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West Virgina flood recovery begins--How YOU can help

23 dead, thousands impacted, some areas inaccessible at this time...But God's presence is being felt through people like you.

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ELCA publisher adopts new name

Augsburg Fortress, the publishing house of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has adopted a new name: 1517 Media.

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How 'Brexit' affects you and your investments

This letter from Portico addresses how the recent vote by the British to leave the European Union affects your retirement investments.

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Lutherans represented at historic Orthodox Church council meeting

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) joined Christians from around the world in offering prayers as the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Christian Church convened on the island of Crete June 20-25. It was attended by 220 Orthodox bishops and archbishops, as well as 70 official advisers. According to the council’s website (orthodoxcouncil.org), the last time such a council was convened was 1200 years ago – predating the Reformation by 700 years.

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Barbara Collins elected bishop of Upper Susquehanna Synod

The Rev. Barbara Jeanne Collins, Selinsgrove, Pa., was elected June 18 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Upper Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election was held during the Synod Assembly June 17-18 at Weber Chapel at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove.

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Trinity Lutheran Seminary professors to lead trip to Middle East in January 2017

Reserve your spot today for the January 3-17, 2017 trip to the Holy Land.

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How to create a 'Generous Giving Climate' in your congregation

Four ways your congregation can create an atmosphere that encourages generous giving.

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'Bridging race divide: 1 year after Emanuel 9'

Pr. Henry Zorn and Louise Lawarre, of Greater Anderson Promotes Peace, wrote an editorial reflecting on the June 17, 2015 murders in Charleston, SC and what is being done in Cincinnati to bridge the racial divide.

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William Gafkjen re-elected bishop of ELCA Indiana-Kentucky Synod

The Rev. William O. Gafkjen, Indianapolis, was re-elected June 9 to serve a second six-year term as bishop of the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

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ELCA presiding bishop issues letter in response to Orlando shooting

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has issued a letter in response to the June 12 shooting that claimed the lives of 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

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Latvian Lutheran Church votes to stop ordaining women

ELCA bishops, including Bishop Suzanne Dillahunt, signed on to a recent letter pushing back against the Latvian Lutheran Church's decision to stop ordaining women.

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New ELCA Federal Credit Union opens and will serve ELCA members, congregations and ELCA-related ministries

The ELCA Federal Credit Union, the new credit union of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 6 at its headquarters in The Lutheran Center in Chicago.

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From persecution to witness-Living Lutheran column by Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton reminds us that “martyr” is a Greek word that means “witness.”

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Invitation to be a part of National VA Chaplain Center's free TRAIN THE FACILITATOR Community Clergy Training Program

This event aids in the fulfillment of the memorial adopted at the 2016 SOS Assembly in developing the skills and knowledge to better assist all military, current and former. This event is endorsed by the SOS and is part of the ELCA's partnership with the VA.

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Summary of actions taken at SOS Assembly June 4 2016

This is a brief summary of actions taken at the SOS Assembly this past weekend. Look for more photos on Facebook in the near future!

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'Can we answer the question why?'

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton asks the question because 'knowing the why is important to the church's future directions.'

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Rise Up Tour at Wittenberg University April 24

Featuring Rachel Kurtz and AGAPE--Free to the public

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Be part of history in Germany.....Plant a tree in the Luthergarden in Wittenberg Germany

Be a part of the Wittenberg Germany Commemoration of 500 years of the Reformation!

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