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Bishop Eaton Issues Message on the War in Gaza

Updated: Jun 5, 2024
Bishop Eaton Issues Message on the War in Gaza 6/5/2024 1:55:00 PM ​Dear church, For eight horrific months war has raged in Gaza. Thousands of people have died, and thousands more are suffering. In recent days we have seen unspeakable images of violence in Rafah a...

Easter Message from ELCA Bishop Eaton

Updated: Mar 30, 2024
In her Easter message to the church, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton focuses on three words that describe what the women at the tomb experienced when the angel announced that Jesus had been raised from the dead: fear, amazement and being seized or possessed. ...

A Letter from the Office of the Bishop (NJ)

Published: Oct 10, 2023
New Jersey Synod, ELCA October 10, 2023 - Letter to the synod from Bishop Bartholomew ...

Bishop Eaton statement concerning Jenin incursions

Published: Jul 5, 2023
As presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, I join my colleague, the Rev. Dr. Sani Ibrahim Azar, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, in being "deeply dismayed at the ongoing Israeli military incurs...

Message on Death of Pope Benedict XVI

Updated: Jan 1, 2023
Dear church, Yesterday we awoke to the news of the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. As part of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), we mourn his death and celebrate his life eternal in Christ Jesus. In the LWF statement, which I commend to all of you, General Secretary Anne ...

Bishop Eaton's Pastoral Message on the SCOTUS Decision re:Roe v. Wade

Updated: Jul 2, 2022
June 24, 2022 Dear church, Whatever personal perspective one might take on the June 24 abortion ruling from the Supreme Court, it is the legal framework in which we now minister, and I wish to speak a pastoral word at this time. The Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wad...

Community Garden Takes Shape

Updated: Jun 18, 2022
Our community garden is taking shape!!!! The raised beds are in, the soil is place and the tomato plants have been planted. Now it is time to care and wait for the harvest. We need your help. Click here to volunteer to stop by and water the garden or to weed. BTW... does anyone have a...

Response to the School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

Published: May 27, 2022
Response to the School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid" (John 14:27). Gracious God, news of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary ...

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America observes 35th anniversary

Updated: Apr 30, 2022
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America observes 35th anniversary Chicago - The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will observe its 35th anniversary on April 30. On this date in 1987, the ELCA constitution was adopted during the opening session of the Constituting Convention...

2024 ELCA Youth Gathering Location Announced

Published: Mar 31, 2022
2024 ELCA Youth Gathering location announced CHICAGO (March 31, 2022) - The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has announced that the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering will be held in New Orleans, July 16-20. The Gathering pre-events - the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (...

New Pastor Called At Living Waters

Updated: Jan 7, 2022
Living Waters Lutheran Church is proud to announce that Vicar Mary "JJ" Simpson-Keelan was called as its new Pastor at a special meeting on January 10, 2021. Pastor JJ has significant life experience and brings a number of outstanding gifts to Living Waters. She served on her church counc...

ELCA Statement on Anti-Asian Racism

Published: Jan 7, 2022
Statement on anti-Asian Racism CHICAGO (March 4, 2021) - The Asian and Pacific Islander Association of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has issued a statement addressing the increase in violence directed toward Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The ELC...
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