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ELCA presiding bishop issues statement on police shootings

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has released a statement in response to the shootings in Baton Rouge, La., and Dallas that killed eight police officers.

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ELCA members to gather in New Orleans for 2016 Churchwide Assembly

Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will gather Aug. 8-13 in assembly at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Meeting under the theme “Freed and Renewed in Christ: 500 Years of God’s Grace in Action,” the assembly’s business will include preparations for observing the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017.

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Bishop Dillahunt's letter regarding our new DEM and Vice President of Synod Council

Bishop Suzanne Dillahunt sent the following letter last week via ebulletin. Here it is again in case you missed it!

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In Chile, the Lutheran church fights for the dignity of women

This year at the Indiana-Kentucky Synod Assembly, Izani Bruch, IELCH presiding bishop, addressed the issue of domestic violence and femicide—the killing of women—in her country. “Even though there have been some laws that have been passed, we still haven’t been able to stop the domestic violence,” said Bruch.

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Boundaries Workshop for SOS rostered leaders--hosted by IK Synod

WHEN: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT) WHERE: Messiah Lutheran ELCA - 801 South Green Street, Brownsburg, IN 46112

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Presiding Bishop Eaton to Preach at Epiphany Lutheran Church

Members of the SOS are invited to hear Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton preach on July 31.

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How to strengthen a community-based system of support for military caregivers

Join this free webcast on July 27 at 2 pm EST to see how you and your congregation can better support our military and their families.

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Pulpit Supply Coordinator unavailable to assist with pulpit supply needs in August

If you will need pulpit supply between August 5 and August 19, please contact Sister Sally Burk now.

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ELCA presiding bishop responds to shootings in Baton Rouge and St. Paul

In a July 7 video message responding to the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., and Philando Castile in suburban St. Paul, Minn., the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), urged members to “be present in our communities.”

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What it means to be Lutheran

In her July column for Living Lutheran, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton notes that the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 may have the media knocking on our doors, asking us to explain ourselves.

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

This event (Aug 24 & 25) 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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