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  • Hebrews 10:4-10
    ​Annunciation of Our LordFor it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, "Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body you have prepared for me; in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. Then I […]
  • Psalm 23
    ​The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your […]
  • Ephesians 4:25-32
    ​So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor […]

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  • Moved by the Spirit in the midst of strife March 23, 2017
         More than 7 million people in South Sudan need humanitarian assistance as a result of drought and renewed violence. According to UNICEF, famine was recently declared in the north-central part of the country, where 100,000 people are facing imminent starvation.     Recently, the #4famines hashtag has been drawing attention to the four countries that are […]
  • ELCA’s comprehensive campaign enters fourth year with $113 million raised March 22, 2017
         CHICAGO – The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's (ELCA) first comprehensive campaign, Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA, is celebrating the beginning of its fourth year with $113 million in cash gifts and gift commitments, representing 57 percent of the five-year, $198 million goal by Jan. 31, 2019.      "We said about […]
  • ELCA Conference of Bishops targets developing leaders, congregational growth March 16, 2017
        ITASCA (March 16, 2017) – The Conference of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) emphasized leadership development and congregational growth when it met here March 2-7.     The conference is an advisory body of the ELCA that includes 65 synod bishops, the presiding bishop and secretary. The Rev. William O. Gafkjen, bishop of […]
  • ELCA presiding bishop issues letter in observance of International Women's Day March 8, 2017
         CHICAGO (March 8, 2017) – In observance of International Women's Day, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has issued the following pastoral letter. Dear Friends in Christ,We are called to honor women not only on this day, but also in our daily vocation as church. In […]
  • Lutheran-Catholic joint observance of 500th anniversary of the Reformation March 6, 2017
    ​     CHICAGO (March 6, 2017) – In the preeminent U.S. observance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation (Oct. 31, 2017), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Conference of Bishops' Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Committee and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Committee gathered March 2 at The Lutheran Center […]

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