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    • ELCA presiding bishop joins NCC leaders in letter to vice president, Cabinet and Congress January 8, 2021
      ​CHICAGO — The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), joined leaders from the National Council of Churches (NCC) in an open letter to Vice President Mike Pence, members of Congress and the Cabinet, calling for the removal of President Donald Trump from office.The letter states: "Our faith instructs […]
    • ELCA presiding bishop post-election video message December 15, 2020
      ​ELCA presiding bishop Elizabeth Eaton speaks to the church about healing and unity in this post-election video message. The transcript follows:Dear church,Elections are an opportunity to remember that no matter the outcome, we belong to God whose love is steadfast and whose grace is with us always. No human candidate can guarantee our life or our future […]
    • ELCA presiding bishop and ecumenical partners address racism and white supremacy in Advent message November 30, 2020
      ​CHICAGO — The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and leaders of The Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada have joined together to offer the following Advent message:Churches Beyond Borders Advent Call to Address Racism and White SupremacyJohn the baptizer appeared […]
    • ELCA Future Church design affirmed by ELCA Church Council November 16, 2020
      ​CHICAGO – The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has affirmed the proposed Future Church design that is focused on a renewed purpose to activate the entire church so that more people may know the way of Jesus and discover community, justice and love. The council, which serves as the ELCA's board […]
    • Indigenous Peoples Month events November 6, 2020
      ​In honor of Indigenous Peoples Month, the ELCA is remembering the National Indian Lutheran Board (NILB) in two separate Zoom sessions, November 9 and 10.  The NILB, a pan-Lutheran organization founded 50 years ago, established relationships between Lutherans and Tribal Nations and Leaders. On Monday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. CST (6 p.m. MST) join the screening of "Native Nations […]
    • ELCA Presiding Bishop Election Message November 4, 2020
      ​ELCA presiding bishop Elizabeth Eaton speaks to the church about the election in a video message.Transcript below.Today, the uncertainty of this election is causing anxiety and stress for many, not only in our church, but also across our nation and around the world. Even in the midst of a pandemic, voters have done their jobs and turned out in record numbers. And now our election officials […]

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    • Genesis 45:25 -- 46:7 January 26, 2021
      45:25So they went up out of Egypt and came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan. 26And they told him, "Joseph is still alive! He is even ruler over all the land of Egypt." He was stunned; he could not believe them. 27But when they told him all the words of Joseph that he had […]
    • Luke 21:10-19 January 25, 2021
      ​Conversion of Paul10Then he said to them, "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; 11there will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and plagues; and there will be dreadful portents and great signs from heaven.12"But before all this occurs, they will arrest you and persecute you; they will hand you over to […]
    • 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 January 24, 2021
      ​Third Sunday after Epiphany29I mean, brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, 30and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they […]
    • Jeremiah 20:14-18 January 23, 2021
      ​14Cursed be the day on which I was born! The day when my mother bore me, let it not be blessed! 15Cursed be the man who brought the news to my father, saying, "A child is born to you, a son," making him very glad. 16Let that man be like the cities that the LORD […]
    • Jeremiah 20:7-13 January 22, 2021
      ​7O LORD, you have enticed me, and I was enticed; you have overpowered me, and you have prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all day long; everyone mocks me. 8For whenever I speak, I must cry out, I must shout, "Violence and destruction!" For the word of the LORD has become for me a reproach […]
    • Jeremiah 19:1-15 January 21, 2021
      ​1Thus said the LORD: Go and buy a potter's earthenware jug. Take with you some of the elders of the people and some of the senior priests, 2and go out to the valley of the son of Hinnom at the entry of the Potsherd Gate, and proclaim there the words that I tell you. 3You shall say: […]

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    • Genesis 45:25 -- 46:7 January 26, 2021
      ​45:25So they went up out of Egypt and came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan. 26And they told him, "Joseph is still alive! He is even ruler over all the land of Egypt." He was stunned; he could not believe them. 
    • Luke 21:10-19 January 25, 2021
      ​10Then he said to them, "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; 11there will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and plagues; and there will be dreadful portents and great signs from heaven.
    • 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 January 24, 2021
      ​29I mean, brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, 30and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no possessions, 31and […]
    • Jeremiah 20:14-18 January 23, 2021
      ​15Cursed be the man who brought the news to my father, saying, "A child is born to you, a son," making him very glad.
    • Jeremiah 20:7-13 January 22, 2021
      ​12O LORD of hosts, you test the righteous, you see the heart and the mind; let me see your retribution upon them, for to you I have committed my cause. 13Sing to the LORD; praise the LORD!
    • Jeremiah 19:1-15 January 21, 2021
      ​14When Jeremiah came from Topheth, where the LORD had sent him to prophesy, he stood in the court of the LORD's house and said to all the people: 15Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: I am now bringing upon this city and upon all its towns all the disaster that I have […]