Ministry Link News

January 26, 2023

Synod Assembly Returns to In-Person

May 5-6, 2023 at Franconia Mennonite Church A significant number of responses to our Assembly survey indicated that people want to return to the fellowship and relationship-building of in-person meetings. We have listened to your voices and have scheduled the 2023 Synod Assembly for Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, at our familiar site...

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January 18, 2023

How to Talk to Strangers and Why It’s Good for You

By Rev. Bryan Penman Co-Director for Evangelical Mission Last month a few of the Synod staff were out for a visit to a potential location for Synod Assembly. As we made our way down the corridors of the hotel, I suddenly heard the voice of Bishop Davenport, “Good morning, how are you all doing?” As...

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January 23, 2023

Seminary Debt Relief Grant Application

Dear Rostered Minister, The Finance Committee of the Southeastern PA Synod is pleased to inform you that, in the spirit of generosity, a limited amount of funding has been included in the Synod’s regular 2023-24 budget to help those rostered ministers of our synod for whom seminary student loan debt is a significant burden.  Although...

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January 18, 2023

New Congregational Vitality Survey

ELCA Is your congregation ready to take a step in the vitality direction but not sure where to start? Well here is the place to start. A new tool has come out from the ELCA called the Congregational Vitality Survey! This FREE Resource is available to all congregation and is simple to implement across congregations of...

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December 13, 2022

Christmas Day Worship

God’s richest blessings to you! We have prepared a pre-recorded Christmas Day worship service as our gift to you. This service features a sermon by the Rev. Dr. Robert H. Linders, theologian in residence at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Doylestown, PA. Musicians and choirs from across the Synod have provided hymns. The liturgy is...

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December 9, 2022

ELCA Disability Ministry Grants for Inclusion and Accessibility

ELCA ELCA Disability Ministry is seeking applications for grants to congregations and projects committed to inclusion and accessibility. Examples include leadership development, community and congregation education, and connecting those with disabilities and various groups within the church. (See the letter below from Disability Ministry’s Rev. Lisa Heffernan for full details!) Grant applications will be accepted starting...

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December 8, 2022

Is Your Church Ready for Christmas Eve?

Ask any of my previous interns, I am extreme nut when it comes to getting things ready for Christmas Eve. But for me, it’s the excitement of drawing so many people to hear the Good News that is at the heart of our faith – that God chose to dwell with us. The power of...

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December 1, 2022

MinistryLink News for December 1, 2022

Read the news here: Time-Sensitive–Remembering-Sandy-Hook—Christmas-Day-Worship—Generosity-Extravaganza.html

November 29, 2022

Sanctuary Village Giving Opportunities

Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” Need a gift that both honors your recipient and offers hope? Give the gift of a Sanctuary Village donation.  You gift will help to build a tiny house – and...

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November 21, 2022

Synod Council and Committees seeking Nominations for 2023

How does the work of Jesus get done in Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod?  By faithful members of our congregations who love Jesus, love the Church, and are willing to take leadership positions in our Synod.  At the upcoming Synod Assembly, May 5, 2023, we have positions of leadership we need to fill to do the work...

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