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October 28, 2022

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October 27, 2022

After Tornado, UDLC is a Community Rock

When an EF-2 tornado struck sections of their community on September 1, 2021, the people of Upper Dublin Lutheran Church went into action. The winds and flooding spawned by remnants of Hurricane Ida left 140 families displaced and 1,400 homes with severe damage. Almost immediately the church became a hub to distribute supplies and dispense...

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October 19, 2022

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October 11, 2022

5 Things to Know About Mission Support

We are grateful for your support of ministries here in Southeastern Pennsylvania, across the country, and around the globe through Mission Support. In a new video, the Rev. Karen Sease, assistant to the bishop, shares five things that you need to know about how these gifts are used. You can share this video with leaders...

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October 31, 2022

Holy Closure: Bethany, Roxborough

Remembering in prayer the saints at Bethany Lutheran Church Bethany Lutheran Church, a congregation of the Central Philadelphia Conference, will hold their final worship service on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 3:00 pm with Bishop Davenport presiding. Rostered ministers and members of the SEPA Synod are welcome to attend the final service at Bethany as we...

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October 13, 2022

MinistryLink News for October 12, 2022

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October 11, 2022

Help LAMPa Set 2023-24 Priorities

Americans head to the polls Nov. 8, but we’re asking you to make your voice heard now. Regardless of the elections outcome, Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania will accompany you and our PA Lutheran ministries as we strive for justice and peace. Please take a moment to help us discern how God is calling us to act as...

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October 5, 2022

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September 28, 2022

MinistryLink News – September 27, 2022

Thank You for Your Mission Support We are grateful for your support of ministries here in Southeastern Pennsylvania, across the country, and around the globe through Mission Support. Here are five things that you need to know about how these gifts are used. Watch the video at Lutherans Respond to Hurricanes Just over a...

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September 20, 2022

MinistryLink News for September 20, 2022

Download Word version Pray, Give in Response to Hurricane Fiona Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sep. 18 – five years after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. A Category 1 storm, Fiona caused an island-wide blackout and brought catastrophic flooding, with some areas receiving more than 20 inches of rain. After hitting Puerto...

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September 13, 2022

MinistryLink News for Sept. 13

The latest MinistryLink newsletter is here. Sunday’s blessing of backpacks, tomorrow’s monkeypox webinar, free vitality trainings, fall stewardship webinar, and so much more. View online at Download Word version: MinistryLink Sept. 13, 2022 Headlines in green are time sensitive information.   Bishop Blesses Student Backpacks Sept. 18 Bishop Patricia Davenport invites you to our...

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June 6, 2022

Bishop’s Responses to Concerns in Sierra Pacific Synod

Updated: June 6, 2022 June 6, 2022 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the...

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May 27, 2022

ELCA: Response to Uvalde, TX School Shooting

May 27, 2022

Prayer and Worship Resources for Gun Violence

May 26, 2022

E-News May 26, 2022

How Long, O Lord? God, our hearts are broken, again and again, by the scourge of gun violence in our nation. Buffalo. Laguna Beach. Deadly weekends on the streets of Philadelphia. Now the massacre of 19 elementary school students in Uvalde, Texas. God, comfort that families that are grieving right now. God, make us angry...

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May 18, 2022

E-News for May 18, 2022

Synod Office Move the Week of May 23 The synod will be moving our offices across campus to Brossman Hall starting May 23. We expect to be fully operational on Monday, June 6.  Staff members will have limited access to phones and email during this transition, and some messages may not be delivered. Please resend...

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March 8, 2021

’I Was Homeless, Now I Help Make Tiny Homes for People on the Street’

“I was homeless from 2008 to 2013,” says Jacqueline Chapman. Today the active Welcome Church leader is advocating for the needs of homeless people as vice-president of the board of the Sanctuary Village project, which will develop tiny houses in Northeast Philadelphia to house people now living on the streets. Jacqueline shares her story in...

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March 18, 2020

Bishop: Churches Should Comply With Governor’s Order

Bishop Davenport Beloved, I’m sure you aware that Governor Wolf ordered that all non-essential business in Pennsylvania need to close, effective March 17, for two weeks. This is part of the ongoing mitigation efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. My colleague, Bishop Michael Rhyne of Allegheny Synod, shares that their synod’s attorney informed them that...

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February 19, 2020

What Are We Taking On For Lent?

Lenten Message from Bishop Davenport Reflection on Isaiah 58:6-9 Watch video message Download print vision         February, 2020 Greetings, beloved. So what are we taking on for Lent? Jesus’ journey to the cross was a path through sacrifice and discipline. Our Lord took on the weight of the whole world. He poured...

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October 30, 2017

Commemorating 500 Years Since the Reformation

Lutherans and Catholics gathered Saturday, Oct. 21 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansdale for to learn about developments in Lutheran-Catholic ecumenical dialogue and to worship together. The Rev. Dr. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A., president of Villanova University, delivered the homily. Catholic and Lutheran lay persons — including members of families that include both traditions —...

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