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    • ELCA Church Council welcomes new vice president and 18 new members November 16, 2022
      ​CHICAGO — The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) met at the Lutheran Center in Chicago, Nov. 10–Nov. 13. The council welcomed ELCA Vice President Imran Siddiqui and 18 new members, elected by the 2022 Churchwide Assembly. The council serves as the ELCA churchwide organization's board of directors and interim legislative authority […]
    • ELCA Conference of Bishops addresses leadership during fall meeting October 6, 2022
      ​ITASCA — The Conference of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) met Sept. 29–Oct. 1 at the Eaglewood Resort in Itasca, Ill. The conference, an advisory body of the ELCA, comprises 65 synod bishops, the presiding bishop and the secretary.The gathering was grounded in worship and prayer as the bishops met to build […]
    • New Resources to Support our Ministries in a Multi-Religious World September 28, 2022
      ​Dear church, In baptism we are called "to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, to serve all people, following the example of Jesus, and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth." Daily we live out our baptismal vocation among people of different religions and worldviews – our […]
    • ELCA congregations observe “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday September 9, 2022
      ​CHICAGO — On Sunday Sept. 11, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will observe "God's work. Our hands." Sunday. Across the country, thousands of ELCA members will engage in the church's dedicated day of service to help make a positive change in their communities, build and deepen relationships, and share God's love.Since the ELCA was […]
    • 2022 ELCA Churchwide Assembly summary of actions August 19, 2022
      ​Chicago —The 2022 ELCA Churchwide Assembly met Aug. 8-12 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Gathering under the theme "Embody the Word," the assembly worshiped together in services of eucharist and lament, experienced a liturgy rooted in Indigenous traditions, and heard a public apology in a nonlegislative session to Iglesia Luterana Santa María […]
    • ELCA Fund for Leaders awards TEEM scholarships August 18, 2022
      ​Chicago — Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Fund for Leaders will award 375 scholarships to students attending the seven seminaries of the ELCA for the 2022-2023 academic year.This year the ELCA Fund for Leaders will distribute around $3.5 million through several types of scholarships, including direct full-time scholarships, federal chaplaincy […]

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    • Acts 1:12-17, 21-26 December 1, 2022
      12Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day's journey away. 13When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, and Simon the […]
    • Ezekiel 3:16-21 November 30, 2022
      ​Andrew, Apostle16At the end of seven days, the word of the LORD came to me: 17Mortal, I have made you a sentinel for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. 18If I say to the wicked, "You shall surely die," and you give […]
    • Genesis 9:1-17 November 29, 2022
      1God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. 2The fear and dread of you shall rest on every animal of the earth, and on every bird of the air, on everything that creeps on the ground, and on all the fish of the sea; into […]
    • Genesis 8:1-19 November 28, 2022
      1But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and all the domestic animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided; 2the fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained, 3and […]
    • Romans 13:11-14 November 27, 2022
      ​First Sunday of Advent11Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; 12the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put […]
    • Matthew 24:1-22 November 26, 2022
      1As Jesus came out of the temple and was going away, his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. 2Then he asked them, "You see all these, do you not? Truly I tell you, not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down."3When he was […]

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    • Acts 1:12-17, 21-26 December 1, 2022
      ​14All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers.
    • Ezekiel 3:16-21 November 30, 2022
      ​21If, however, you warn the righteous not to sin, and they do not sin, they shall surely live, because they took warning; and you will have saved your life.
    • Genesis 9:1-17 November 29, 2022
      ​8Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, 9"As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, 10and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the […]
    • Genesis 8:1-19 November 28, 2022
      ​At the end of one hundred fifty days the waters had abated; 4and in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. 5The waters continued to abate until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the […]
    • Romans 13:11-14 November 27, 2022
      ​13let us live honorably as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
    • Matthew 24:1-22 November 26, 2022
      ​20Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a sabbath. 21For at that time there will be great suffering, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. 22And if those days had not been cut short, no one would be saved; but […]