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.
After copious amounts of rainfall and several flash floods throughout the Louisiana-Texas area, thousands were left without power. Many families have found themselves displaced from their homes, and for some, multiple times.
Through congregations, synods and disaster affiliate organizations, Lutheran Disaster Response is assisting those who have been affected by the flooding. Lutheran Disaster Response’s coordinator is present, working with community leaders and officials planning the proper responses, particularly the long-term recovery efforts. The road to recovery is long, and we will be there to accompany those impacted through every phase of this disaster. Your gifts are needed to launch continue recovery efforts.
What you can do:
Continue to pray for the people affected by flooding. May God’s healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need.
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