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  • Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
    ​Eleventh Sunday after PentecostThus says the LORD: Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed. And the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, and to be his servants, all who keep the sabbath, […]
  • Matthew 14:34-36
    ​When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. After the people of that place recognized him, they sent word throughout the region and brought all who were sick to him, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.
  • Psalm 67
    May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selahthat your way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations. Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you. Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you […]

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  • ELCA commitment to confronting racism and anti-Semitism August 15, 2017
    The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), stands against all forms of hatred and discrimination. The church believes that cultural, ethnic and racial differences should be seen and celebrated as what God intends them to be—blessings rather than means of oppression and discrimination. The ELCA’s social statement “Freed in Christ: Race, Ethnicity and Culture” states: […]
  • Prayer for Charlottesville rally August 11, 2017
    CHICAGO – In support of those who will join an act of public witness against racial injustice Aug. 12 in Charlottesville, Va., the Rev. William O. Gafkjen, bishop of the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and chair of the ELCA Conference of Bishops, has issued the following prayer on behalf […]
  • Mark Wilhelm named executive director of Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities August 3, 2017
    CHICAGO – The Rev. Mark N. Wilhelm has been named executive director of the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities. Wilhelm previously served as ELCA program director for schools, which included early childhood, elementary, secondary and colleges and universities. He was appointed interim executive director of the network when it was established in 2015. "The […]
  • ELCA presiding bishop World Refugee Day message June 20, 2017
    CHICAGO – The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has issued the following message in observance of World Refugee Day.Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,Today is World Refugee Day. Observed every year on June 20, this is a day when we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance […]
  • Robert Humphrey elected bishop of ELCA Virginia Synod June 13, 2017
    CHICAGO – The Rev. Robert F Humphrey, Harrisonburg, Va., was elected June 11 to a six-year term as bishop of the Virginia Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election was held during the Synod assembly May 9-11 at Roanoke College in Salem, Va.Humphrey was elected on the fifth ballot with 217 […]

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