Category: Giving

February 10, 2021

Your congregation can sponsor a missionary

Dear friends: Bethany Friberg works as an ELCA missionary in Ketumbeine, Tanzania, but her definition of missionary service is much more expansive. She believes all Christians are missionaries. “I’m always struck by how wonderful it is when people have committed their life to the Lord and are praying, ‘Lord Jesus, show me how to live...

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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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August 26, 2019

Our Global Connection With Tanzania

There’s an African tradition that when someone is physically present, it’s not just their “face” that is present, but life itself. Bishop Davenport, Pastor Bradley Burke, and Ms. Yvonne Curtis visited our companion North Eastern Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania this summer, sharing not only the life of our Synod but your prayers and gifts. In the previous year,...

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January 16, 2019

Forward Together in Faith Grants Awarded

The Synod has awarded $26,000 in grants funded by the Forward Together in Faith Campaign to 11 projects designed to network congregations and communities, start innovative ministries, enhance their communications, or equip leaders for ministry in the 21st Century. “We had many creative proposals and a limited amount of grant funds,” said Bishop Patricia A....

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December 22, 2018

Make a Difference Through “It Takes All the Saints” Appeal

An invitation from Bishop Patricia A. Davenport: Beloved Saints of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod – Greetings! In my first few months in office I have been overwhelmed by the many ways our congregations and leaders support the ministries of the office of the bishop …. With your energy and creative ideas, your collaborative spirit, your...

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December 18, 2018

Help Innovative Ministries Thrive

The ministries of our Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod only happen because of your support. Thank you for the many ways you make ministry possible. One important funding stream is the annual “It Takes All the Saints” appeal, created 10 years ago to augment mission support from congregations. Won’t you help with a contribution to this appeal? Individual...

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May 13, 2014

Assembly OKs Mission Advancement Campaign

The Assembly voted unanimously to continue work with Kairos and Associates on the development of a Mission Advancement Campaign to develop resources to reshape the Synod for the work of equipping leaders and congregations to engage their communities and deepen discipleship of their members. Prior to presenting the resolution from Synod Council, Vice President Tracey...

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December 7, 2010

It Takes All The Saints for Vital Lutheran Witness

Together we are the body of Christ. All the parts of the body are needed to give support, strength and flexibility for the ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Synod exists to oversee and support Christ’s mission here in Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the ELCA. We facilitate missional activities no single congregation could accomplish. And you can help this vital Lutheran witness remains healthy by supporting our annual It Takes All the Saints campaign as an individual, family or congregation.