July 19, 2018

Prince of Peace Final Service July 22

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Plymouth Meeting, will hold their final worship service on Sunday, July 22 at 3 pm with Bishop Claire Burkat presiding. Together we give thanks to God for all the people of Prince of Peace, past and present, who have faithfully proclaimed the Gospel in Word, Sacrament and Service, in prosperous and in...

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June 27, 2018

Celebrate Bishop-Elect Davenport’s Installation

You are invited to celebrate the installation of Bishop-Elect Patricia A. Davenport in a festive worship service on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at 2 pm at New Covenant Church of Philadelphia, 7500 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119. A reception will follow. ELCA Pastors and Deacons and clergy from other denominations are invited to vest and...

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May 31, 2018

Forward Together in Faith Grants

Our Synod is offering $26,000 in grants to congregations and leaders in 2019 for new initiatives and ministries that support the emphases of the Forward Together in Faith Campaign. For 2019 grants of $500 to $5,000 are available. Applications are due September 30, 2018. These grants, drawn from interest earned by the principal of the campaign, will support new projects...

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July 20, 2018

Pray. Fast. Act. For Safety Net Programs

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Episcopal Church continue our united call to Pray, Fast and Act in support of programs that provide for necessary care for all people. This month we focus on safety net medical and retirement programs. The United States has a strong tradition of communities working together to care for the less fortunate. Since the time of...

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July 19, 2018

St. Paul, Telford: Younger Youth Like to Serve, Too

While older youth had the opportunity to serve at the triennial ELCA Youth Gathering, younger youth like to serve also! Taking an idea from another local Lutheran Church, St. Paul’s in Telford held a 3-day mini youth work camp. Youth in grades 3 through 10 were invited to attend. Held from 9 am – 4pm,...

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July 19, 2018

2019 Changes to ELCA-Medicare Primary Benefits

In response to the ever-changing health care landscape, the ELCA and Portico have worked together to design changes to ELCA Medicare-Primary health benefits that will take effect Jan. 1, 2019. The majority of members with these benefits will be positively affected by enhanced coverage and reduced monthly contributions, or premiums. Continuing a Tradition of Care...

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July 11, 2018

Stewardship Tip: Legacy Gifts

Generosity logo SEPA Yvonne Lembo, a member of our Synod Generosity Team, also works with the ELCA as a regional gift planner.  Our ELCA gift planners are a resource that we under-utilize but can be an extra asset for congregations that want to develop or expand their Endowment Funds.  Here’s  an article that Yvonne wrote for this month’s...

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July 4, 2018

African Descent Ministries: Color-brave, not Color-blind

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America As president of the ELCA’s African Descent Lutheran Association (ADLA), Lamont Anthony Wells is on a mission to help build not “a color-blind” church but “a color-brave one,” he said. “It’s important for us to be brave enough to have discussions and solve some of the biases that are real in our church.” Read the...

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