Tag: 2019-06

Video: ELCA Foundation helps congregations

Meet Tim Urness, Regional Gift Planner for the ELCA Foundation. Regional Gift Planners can partner with you, your congregation, synod, or other ELCA-related organization as you explore the variety of possibilities to give with generosity, and planning. They provide expertise — as well as resources, financial education, and investment and endowment management services to help …

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2019 Retired Rostered Ministers Luncheons

Each year, Bishop and Paulette Clements host informal luncheons across the synod for retired rostered ministers and their spouses. The first was Wednesday, May 15 at Trinity, Moline, and the second was Wednesday, May 22 at Christ Belvidere. This year, these events were generously supported by Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. St. Paul writes, “I thank …

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Founders’ Day 2019 at Jenny Lind Chapel

Bishop Clements preached from Lars Esbjorn’s pulpit when he was the featured speaker on Sunday, April 28, for the Founders Day observance at the Jenny Lind Chapel in Andover. The service celebrated the founding of Augustana Lutheran Church in Andover, Augustana Lutheran Church in America, and Augustana College and Theological Seminary in Rock Island. Pam …

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ELCA Global Links May 2019

Investing in women leaders around the world As part of Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has pledged to raise $4 million to equip more than 200 women leaders from our global companion churches with educational opportunities through the International Women Leaders initiative. We are close to reaching this …

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ELCA presiding bishop issues letter on abortion

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has released a letter addressing states recently passing or considering legislation to restrict access to legal abortion. “Talking about abortion has never been easy in this country, and the same holds true in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The members of this church have divergent beliefs and opinions about whether or …

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Gathering, Word, Meal, and Sending – Presiding Bishop Eaton

Liturgy is important—not each constituent part—but the basic structure of corporate worship: gathering, word, meal and sending. It’s a discipline Lutherans willingly undertake because it helps individuals and the entire community express our connection with other Christians throughout the world and across the ages. When we gather, it’s not simply a group of like-minded individuals. …

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