May 12, 2015

Tanzania Missionaries Welcomed Home

Plant it. Water it. Watch it Grow. The theme of the 2012 Synod Assembly perfectly expresses the partnership of SEPA Synod and the Northeast Diocese of Tanzania. This fruitful partnership was spotlighted at the Assembly on May 9, as we celebrated The Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU) and missionaries Susan and Tom MacPherson. Watch the session...

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September 3, 2014

Welcome the MacPhersons Home

Our missionaries Tom and Susan MacPherson are on their way home after three years in Tanzania.  Please join St. John’s, Mayfair and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod as we welcome them home.  On Saturday, September 13, we’ll celebrate their time in Irente with a pot luck dinner after the 5:00 pm service, at which they will preach....

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May 10, 2014

MacPhersons’ Say ‘Asante Sana’

Over and over again “Asante Sana” (“Thank You” in Swahili) was spoken by our Tanzanian missionaries, Susan and Tom MacPherson, as they called via Skype into the Assembly from East Africa. Calling from a classroom at the Irente Childrens’ Home with some young students who had not yet had their dinner and were up past their bedtimes,...

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February 1, 2014

March is Tanzania Month

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod is celebrating our partnerships in Tanzania during March. Throughout the month the Synod is offering opportunities to celebrate, learn about and raise funds for the companionships we have in Tanzania. With this month-long focus, we will raise awareness of these companionships and consolidate our efforts to support them. Tanzania Month Letter...

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May 23, 2013

Mission Idea: ROAR for Tanzania

Motorcyclists at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church are sponsoring ROAR: Ride Organized for A Reason to raise funds to help purchase a motorcycle for use by their mission partners at Cathedral Church in Tanzania. This 75-mile scenic motorcycle tour will be held rain or shine on Saturday, June 8. Registration and pre-ride meeting starts at 8 am...

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September 15, 2008

Visiting SEKUCo ‘a dream come true’

"Visiting SEKUCo after its first year was a dream come true," writes local educator Michelle Macluckie. "I had seen pictures but the pulse of SEKUCo was in the faculty and students who greeted us so warmly. The proud students fully understand that they will be the agents of educational change in Tanzania."

September 8, 2008

Support needed for second SEKUCo campus

Our second SEKUCo Sunday on Oct. 5 aims to raise $50,000 to support the development of a second campus for programs in law and eco-tourism and expand facilities at the Tanzanian college. Won't you help?

August 25, 2008

From our teacher in Tanzania

"There is so much to tell about my year-long experience teaching at SEKUCo," writes exchange teacher Amanda Grant. "I have come home to many familiar faces but I leave behind many that have touched my life just as I have touched theirs."

August 27, 2007

Bishop greeted in Tanzania

Bishop Claire Burkat and Joanne Carlson have arrived safely in Tanzania. Their first full day in Tanzania they drove to the headquarters of the ELCT-North Eastern Diocese in Lushoto, Tanzania. When they arrived they were greeted by the leaders of the Diocese, members of the community and a full band!

February 13, 2007

Building Bridges to Mexico

After spending two weeks immersed in the culture and poverty of rural Mexico, three women from our synod are figuring out how to serve as bridges across this contentious border.

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Contact:

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
267.323.3743
rfisher@sepa.org

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