April 13, 2017

Easter Message From Bishop Burkat

Dear Friends, As we approach Easter this year, the joy of the Resurrection and the light of the Risen Christ among us is a counterpoint to some disturbing darkness in our world. Some of us face serious illness, while others grieve. Some of us have family members at risk here in the U.S., and others around...

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April 11, 2017

Increase Offerings with e-Giving!

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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April 4, 2017

Inspiration for a Brave New Church

Our synod has launched a new website, BraveNewChurch.org, with inspiration and resources to help your congregation be church in our brave new world. The site includes a blog written by innovative thinkers from our synod and beyond, and a podcast with episodes exploring scripture, theology, and the practices of being church today. There is also...

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April 4, 2017

Stewardship Tip: Quarterly Reports

The first quarter of the calendar year is over and in many congregations the Financial Secretary sends out a “quarterly report.”  As you think about your congregation’s practices in this area of stewardship, consider some of the following: If you don’t send quarterly reports to your members, reconsider it. It is NOT a bill It...

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March 30, 2017

It’s Time for A Brave New Church

Greetings friends and colleagues, I am pleased to share some sobering and some exciting news with you during this holy season of Lent. In this time of intentional personal reflection, prayer, and discernment, it is good for us to also reflect on our circumstances as a church. The simple truth is that across America the...

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March 22, 2017

200+ Explore Cross-Generational Ministry

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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