Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

I hope that you have made plans to view our next live webcast, “Ecumenical Witness on the Eve of the Reformation Anniversary,” on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. CDT.

I’m excited to announce that American Lutheran religious scholar, Martin Marty, and other great panelists will be joining me for this conversation. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore:

  • What was the Reformation, and what does it mean for Lutherans and ecumenical partners?
  • What is “Declaration on the Way,” and why is it significant for Lutheran-Catholic relations?
  • How might we understand our ecumenical and inter-religious relationships as part of our participation in the ongoing Reformation?

Tune into the live webcast on Oct. 27 by visiting, where a link to the recorded video will be made available after the broadcast. You can also follow along through Facebook Live by visiting

If you would like to submit a question to be considered during the live webcast, please send it and provide your name and your congregation’s name, city and state. We also invite you to participate and join the conversation by using #ELCAwebcast on social media.

God’s peace,

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton
Presiding Bishop
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America