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             The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, ELCA presiding bishop, said part of the reason why women now serve as ordained pastors in the ELCA "is because of the work done by Women of the ELCA and predecessor church bodies."


           The Ninth Triennial Convention of Women of the ELCA concluded here July 24 with the installation of new officers and members of the Women of the ELCA churchwide executive board. The convention, which took place at the Charlotte Convention Center July 22-24, is Women of the ELCA's highest legislative authority with delegates elected by each of the 64 synodical women's organizations.


            New officers and executive board members of Women of the ELCA were installed July 24, 2014, during the closing service of the Ninth Triennial Convention of the Women of the ELCA, which took place at the Charlotte Convention Center here July 22-24. They will serve a three-year term concluding in 2017.


The Rev. Kevin L. Strickland, Nashville, Tenn., has been named new director for worship formation and liturgical resources at the ELCA churchwide organization effective Aug. 24, 2014.


            As the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip further escalates, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton expressed her profound concern for members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land in a July 17, 2014, letter to that denomination's bishop, the Rev. Dr. Munib A. Younan.


​United in the common mission and purpose of acting boldly on their faith, about 2,000 women will gather in Charlotte, N.C., for the ninth Triennial Gathering of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ECLA), July 24-27, 2014. Under the theme, “of many generations,” women of all ages will share their faith experiences through worship, featured speakers, workshop sessions and more.


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