God’s work never stops. Churchwide office staff are still hard at work – from our homes. Hours and lines of communication remain the same.

News Releases

ELCA news releases are detailed accounts describing events and ministries of the ELCA

Season of Creation devotions offered by four heads of communion


The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA, and leaders from The Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada have prepared a series of devotions to observe the Season of Creation 2020, Sept. 1–Oct. 4.

Emanuel Nine Commemoration


​June 17 marks the fifth anniversary of the shooting at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., where nine people were killed during a Bible study. To honor this day, the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly adopted a resoution to establish June 17 as "Emanuel 9 Day of Repentance."

This is the Day