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Greetings Siblings in Christ of the South-Central Synod

by Dan Wilkinson

“Good Reads” from the Bishop for Your Church Library As I travel around I am getting into books on bluetooth. (My new fangled car doesn’t have a CD player.) Anyway, I was thinking about books that I’d recommend being in each church library for the edification of the community. They are listed below: Honoring Our […]

A Message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

by Dan Wilkinson

“Big Look at Small Catechism” Editor’s note: This is reprint of ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton’s column from July 2014. Just as she did at the 2016 Churchwide Assembly, Eaton encourages people to “dust off” their Small Catechism and take another look at the basics of our faith as we near the 500th anniversary of […]

Greetings Siblings in Christ of the South-Central Synod

by Dan Wilkinson

Deacons: How They Serve (Part 3) July 26, 2018   Following is an educational piece and final installment of a three-part series offered by Bishop Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld on the role of Deacons in this synod and in God’s church. Deacons offer a ministry of Word and Service, sharing the hope of Christ, helping where there […]

A Message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

by Dan Wilkinson

“We are the branches” Is it possible to be Lutheran and an ecumenist? Of course, the answer is yes. The ELCA has continued the work of our predecessor churches—the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, the American Lutheran Church, and the Lutheran Church in America—all of which engaged in dialogues with other denominations. When the ELCA […]

Meet and Greet with the Bishop! – Thank You!

by Dan Wilkinson

Thank you to Bishop Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld for coming to speak to us this week! Thank you also to all of our talented pie bakers, the volunteers who decorated the hall, set up, served, and cleaned up, and everyone who attended the Bishop’s Gathering with us on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. We were able to ask […]

Bakers Needed!

by Dan Wilkinson

We still need donations of 2 more pies for our gathering with Bishop Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld on August 28th. Can you bake a pie and drop it off in the morning on the 28th? You don’t have to make a specific type of pie; choose your favorite recipe and share it with the Bishop and the […]

A Word from the Bishop

by Dan Wilkinson

Greetings Siblings in Christ of the South-Central Synod, I am so honored and humbled to be your bishop. My official start date was July 1st but if you were involved in the MYLE and Youth Gathering 2018 you know I was in place a week earlier. It was indeed a privilege to start my tenure […]

A Message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

by Dan Wilkinson

“Serving the Neighbor in Need” Editor’s note: This is a reprint of the June 2017 column from the presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. 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 […]

ELCA presiding bishop, faith leaders issue statement on family separation

by Dan Wilkinson

6/7/2018 12:30:00 PM CHICAGO (June 7, 2018) – The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has convened ELCA ecumenical and inter-religious partners in a statement addressing concerns over a recent U.S. government policy calling for more stringent enforcement of federal immigration laws. The policy will most likely […]