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.
Scott Roeder Convicted of Murdering Dr. George Tiller, ELCA Member
1/29/2010 12:00:00 AM
CHICAGO (ELCA) -- A Kansas jury convicted Scott Roeder of first-
degree murder Jan. 29. Roeder gunned down Dr. George Tiller, a member of
Reformation Lutheran Church, Wichita, Kan., in the church foyer before
Sunday service May 31. Tiller was one of few physicians in the United
States who performed late-term abortions and was often targeted by anti-
abortion protests. Reformation is a congregation of the Evangelical
Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
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