October 3, 2018

Are You Leaving Money on the Table?

Generosity logo SEPA The Synod Generosity Team and the Delaware Conference invite you to a workshop on generosity and planned giving on Saturday, November 10, 8:30 am to noon, at Reformation Lutheran Church, 102 W. Rose Tree Road, Media. You’ll learn about: Five common ways congregations leave money on the table, and how to get money off the...

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September 27, 2018

Leading SEPA in Dance, to the Glory of God

The Rev. Patricia Ann Curtis Davenport is installed as SEPA’s new Bishop, making history as the first African-American woman to hold this position in the ELCA. By Brenda Lange A palpable sense of joyful history-in-the-making filled the New Covenant Church in Philadelphia September 22 as The Rev. Patricia Ann Curtis Davenport was installed as the...

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August 2, 2018

A Welcome Greeting from Bishop Patricia A. Davenport

Bishop Davenport Hear a word of greeting and encouragement from our new bishop, the Rev. Patricia A. Davenport, as she takes office on August 1, 2018. “Let me say with a grateful heart: I am honored to accept your call to shepherd Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod in her quest to do God’s work through our hands,” Bishop Davenport...

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October 18, 2018

Cross+Gen Movement Building Across SEPA

More than two years ago, about 20 congregational leaders turned up to discuss the challenges of the traditional, age-oriented approach to Sunday School and faith formation. On the other end of the Skype connection was author and consultant Rich Melheim. The energy and frustration released on that rainy spring day blossomed into the first synod-level...

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October 10, 2018

Photo Challenge: How is Your Church Building God’s Kingdom?

We’re assembling an album of images showing SEPA congregations at work and play, in worship and service. We invite you to send images that represent the worship life, community service, faith formation, and other aspects of your congregation. These images may be used in worship or presentations at Synod events and/or on our website and...

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October 9, 2018

Camp Noah Offers Hope, Builds Resiliency

More than 40 children who were displaced by Hurricanes Irma and Maria and relocated to Eastern Pennsylvania were treated to a week-long Camp Noah program at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Reading in August. Lutheran Congregational Services, an affiliate of Liberty Lutheran Services, helped coordinate the program, which included volunteers from many non-profit and faith-based...

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October 9, 2018

Bishop Eaton: So, Now What?

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton Last year it was all Reformation all the time. On this 501st anniversary of the Reformation, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton uses her October Living Lutherancolumn to call on us to “refocus our attention on the gospel of our freedom, forgiveness and reconciliation given to us through God’s indescribable act of love in Christ’s death and...

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October 9, 2018

ARTolerance Comes to Media

On Sunday, October 28 @ 3 p.m. ARTolerance brings its message of multicultural and interfaith understanding to Beth Israel Congregation in collaboration with Reformation Lutheran Church. Founded by Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Udi Bar-David, ARTolerance uses music, poetry and story-telling to overcome divisiveness and give audiences tools to enrich their community. Featuring Bar-David on cello, global...

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