December 2023 Archive for From a Bishop's Desk

A series of opinion articles and essays from bishop's of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and ecumenical partners.


A Message of Hope for the New Year

Dec 10, 2023
Dear saints, as we find ourselves in the first days of a new year, an opportunity that often brings a sense of possibility and anticipation, I want to encourage us together to remember that our hope is built on God’s grace and peace.

Day of Mourning Reflection

Dec 10, 2023
The Day of Mourning spoke powerfully of the persistent implications of a failure to recognize all people as God’s children and, therefore, siblings of one another.