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.
Flooding and tornadoes have wreaked havoc across the Midwest and South. Heavy rainfall and record flooding have forced the evacuation of hundreds of people, claiming the lives of at least 24 people, threatening crops and livestock and putting scores of homes underwater after days of unusual winter weather.
Lutheran Disaster Response is working with social ministries and synods that serve the impacted communities in shaping the response to this dynamic situation across multiple states. This initial response of neighbor helping neighbor and organizations responding in their own communities will be expanded by our long-standing network of support to assist those impacted. Together we will work to rebuild lives.
What you can do:
Please pray for all those affected by the tornadoes and flooding. Remember those who have lost everything and all those who are working to respond. You can use these prayers and resources in your worship services.
Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response will be used to help meet unmet needs, providing long-term and effective support to communities in need.
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