May 2, 2014

Look at Your Selfie

“Take out your imaginary cell phone and take an imaginary selfie,” the Rev. Dr. Mark S. Hanson, former Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, challenged the assembly. Dr. Hanson was preaching the sermon at opening worship on May 2 for the 2014 Assembly of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran...

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December 14, 2013

The Shepherd’s Amazing Message

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America “It is all too easy for us these days to be constantly aware that this world is fraught with turmoil and danger,” Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton writes in her first Christmas message to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. “The same was true for the world in which Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus...

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September 8, 2013

God’s work. Our hands. Sunday

Join congregations from across the synod and the ELCA in a day of service on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. Learn more here.

August 20, 2013

ELCA Always Being Made New

The ELCA’s theme, “Always Being Made New,” was lived out at the Churchwide Assembly in Pittsburgh Aug. 12-17. The Assembly elected a new Presiding Bishop, the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton; Bishop Burkat says that our new bishop “will lead us with courage, wisdom, wit, and a deep and faithful engagement with the witness of the ELCA...

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August 14, 2013

ELCA Elects New Presiding Bishop

The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, bishop of the Northeastern Ohio Synod, was elected today (Aug. 14) as the next Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Eaton received 600 votes on the fifth and final ballot at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly. The Rev. Mark Hanson, incumbent Presiding Bishop, received 287 votes. Eaton is the...

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May 6, 2013

We Are All the ELCA

“We are all the ELCA; we are all partners in this report,” said the Rev. Neil Harrison, director of renewed evangelizing congregations, representing the ELCA churchwide organization to the Assembly. As the ELCA celebrates its 25th year, it is living into its mottos – “God’s work. Our hands.” and “Always being made new” – in triune...

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June 9, 2009

Cyclists’ three R’s of hunger – revelation, revolution and revenue

The Tour de Revs, three friends’ 13,000 mile trek on a bamboo bicycle to raise awareness of world hunger, is about three “revs” – revelation, revolution and revenue. In a world where the richest 20 percent of the population consumes nearly 80 percent of the goods and services, and billions live on less than $2 a day, God’s word to Israel that “there shall be no poor among you” offers US Lutherans a chance to make a big difference in global suffering. Photos, video after the jump.

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