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The Rev. Dr. Lloyd Svendsbye, a member of the commission that formed the ELCA, died March 2 after suffering a stroke. He was 83.​


ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton introduced four emphases that she has invited leaders to consider in their work as an understanding of this church.​


The ELCA Conference of Bishops has begun a new conversation about how the denomination funds its various ministries and expressions, particularly in a climate where giving patterns have changed.​


ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton and Anglican, Episcopal and Lutheran leaders have issued a call to peace and prayer for Ukraine in a March 5 statement.​


Two of the 26 colleges and universities of the ELCA have named new presidents: Rebecca M. Bergman will become the 17th president of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., and Paula J. Carlson will become the 10th president of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. 


The Rev. Peter J. L. Perella, 35, director for worship formation and liturgical resources at the ELCA churchwide organization, died Feb. 24 of sinus cancer. The funeral will be held March 2 at 3:00 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Lancaster, Pa.​


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