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  • 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22
    ​But we appeal to you, brothers and sisters, to respect those who labor among you, and have charge of you in the Lord and admonish you; esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. And we urge you, beloved, to admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the […]
  • Nehemiah 9:6-15
    ​Day of Thanksgiving (USA)And Ezra said: "You are the LORD, you alone; you have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. To all of them you give life, and the host of heaven worships you. You […]
  • John 16:25-33
    I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures, but will tell you plainly of the Father. On that day you will ask in my name. I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on […]


  • Albert Pero Jr., first African American professor at a U.S. Lutheran seminary, dies November 25, 2015
    ​     CHICAGO (ELCA) – The Rev. Dr. Albert "Pete" Pero Jr., professor emeritus of systematic theology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) died Nov. 18 in Chicago. He was 79. LSTC is one of eight seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).     Pero was the first African American professor at […]
  • ELCA to hold its first Grace Gathering November 24, 2015
                CHICAGO (ELCA) – The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is hosting its first Grace Gathering, an event to help prepare Lutherans for the observance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It will be held in partnership with the 2016 ELCA Churchwide Assembly in New Orleans.             Grace Gathering will be held […]
  • ELCA, local partners break ground on Lutheran center, clinic in South Sudan November 23, 2015
    ​     CHICAGO (ELCA) – As part of ongoing work to bring peace and reconciliation in South Sudan, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and local partners broke ground on a new Lutheran center and clinic in the nation's capital, Juba, earlier this month.     The Lutheran center and clinic, which serves as the launching point […]
  • ELCA celebrates 45 years of ordaining women November 19, 2015
    ​     CHICAGO (ELCA) – On the 45th anniversary of the ordination of Lutheran women in the United States, "I give thanks for my sisters who were the first women pastors," said the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). "I give thanks for all women in ministry. We […]
  • ELCA presiding bishop encourages the support of refugee resettlement November 18, 2015
                CHICAGO (ELCA) – In response to the terrorism around the world and people displaced from their homes and seeking refuge, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), issued a statement Nov. 18 to the 3.7 million member church. The full text of her statement follows:"We are […]

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