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Organ Featured in first Tuesdays at Trinity Concert

Organist James Bobb will open Trinity Lutheran Seminary’s 33rd annual Summer Music Series, 'Tuesdays at Trinity,' on June 6.

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'Life and Times of Martin Luther' podcasts created by member of Christ the King, West Chester

Steve Fogle's a novice podcaster, but saw the need for a series devoted to the Life and Times of Martin Luther. Using his background in history and the Lutheran Church, he started his podcasts this year and is now on episode 19 and has over 32,000 downloads so far.

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'Would they notice' article by Pr. Kurt Lammi published in Living Lutheran Magazine this month

“If your church closed its doors tomorrow, would the surrounding community notice?”

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June 2017 Parish Paper available for download and reading--'Ministry in the Midst of Tragedy'

The June 2017 issue discusses ways we can minister when violence and trauma impact our communities.

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ELCA and Episcopal Church issue call for prayer, fasting and advocacy

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, have issued a joint statement calling for prayer, fasting and advocacy addressing cuts to public programs that are vital to hungry people who are living in poverty.

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ELCA Bishops in Arkansas-Oklahoma and Southeast Michigan Synods re-elected

It's assembly season across the ELCA. In April and May there were two bishops re-elected in their respective synods.

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ELCA Archives 'Keep record' of the past for future generations

Although the ELCA is only a few decades old, its archives house more than two centuries’ worth of information from the denomination and its predecessors.

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Reminder: Faith, Sexism, Justice: Conversations Toward a Social Statement responses due Aug 31

The ELCA Task Force on Women and Justice: One in Christ invites you to join a growing conversation and to add your input. After receiving feedback from more than 100 Listening Events and hearing from several dozen specialists, the task force has written the study “Faith, Sexism, Justice: Conversations Toward a Social Statement” as way to invite broad engagement with the questions and issues.

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Are you curious about where the Holy Spirit might be leading you? Check out the Region 6 Discernment Retreat

Gather with others like yourself and Region 6 synod representatives to explore where God may be leading you to serve in the Church.

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Here's how the synod office is supporting Bishop Dillahunt's call to prayer to raise up rostered ministers and lay leaders

The harvest is, indeed, plentiful. We need more laborers, lay and rostered, to provide the ministry and leadership that will, by grace and the power of the Spirit, assist the church in moving forward faithfully and energetically into God’s preferred future. (From A note to the synod: A Call to Prayer)

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Submit your Domestic Hunger Grant application by June 30 to qualify

The ELCA World Hunger-funded Domestic Hunger Grants Program supports ministries that offer hope and assistance to many thousands of people who experience poverty and hunger in the United States. These grants do more than just give food to people who are hungry – in addition to immediate relief programs, ELCA World Hunger Domestic Hunger Grants fund projects in advocacy, community development, community-based organizing and relief that strengthen the foundations of communities affected by hunger and poverty.

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Religious Freedom: Executive Order

A letter from Bishop Eaton regarding President Trump's recent executive order titled 'Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty.'

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Embodied Freedom event invite

Five hundred years ago this October, Martin Luther began a public conversation about God’s grace that hasn’t stopped. In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, continue the conversation at a theological event called 'Embodied Freedom.'

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Nepal Earthquake: 2 years later

Now, 2 years later, Lutheran Disaster Response is still working with The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), United Mission to Nepal (UMN), Shanti Nepal and Lutheran World Relief (LWR), helping to rebuild communities and improve lives.

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'Our Lutheran Life'

Contemporary stories inspired by the Reformation.

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Anniversary opportunity: Martin Luther feature film release

In a new movie created for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, your congregation can further explore Luther and the impact of his teachings.

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Moved by the Spirit in the midst of strife-Helping South Sudan

More than 7 million people in South Sudan need humanitarian assistance as a result of drought and renewed violence. According to UNICEF, famine was recently declared in the north-central part of the country, where 100,000 people are facing imminent starvation.

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