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We Are Church. We Are Called.

In 2019 and 2020, the ELCA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the church’s decision to ordain women, the 40th anniversary of the ordination of women of color and the 10th anniversary of the church’s decision to remove barriers to ministry for persons in publicly accountable, lifelong, monogamous same-gender relationships. Congregations are encouraged to recognize […]

Hurricane Dorian Response

Hurricane Dorian has caused widespread power outages and flooding throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands, Bahamas, and continues to gain in intensity and speed as it heads toward the U.S. mainland. Lutheran Disaster Response is monitoring the situation closely and keeping in touch with partners throughout the areas expected to feel the greatest impact. Learn how […]

Sanctuary Church

During the 2019 Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee, the ELCA declared itself a sanctuary denomination. There has been a lot of debate about what this means for the ELCA and its congregations. We invite you to review these resources to gain a better understanding of what was discussed at Churchwide Assembly. Below you will find the […]

Bishop Satterlee’s Statement on Sanctuar

Last week, the Churchwide Assembly voted to designate the ELCA a “sanctuary denomination”. All across our church, we are working together to answer Martin Luther’s Small Catechism question, “What does this mean? Our church is trying to be faithful. Becoming a sanctuary denomination means that the ELCA is publicly declaring that walking alongside immigrants and refugees is […]

Border Relief Fund

We join together to pray for and provide humanitarian relief to those in crisis at the border. Below are ways you can join us in this effort. The Border Relief Fund – Southwestern Texas Synod The Border Relief Fund was created by the Southwestern Texas Synod and will be used for border relief where it […]

Hear My Voice: A Prison Prayer Book

Augsburg Fortress has recently released Hear My Voice: A Prison Prayer Book. Created for those in prisons and other correctional facilities, these written prayers, devotions, and visual art will accompany them in prayer, trusting in God’s abiding presence in all times and circumstances. This much-needed prayer resource was authored by a number of writers with […]