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A Message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton – “Serving the neighbor in charged times”

by Dan Wilkinson

“Serving the neighbor in charged times” These are politically charged times. This very sentence in the presiding bishop’s column is likely to raise eyebrows. Across this church I’ve heard stories of parishioners disturbed by the Gospel read on Sundays, believing the pastor chose the passage as a critique of the current administration. The Beatitudes seemed […]

Prayers for Bishop Mary Froiland

by Dan Wilkinson

Our Synod’s bishop, Bishop Mary Froiland, suffered a heart attack last week. She received prompt medical care and is taking a short vacation to rest and recuperate. She is expected to be fine and is looking forward to returning to work soon. Please remember her in your prayers!

Dikonia Graduation

by Dan Wilkinson

Yesterday, at Midvale Lutheran Church in Madison, the synod’s Diakonia program graduated four students during a worship service and ceremony. The synod’s Diakonia program will graduate four students at a worship service and ceremony at Midvale Community Lutheran Church, 4329 Tokay Blvd., Madison. The Diakonia program is a two-year process of spiritual formation and theological […]

Also From Bishop Eaton

by Dan Wilkinson

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, Please mark your calendars for the next live webcast, “Ecumenical and Interreligious Witness on the Eve of the Reformation Anniversary,” on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. CDT. As Lutherans, we have 499 years of history, but on this day we will explore:  What was the Reformation, and […]

A Message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

by Dan Wilkinson

How Will People Know? On Wednesday, Aug. 10, the voting members of the 2016 ELCA Churchwide Assembly received the document “Declaration on the Way.” More than 99 percent of us affirmed this significant ecumenical statement in which Lutherans and Roman Catholics have achieved agreement on 32 issues regarding communion, ministry and the church, declaring that […]

ELCA – Join In and Continue the Conversation

by Dan Wilkinson

Share Your Voices! Be a part of the discussion and share your ideas today! Go to ELCA.org and take the survey to share your thoughts on what the future of the ELCA looks like to you! The ELCA is a young church at only 28 years old. It is a good time to take a […]

A Message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

by Dan Wilkinson

Love your neighbor “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor […]

“Steeple to Steeple Ride” for ELCA World Hunger

by Dan Wilkinson

Join Bishop Mary and the Synod’s fist “Steeple to Steeple Ride” for ELCA World Hunger SYNOD EVENT! Saturday, June 11, 2016 Join folks in the synod for this bike ride event to raise money for ELCA World Hunger. Not a biker? You can also Ride in Spirit by sponsoring a rider! Just go to the […]

A Message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

by Dan Wilkinson

Can we answer the question ‘why’? Once for continuing education I signed up for an introduction to philosophy course at the community college. I was a music education major in college and never had any philosophy courses. Since philosophy and theology are so closely related, I thought it was about time that I became better […]

A Message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

by Dan Wilkinson

Time to get to know each other And get ready to consider priorities, future direction of ELCA Sometimes I just don’t get us. We are the least likely of all people to speak enthusiastically about our church. I don’t know if it is some cross-cultural Lutheran modesty that compels us to hide our light under […]