February 2020 – Making Christ Known

Congregations are encouraged to reproduce stories from Making Christ Known in their own publications and share through email and social media.


Rejoicing Spirits, Rockford

Download the video for use in your congregation. Rejoicing Spirits is a special worship service held every second Thursday at 6:00 pm at Alpine Lutheran Church, 5001 Forest View Ave, Rockford IL. The service is open to all, but is especially sensitive to the needs of adults who are developmentally,…
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We Are Broken – Presiding Bishop

In the February issue of Living Lutheran, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton reminds us of our uniquely Lutheran understanding of the gospel and renews her call for studying Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. “Luther said he needed to study it every day—and he wrote it! Let’s do the same.”
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Herbert Chilstrom, first ELCA presiding bishop, dies at 88

ELCA News Service – 1/19/2020 4:30:00 PM The Rev. Dr. Herbert W. Chilstrom, 88, the first presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), died Jan. 19 at his home in Green Valley, Ariz. He was born in Litchfield, Minn., on Oct. 18, 1931. He is survived by…
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Catalyst Kitchen – St. John's, Rock Island

Download the video for use in your congregation. In this video, Bishop Jeffrey Clements speaks with Pr. Stacie Fidlar and others involved in Catalyst Kitchen, a partnership of Palomares Social Justice Center and St. John’s Lutheran Church – Rock Island. The kitchen and social hall ministry is intended to support…
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