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NWLM Logo copyWe are the North/West Lower Michigan Synod. As one of 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we work to support the 117 congregations and 220 pastors across our geographic region.

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Upcoming Portico Seminars

Pre-Retirement Seminar   November 5th, 2015 @ ELCA Churchwide Ministries, Chicago – Augsburg Room Get Answers to Your Difficult Retirement Planning Questions  Portico Benefit Services, in collaboration with Ernst & Young, is pleased to hold a one-day pre-retirement seminar. You’ll get answers from a certified Ernst & Young financial planner on these questions and more: ·         […]

Boys Choir of the Cathedral of Mainz, Germany Performances

The Boys Choir of the Cathedral of Mainz, Germany will be touring the Muskegonarea and performing four concerts during that time as part of their 2015 United States Tour.  The Choir was established in 1866 and have sung at the Mainz Cathedral on Sundays and holidays with interruption since that time.  The choir traveling on […]

Registration for The Gathering Now Open!

Experience the 2015 Michigan Youth Gathering, which will be held December 27-30. Registration is open to high school aged youth, young adults, and adult. Learn more and register online. 

Walter Taylor Lectures in the Mitten

Walter F. Taylor Jr., the Ernest W. and Edith S. Orgram Professor of New Testament Studies, has embarked on a six-month sabbatical he calls the “Thank You Tour,” beginning July 1 and ending December 31, 2015. During that time, he has made himself available without honorarium to speak at conferences, congregations, and rostered leaders’ events […]

Job Posting: Director of Youth Ministries, Mason MI

All Saints Lutheran Church, ELCA, in Mason, MI is seeking a part-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries to coordinate Christian Education and lead children and youth ministry programs. All Saints is a vibrant congregation that is actively engaged in the Mason community, and envisions children and youth ministry as an integral component to all […]



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Synod Office Hold Music

One of our own retired pastors, Bob Garrels, is a wonderful musician and composer, and has provided several of his pieces that you will now hear if you are put on hold when calling the Synod Office. The composition currently being played is the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) from Garrel's worship service The Lord is in our Midst.