Ministry Link News

October 4, 2022

COVID Update – October 2022

Last week, Dr. Tim Babinchak joined us to offer perspectives on the health concerns affecting our communities. While hospitalizations are high but declining, the number of deaths each day in the U.S. holds steady at around 400. Vaccinations and the new bi-valent boosters are important to reducing the impact of COVID on society. The most...

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October 3, 2022

Pray, Give in Response to Hurricanes

While the first months of the hurricane season were relatively quiet, September brought damaging storms including hurricanes Fiona and Ian. Hurricane Fiona inundated Puerto Rico with rain, reminding people of the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017. Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida on Sept. 28 with near Category 5-strength winds, dumping record amounts...

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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 https://youtu.be/DpAeTQk99BQ Lutherans Respond to Hurricanes Just over a...

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September 26, 2022

Young Adult Abide Groups in October

ELCA Young Adults announces that Abide is back with new groups.    You can register to be placed into a weekly, virtual small group lead by one of our small group leaders below. Groups meet via video call for approximately one hour over the course of a month. Each group will be centered around 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 16, 2022

Fall ULS Kindling Faith Events

This fall holds many opportunities for lay and rostered leaders to grow and learn at United Lutheran Seminary. Most of our events have an online option, so even if you’re further afield, you can still engage. Upcoming Kindling Faith Events Soul Care is a new multi-event program in collaboration with the Lower Susquehanna Synod with...

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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 https://conta.cc/3U57ORp. 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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September 13, 2022

Blessing of the Backpacks Sept. 18

Bishop Patricia Davenport invites you to our Synodical Offices at ULS for a special Back to School Event. Join us as Bishop blesses each student and their backpack/lunchbox/devices used for school. We’ll have some fun games, soft pretzels and water ice, too. The event is Sunday, September 18 from 2-4pm – RAIN OR SHINE. To...

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September 13, 2022

Free Congregational Vitality Trainings

Is your congregation ready to take the next step (even a small step!!) to revitalize or renew?  Our Synod is participating in a series of Vitality Trainings here this fall with folks from across the ELCA. This training is great for pastor and a team of folks to take together to bring clarity about your...

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September 12, 2022

Update on Portico Health Rates and Plan Changes

2023 Update on Portico Health Rates and Plan Changes ELCA-Primary health contribution baseline rate will increase 3%, the same rate increase as last year, which was the lowest in eight years. The 3% increase also applies to sponsored members receiving the ELCA Medicare-Primary health benefit Standard option. ELCA-Primary Gold+ option deductibles will increase to $1,500...

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