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Recent News:

Bishop Satterlee Re-elected at Synod Assembly

The Rev. Craig Alan Satterlee was re-elected to serve a six-year term as bishop of the North/West Lower Michigan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) during the synod assembly May 16-18 in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Bishop Satterlee was re-elected on the fifth ballot with 152 votes to 113 votes for the Rev. […]

Save the Date: LARC Retreat

LARC: Lutherans, Anglicans, and Roman Catholics Going Out Yet Not Knowing: Ministry in the Paradox of a Connected/Disconnected Culture Tuesday, October 22 – Thursday, October 24 Augustine Center of the Sacramentine Monastery Conway, MI Learn More

Synod Assembly Lodging Update

There are now just 14 rooms available for assembly-goers at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Mount Pleasant. Their phone number is (989) 775-5000. You must indicate our room block name NWLM Synod when booking your room. An additional 25 rooms are now available for assembly-goers at the Super 8 by Wyndham, also very close […]

Register Now: WELCA Spring Gathering

Spend Saturday, April 27, 2019 with women from other Lutheran congregations in the North/West Lower Michigan Synod at Trinity Lutheran Church 2700 Fulton St E. Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1899. It will be a day of fellowship, Bible study, good food, crafting and worship. This year’s theme for the Spring Gathering is “And find out what […]

Register Now: Learning from the Bishop

Spend a spring day in sermon preparation and conversation that will equip you to preach through summer and fall! Join Bishop Satterlee for a series of presentations on the Gospel texts for the season after Pentecost (June 23 – November 24). This event will be held on May 3, 2019 from 9:30am – 3:00pm at […]


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