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News Releases

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

Craig Schweitzer elected bishop of ELCA Western North Dakota Synod

07/23/2020

The Rev. Craig A. Schweitzer, Bismarck, N.D., was elected July 17 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Western North Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

ELCA Unveils New Design for Future of the Church

07/22/2020

This week, the ELCA unveiled a new, innovative design for the future of the church that will ensure the answering of God’s call to invite more into the way of Jesus. This design will focus on attracting young, diverse people to position the ELCA for the future.


ELCA Joins Faith Communities in Calling for Day of Mourning for Hagia Sophia

07/21/2020

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), calls on the church to join with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and faith communities around the world for a day of mourning on Friday, July 24.


Season of Creation devotions offered by four heads of communion

06/25/2020

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA, and leaders from The Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada have prepared a series of devotions to observe the Season of Creation 2020, Sept. 1–Oct. 4.