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  • Psalm 40:1-11
    ​I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will […]
  • Galatians 1:6-12
    I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel — not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are confusing you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an […]
  • Matthew 12:15-21
    ​When Jesus became aware of this, he departed. Many crowds followed him, and he cured all of them, and he ordered them not to make him known. 17This was to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah: "Here is my servant, whom I have chosen, my beloved, with whom my soul is well […]

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  • ELCA presiding bishop issues message in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 13, 2017
         CHICAGO (ELCA) – The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has issued the following pastoral message in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.January 2017"Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?" He […]
  • ELCA leaders to participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Day events January 13, 2017
        CHICAGO (ELCA) – In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, leaders from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will participate in nationwide commemoration activities Jan. 14-15.     "As we celebrate the legacy of Dr. King on his date of birth, it is my hope that we find ourselves stirred and challenged to fully embrace […]
  • ELCA presiding bishop delivers her Christmas message December 9, 2016
    CHICAGO – The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), delivers her Christmas message. - - -About the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with more than 3.7 million members in more than 9,300 congregations across the 50 states […]
  • ELCA presiding bishop and Episcopal Church presiding bishop World AIDS Day statement December 1, 2016
         CHICAGO - The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, have issued the following joint statement on 2016 World AIDS Day.World AIDS Day StatementDecember 1: As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, […]
  • ELCA presiding bishop urges Obama to support Palestinian U.N. membership November 30, 2016
         CHICAGO – In a letter to President Barack Obama, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), asked the president to allow Palestine's application for full membership in the United Nations to move forward before he leaves office in January.     "I write to you as a Christian […]

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