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Register Now: Living Water Ministries Summer Camp!

Registration is Open! Make memories, make friends, and make a difference in the life of your child by registering them for a week of camp with Living Water Ministries.  Our programs are designed to form faith, equip leaders, empower service, and create communities centered in Christ.  Children will grow in faith and in confidence as […]

Rostered Minister Annual Reports

2018 Annual Rostered Minister Report forms are now available! All rostered ministers are expected to complete and return a report to Bishop Satterlee. To complete the annual report form, please click the form below and save it to your computer before completing it. Once completed, please email it to Bishop Satterlee. Annual Report Forms for […]

2018 Annual Report Covers

Enclose your congregation’s annual report inside the new ELCA-produced annual report cover. Available to download in single sheets or folded cover sheets, each report cover includes a message from Presiding Bishop Eaton, devotional materials to begin your meeting, and reflections on understanding a living and vital faith. Download Single Sheet Cover Download Folded Cover

California Wildfires:  Help through Lutheran Disaster Response!

Multiple fires are currently raging across California, destroying thousands of homes. Already, more than 30 people have died and more than 200 are missing, while thousands have fled their homes under evacuation orders. Lutheran Disaster Response has already begun addressing immediate needs, including providing food and other necessities to survivors. They are also preparing to address long-term needs, which might […]

Mitten Youth Summit

Register Now: November 9 – 11, 2018! The Synod Youth Table is organizing an event for high school youth to build relationships, grow as leaders, and discuss issues that are important to them. We invite each congregation to send two youth, but more will be welcome depending on space. This event will be held at Trinity Lutheran […]



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