October 6, 2014

Lutheran Charities Month is Here

Lutheran Charities Month is HERE!  We hope that you and your congregation will be a part of this celebration of our Lutheran Social Ministries right here in SEPA! Download bulletin inserts for Lutheran Charities month from our website. Let me begin by introducing myself! I’m Pastor Brad Burke, the new Executive Director of Lutheran Charities....

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August 20, 2014

Prayer for Ferguson

Please include the people of Ferguson, MO in your congregational prayers Sunday, using the following petition written by Linda Manson of Living Gospel Ministries, or a similar prayer: God of Peace and Healing, We experience violence and hatred that divides us as cultural groups, ethnicities and nations and we feel we do not have the...

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December 1, 2013

Christmas Ingathering

For 46 years, SEPA congregations have banded together with an “Ingathering” of gifts serving people in need, locally and globally, with a variety of holiday gift donations. Working together, we have the capacity to serve more people in need than we can alone. This year’s ingathering is Sunday, Dec. 1, and donations benefit Lutheran Children and...

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November 27, 2013

Act Now to Give Kids a Good Start

Deadline to register for School Breakfast Challenge is Dec. 20 School breakfast is one of the best ways to address childhood hunger.  It also improves test scores, reduces tardiness, absenteeism, discipline problems and the likelihood of obesity.  Yet less than 45 percent of the state’s students receive school breakfast.  Right now, our congregations have a...

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September 13, 2013

Act Now to Oppose SNAP Cuts

(An Action Alert from the ELCA) Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its annual report on food security in our country. The conclusions of that report are sobering: despite improvements in the U.S. economy, the number of U.S. households considered food insecure — lacking consistent access to adequate food throughout the year...

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September 12, 2013

God’s work. Our hands.

We are a church that rolls up its sleeves and gets to work. Across our Synod on September 8 volunteers cleaned up parks, streets and creeks, helped schools get ready for fall, ran programs for kids, did painting and construction for shelters and clinics, packed thousands of meals, and more on “God’s work. Our hands. Sunday” Sept....

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May 31, 2013

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, Sept. 8

 We are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work. “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is September 8, 2013 “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate our 25th anniversary as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. On...

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For more information about Synod programs and communications, or for help with communications issues in your congregation, contact:
Bob Fisher
Assistant to the Bishop for Communication and Mission Interpretation

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