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  • Esther 7:7—8:17
    ​The king rose from the feast in wrath and went into the palace garden, but Haman stayed to beg his life from Queen Esther, for he saw that the king had determined to destroy him. When the king returned from the palace garden to the banquet hall, Haman had thrown himself on the couch where […]
  • Romans 9:30—10:4
    What then are we to say? Gentiles, who did not strive for righteousness, have attained it, that is, righteousness through faith; but Israel, who did strive for the righteousness that is based on the law, did not succeed in fulfilling that law. Why not? Because they did not strive for it on the basis of […]
  • 1 Kings 19:9-18
    ​James, ApostleAt that place he came to a cave, and spent the night there.Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "What are you doing here, Elijah?" He answered, "I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and […]


  • ELCA members offer prayers for congregation of Hawk Creek near Sacred Heart, Minn. July 25, 2016
    CHICAGO  – Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) are offering prayers for the congregation of Hawk Creek Lutheran Church near Sacred Heart, Minn., whose church suffered major damage in a fire July 23. The fire, which destroyed much of the sanctuary of the 142-year-old building, broke out after the church was struck […]
  • ELCA presiding bishop issues statement on police shootings July 20, 2016
         CHICAGO  – The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has released a statement in response to the shootings in Baton Rouge, La., and Dallas that killed eight police officers.Eaton's statement follows:     My soul is bereft of peace: I have forgotten what happiness is. (Lamentations 3:17)Too often […]
  • ELCA members to gather in New Orleans for 2016 Churchwide Assembly July 13, 2016
         CHICAGO – Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will gather Aug. 8-13 in assembly at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Meeting under the theme "Freed and Renewed in Christ: 500 Years of God's Grace in Action," the assembly's business will include preparations for observing the 500th anniversary of […]
  • ELCA presiding bishop responds to shootings in Baton Rouge and St. Paul July 7, 2016
              CHICAGO (ELCA) – In a July 7 video message responding to the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., and Philando Castile in suburban St. Paul, Minn., the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), urged members to "be present in our communities."          "We are […]
  • Lutheran publisher adopts new name June 29, 2016
            CHICAGO – Augsburg Fortress, the publishing house of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has adopted a new name: 1517 Media.          Beth A. Lewis, president and CEO of 1517 Media, said the new “doing business as” identity “expresses our rootedness in the Lutheran reforming movement – ignited by events in the year 1517 – […]

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