News Releases

ELCA news releases are detailed accounts describing events and ministries of the ELCA

ELCA Receives Lilly Grant to Support Compelling Preaching Initiative

12/08/2022

​The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has received a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish the ELCA Compelling Preaching: Transformed Listeners Initiative.

ELCA Church Council welcomes new vice president and 18 new members

11/16/2022

The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) met at the Lutheran Center in Chicago, Nov. 10–Nov. 13. The council welcomed ELCA Vice President Imran Siddiqui and 18 new members, elected by the 2022 Churchwide Assembly. The council serves as the ELCA churchwide organization’s board of directors and interim legislative authority between meetings of the Churchwide Assembly.

ELCA Conference of Bishops addresses leadership during fall meeting

10/06/2022

​The ELCA Conference of Bishops met Sept. 29–Oct. 1 at the Eaglewood Resort in Itasca, Ill. The conference, an advisory body of the ELCA, comprises 65 synod bishops, the presiding bishop and the secretary. The gathering was grounded in worship and prayer as the bishops met to build on mutual relationships within the conference and address leadership in the ELCA


ELCA congregations observe “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday

09/09/2022

​On Sunday Sept. 11, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will observe "God's work. Our hands." Sunday. Across the country, thousands of ELCA members will engage in the church's dedicated day of service to help make a positive change in their communities, build and deepen relationships, and share God's love.

2022 ELCA Churchwide Assembly summary of actions

08/19/2022

​The 2022 ELCA Churchwide Assembly met Aug. 8-12 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Gathering under the theme "Embody the Word," the assembly worshiped together in services of eucharist and lament, experienced a liturgy rooted in Indigenous traditions, and heard a public apology in a nonlegislative session to Iglesia Luterana Santa María Peregrina for harm experienced from actions taken by the Sierra Pacific Synod and this church.