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​ELCA presiding bishop extends an invitation from Pope Francis to join in the Lord's Prayer tomorrow, March 25, at noon your local time. 


​For the first time in the history of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the ELCA Church Council and the ELCA Conference of Bishops held a joint meeting over multiple days. The purpose of the meeting was to nurture their relationship and foster dialogue around shared work that guides this church into the future to which God is calling it.


In her message to this church about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA, said that even though “this is a time of disruption. It is also a time to live and act as faithful people of God.”


The ELCA Church Council voted today, March 8, to remove “Vision and Expectations” from use in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Disciplinary standards for rostered ministers are outlined in “Definitions and Guidelines for Discipline.”