Martin Luther was eight years old when Christopher Columbus set sail from Europe and landed in the Western Hemisphere. Luther was a young monk and priest when Michaelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel in Rome...
Assignment completes candidacy for all people, including those ordained in another Lutheran church or Christian tradition, moving them toward first call and admittance to the appropriate roster in the ELCA...
The ELCA Conference of Bishops' Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Liaison Committee and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Committee commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by signing a joint statement during a Lutheran-Catholic service of Common Prayer.
Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-Five Theses” in Wittenberg on Oct. 31, 1517, and the resulting debate about Christian teaching and practice led to changes that have shaped the course of Western Christianity for almost 500 years.
The Lutheran Laity Movement for Stewardship (LLM) board of
directors elected B. Joyce Cain to a four-year term as executive
director, effective Feb. 1, 1997. She will succeed Clinton P.
Schroeder, who will retire Jan. 31 after seven years in that
post. LLM is a fellowship of 2,300 lay persons who affirm
stewardship as a way of living. It is housed in the Division for
Congregational Ministries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in
America. LLM nurtures and encourages its members in their
personal stewardship development; sponsors "Seminars on
Stewardship and Lifestyle;" publishes a stewardship journal,
"Faith in Action;" and provides a fund raising and counseling
service. Cain worked in the Michigan Synod office of the former
Lutheran Church in America before joining the LLM staff in
Chicago in 1988. She was named assistant to the executive
director in 1992 and assistant director in 1994. "Joyce brings
to LLM a love for Christ, the Lutheran church and the members of
LLM," said LLM President Michael Linder, Durham, Ore. "She is
clearly up to the challenge." He added that Cain "has a passion
for LLM and our ministry." In more than 40 years of service, LLM
has helped more than 3,500 congregations, agencies and
institutions raise in excess of $400 million. This year LLM is
working with about 30 congregations in special efforts to raise
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(312) 380-2958 or AHAFFTEN@ELCA.ORG; Frank Imhoff, Assoc. Dir.,
(312) 380-2955 or FRANKI@ELCA.ORG
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