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Three Sides Podcast May 24
Download our latest episode before your Memorial Day travels! 🚗 Pastor Fred Nelson and Aneel Travetti talk with us about The Inside Out Network, a prison ministry that impacts churches and incarcerated persons around the nation.
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ELCA May 24
Congratulations to all 2019 graduates! 🎓 🎉 Whatever your future may hold, God goes with you.
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ELCA May 23
A series of powerful and destructive tornadoes has ripped through parts of the central U.S., leaving destruction in its wake. Give now: is working with local synods, congregations and social ministry organizations to provide relief.
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ELCA May 23
We lament a world fractured by violence and look for ways to bring healing. “A 60-Day Journey Toward Justice in a Culture of Gun Violence” is a new ELCA resource with daily observances that revolve around prayer, education, and advocacy. Begins June 16.
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ELCA May 23
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ELCA May 22
“To me, grace means doing good deeds and doing what is right, even when no one is looking.” Ryan Henry Mitstifer Walton of Tanque Verde Lutheran Church in Tucson, Ariz., is this month's "I'm a Lutheran" from .
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Living Lutheran May 22
.'s 2019 concluded this week. Read about how congregations around the country joined the organization (of which the ELCA is a founding member) by hosting or participating in its Ramadan interfaith events last year.
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ELCA May 22
The documentary "Emanuel" will be screened in theaters on June 17 & 19. It follows the journey of the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, S.C., after the racially motivated shooting of 9 members on June 17, 2015.
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ANKOSfilms May 21
There are so many people to thank for this unique opportunity to go back to the Holy Land and film a group of young adults of color experiencing it ––
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ELCA May 21
More than half of all Americans will be affected by a mental illness or disorder at some point. looks at ministries erasing stigma and providing support.
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ELCA May 21
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Living Lutheran May 17
More than half of all Americans will be affected by a mental illness or disorder at some point. This month's cover story looks at new ELCA ministries that erase the stigma of such maladies.
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ELCA May 16
Yesterday, hundreds joined a prayer vigil at a detention center where an ELCA student pastor is being held. Calls for immigration reform echoed across the crowd, which included not only ELCA members but people of many faiths.
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ELCA World Hunger May 16
Check out this new digital flipbook version of LifeLines, featuring stories of your gifts to ELCA World Hunger and at work.
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ELCA Advocacy May 15
Write your member of Congress and urge funding that supports a compassionate, just and humane immigration system. More info and tools at
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Living Lutheran May 15
Herbert W. Chilstrom, presiding bishop of the ELCA from 1987 to '95, kicks off a five-part monthly series on the authority, use and interpretation of the Bible.
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Bishop Eaton May 14
What can you do? There is prayer vigil tomorrow 6pm at the Kenisha Dentention center. If you are near show up. Contact your US representatives and Senators now.
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Bishop Eaton May 14
More details. Betty Lendin has an MDiv from LSTC was accepted into the DMin program. She is a Synodically Authorized Lay Minister preaching at Emaus.
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Bishop Eaton May 14
Pr Betty Rendon, Emaus Lutheran Racine along with daughter, husband, cousin arrested at gun point by ICE. Five yr old granddaughter was present. Pr Rendon beginning PhD at LSTC. Rally tomorrow night (5/15) in Racine. She fled Columbia when her school was attacked by guerrillas.
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LWF May 13
Church leaders from the Americas are meeting in Peru this week. Read more about their hope and challenges.
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