Martin Luther was eight years old when Christopher Columbus set sail from Europe and landed in the Western Hemisphere. Luther was a young monk and priest when Michaelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel in Rome...
Assignment completes candidacy for all people, including those ordained in another Lutheran church or Christian tradition, moving them toward first call and admittance to the appropriate roster in the ELCA...
The ELCA Conference of Bishops' Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Liaison Committee and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Committee commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by signing a joint statement during a Lutheran-Catholic service of Common Prayer.
Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-Five Theses” in Wittenberg on Oct. 31, 1517, and the resulting debate about Christian teaching and practice led to changes that have shaped the course of Western Christianity for almost 500 years.
What brings you joy? Giving generously in response to all that God has done for you? Knowing your gifts to the ELCA truly make a difference? Or maybe learning how your support helps make the work of the ELCA possible: such as expanding outreach in the community and around the world, alleviating world hunger and poverty, responding to disasters, sponsoring missionaries and supporting new congregations.
You have joyfully answered the call to live as a faithful steward and generously support the ministries of the ELCA. You have experienced God’s abundance and want to share his love with others. The ELCA offers a variety of ways you can give to the mission and ministry that means the most to you.
You joyously give today. And you want to carry on your legacy of faithfulness into the future. One way to achieve that includes making a planned gift – a transformational gift – to the ELCA, one that exemplifies your lifelong commitment to ministry and mission.
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