PrintIn celebration of the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women, the Women’s Jubilee Committee created a digital collection of sermons written by women from across the North/West Lower Michigan Synod. The sermons are based on texts from Year B of the Revised Common Lectionary and are now available online: Read Now. If you are interested in contributing a sermon, please contact Rev. Kjersten […]
PrintAs the world continues to change, it is important for the church to remain true to the Gospel and relevant in our time. In 2020, global pandemic, the urgent struggle for racial justice and a divisive political climate have only sharpened and renewed this church’s purpose to “activate each of us so more people know the […]
PrintThe North/West Lower Michigan Synod will be producing A Service of Lessons and Carols video worship service that will premiere on December 27, 2020. This service will also be available in advance for congregational use. We are looking for congregations to submit video recordings of hymns to be used during the service. If your congregation […]
PrintLike much of the global population, the ELCA is concerned about the Coronavirus, also known as COVID19. With the outbreaks in the United States and around the world being classified as a pandemic, congregations and houses of worship need to be well-informed and well-prepared. Some sources of information that can and should be trusted are […]
PrintThe Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) seeks its next Executive for Administration (EA), who will serve as the chief operating officer for the ELCA’s churchwide headquarters located in Chicago. The EA will work closely with the presiding bishop and all ELCA staff leaders. Importantly, the EA position presents the unique opportunity to be deeply […]
PrintTrapp Grant Applications are now available! If you are in a Northern Michigan congregation (Traverse or Sunrise Conferences), you might qualify for a grant from the Paul E. Trapp estate. The endowment was created from a bequest to support “people-oriented” ministries. Applications must be submitted by November 30, 2020. Download Application
PrintBishop Satterlee has issued a letter in response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Michigan. Read Now.
PrintBishop Satterlee has issued a letter as we continue to wait for official election results. Read Letter.
PrintApplications for the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) program are now being accepted for the 2021-2022 program year! If you’re a young adult ages 21 to 29, you can apply for an international service year that will shape your faith, career, identity and understanding of how you fit into God’s work in the world. YAGM volunteers will […]
PrintThe ELCA Health Plan has always been a community plan, designed to meet the specific needs of the ELCA community. As we prepare for Annual Enrollment November 4 – 18, 2020, Portico is offering additional information and guidance on the two ELCA-Recommended options for 2021. For 2021, the Church Council is recommending the following options: […]