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...
With gratitude for those who have gone before and hope for the future, the ELCA gives thanks to God for the ministry of women. In 2019 and 2020 we celebrate 50 years of Lutheran women being ordained in the United States, 40 years of women of color being ordained, and 10 years of LGBTQIA+ individuals being able to serve freely.
In its simplest form, becoming a sanctuary denomination means that the ELCA is publicly declaring that walking alongside immigrants and refugees is a matter of faith. In baptism, we are brought into a covenantal relationship with Jesus Christ that commits us to strive for justice and peace in all the earth.
Northwestern & Southwestern Minnesota
Grand Canyon Synod
Northeastern Ohio Synod
Northwestern Ohio Synod
North/West Lower Michigan Synod
Northeastern Minnesota Synod
Northwestern Minnesota Synod
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New England Synod
New Jersey Synod
Metro New York Synod
Upstate New York Synod
North Carolina Synod
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Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod
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Slovak Zion Synod
Lower Susquehanna Synod
Upper Susquehanna Synod
South Carolina Synod
Northwest Synod of Wisconsin
We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person--questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world.