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.
West Virginia is experiencing the worst flooding in more than a century. At least 23 people have been confirmed dead, hundreds of homes are severely damaged or destroyed, and thousands of people are without power. Flash flooding caused little time to prepare or escape the rising waters. With the threat of heavy rain still in the forecast, additional flooding and damage may occur.
Through congregations, synods and disaster-affiliate organizations, Lutheran Disaster Response is working to assist those who have been affected by the flooding. Lutheran Disaster Response’s network, including our coordinators in West Virginia and neighboring Ohio, have come together to address the needs of survivors. We know this will be a long road to recovery, and we will be there to accompany those impacted through every phase of this disaster. Your gifts are needed to launch effective 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.
Gifts to West Virginia Flooding will be used to assist those directly impacted by the flooding until the response is complete.
To learn more about the situation and the ELCA’s response:
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