to Violence: Renewing Our Faith in Brotherly Love & Sisterly Affection...

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November 20, 2019

Presiding Bishop Statement on Israeli Civilian Settlements

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has “consistently called for an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory, the cessation of all settlement activities and withdrawal from settlements on Palestinian territory to the 1967 boundaries, a negotiated, final status agreement between Israel and the Palestinians and the establishment of and international support for...

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November 14, 2019

Support the All Saints Appeal

“You are the light of the world… Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:14-16 Dear Beloved Saints of Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod, Thank you for witnessing to God’s extravagant love and grace in this five-county region around Philadelphia....

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October 28, 2019

Bishop Preaches at World AIDS Day Service

Bishop Davenport will be the featured preacher at Philadelphia FIGHT’s 11th Annual World AIDS Day Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 30, 8 am, at the Doubletree by Hilton, S. Broad and Locust streets, Center City. Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers provide culturally competent comprehensive primary care, and state of the art HIV primary care to...

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October 28, 2019

‘Renaissance Christmas’ Benefits KenCrest

Christ’s Lutheran Church of Oreland will present a Renaissance Christmas Concert featuring the Bloom Consort on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 3 pm. A free-will offering will benefit KenCrest staff emergencies through the Rod Hibbard Fund. All are welcome! A reception will follow. Venue: 700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Oreland, PA 19075. Visit: christs-oreland.org. For information contact...

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October 28, 2019

2021 Gathering: Boundless

The ELCA Youth Gathering team announces the theme of the 2021 Minneapolis Gathering, “boundless: God beyond measure,” based on Ephesians 3:19 CEV. “I want you to know all about Christ’s love, although it is too wonderful to be measured. Then your lives will be filled with all that God is.” What are the stories of...

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