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  • 2 Corinthians 5:20b—6:10
    ​Ash WednesdaySo we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.As we work together with him, […]
  • Psalm 35:11-28
    ​Malicious witnesses rise up; they ask me about things I do not know. They repay me evil for good; my soul is forlorn. But as for me, when they were sick, I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting. I prayed with head bowed on my bosom, as though I grieved for a friend or […]
  • Acts 10:9-23a
    About noon the next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. He became hungry and wanted something to eat; and while it was being prepared, he fell into a trance. He saw the heaven opened and something like a large sheet coming down, […]


  • ELCA members support those impacted by Flint water crisis February 2, 2016
    ​           CHICAGO (ELCA) – In response to the water crisis in Flint, Mich., members from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Livonia, Mich., delivered more than 3,000 gallons of donated water Jan. 31 to the congregation of Salem Lutheran Church in Flint.             "I thought it was a tremendous outpouring of love," said the Rev. Monica […]
  • ELCA members pray for those affected by cuts at Lutheran Social Service of Illinois January 28, 2016
    ​           CHICAGO (ELCA) – Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) offer prayers to those impacted by program and staff reductions at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI). On Jan. 22 the nonprofit social service agency of the three ELCA Illinois synods announced the cuts due to the state's inability to pass a budget […]
  • Lutherans, Catholics plan joint commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation January 25, 2016
    ​            CHICAGO (ELCA) – Building on a path toward greater unity, The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Catholic Church will participate in a joint ecumenical commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on Oct. 31, 2016, in Lund, Sweden.             "Just as we are concluding the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, […]
  • ELCA presiding bishop urges church to have ‘difficult conversations’ around racism January 20, 2016
    ​          CHICAGO (ELCA) – The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has called on its 3.7 million members to "be the church that models for the rest of this country what it means to have these difficult conversations" about racial inequality. Eaton made her remarks during a […]
  • ELCA receives $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment January 20, 2016
    ​          CHICAGO (ELCA) – The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has received a $1 million grant as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.'s National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders. The endowment is giving a total of $28 million through this initiative, which supports religious organizations across the country as they address the […]

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