RosteredMinistersGathering

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton likes to quip that she’s had three good ideas since being elected to her position:  The Grace Gathering (a time for all ELCA members to meet at the same time as the Churchwide Assembly to observe plenary sessions and participate in other activities), studying the Small Catechism together as a […]

Small Catechism

At the 2016 Churchwide Assembly, Bishop Eaton called upon ELCA members to read Martin Luther’s Small Catechism together in time for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation on October 31, 2017. Maybe you missed this information.  Or you planned to do something but life got in the way.  There is still plenty of time for […]

muslimneighbor-1

We are living in a time of fear and ignorance surrounding our Muslim neighbors. Here are some resources to help address questions or concerns about Islam that may come up in your congregations: My Neighbor is Muslim: Exploring the Muslim Faith is a new resource developed by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and written by […]

Photos Thanks to Julie Drewes Visual Media Manager Marketing and Communication, Wartburg College

On a beautiful Reformation Day, students and alumni gathered at Wartburg College for the Induction of the Rev. Dr. Kathryn Kleinhans as the Mike & Marge McCoy Family  Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission during the Reformation Day Celebration at Wartburg College, Waverly, IA. It was a remarkable event: both in the generous endowment […]

Installation - Photo Thanks to ELCA Living Lutheran

Church nerds is what we who arrived several hours before the doors to Rockefeller Chapel opened for Bishop Eaton’s Installation called ourselves.   There was some anticipation and anxiety that there would not be room for all who took the pilgrimage to this momentous occasion. In the end there was room for all but I would […]