Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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We envision a synod where everyone in every congregation is praying for every other congregation, one day at a time.

For Such a Time as This

Interim Bishop Donald J. McCoid



ELCA Presiding Bishop Responds to Supreme Court Decision on Travel Ban

6/26/2018 1:03:00 PM

"I am dismayed by the Supreme Court’s recent decision concerning the president’s authority to restrict travel into the United States. Strong vetting procedures...


Statement form Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton on Executive Order

"This executive order will expand the detention of families. The ELCA opposed the detention of families policy during the George W. Bush and Barack Obama...


ELCA Presiding Bishop Issues Pastoral Message on Gaza Situation

5/15/2018 3:01:00 PM

"Like so many here in our country and around the world, I am appalled and saddened by yesterday’s escalation of Israeli military action against protestors...

Coming Up Next

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Sep 22

Synod Council Meeting

The Synod Council serves as the board of directors of the synod, in between meetings of the Synod Assembly.
Sep 23


"Making Peace with Your Past: Help for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families”
Oct 02

Strategic Plan Working Group

Strategic Plan leaders meet to discuss the ongoing work of our strategic plan.
Oct 11

Executive Committee meeting

Executive Committee meeting

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