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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 […]

Publicly Engaged Church Grant Applicatio...

Each year, the Publicly Engaged Church Table makes funds available to encourage and support ministries serving local communities. These grants may be used as “seed” money to begin a new ministry, to continue an established ministry, or to expand and enhance an ecumenical effort. Grant applications are now available and must be submitted by July 31, 2019. Learn More. 

ELCA Global Teach

In partnership with various programs and companion churches around the world, the ELCA provides international opportunities for those interested in international service through teaching.  While teaching, volunteers grow in relationship with their host communities, immerse themselves in a new culture and way of life, and are transformed by their students, colleagues, and the experience of […]