Newsletter Aug 2019

August 1, 2019

Newsletter Aug 2019

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  • Sanctuary Church Body – What does this mean?
    In a key action last week, the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly voted to approve a memorial that declares the ELCA a sanctuary church. The ELCA is the first North American denomination to declare itself a sanctuary church body. As a sanctuary church the ELCA is committed to serving and supporting migrant children and families in […]
  • Dr. Andrew Root to speak at annual Fall Theological Conference
    PIERRE, SD -- Andrew Root, PhD will be the guest theologian at the annual Fall Theological Conference September 22-24 in Pierre, SD. Dr. Root, a professor of Youth and Family at Luther Seminary, will present on "Faith in a Secular Age". Registration for this year's conference is now open with a deadline of September 6.
  • SAVE THE DATE: Bishop Installation Service of the Rev. Constanze Hagmaier
  • The Rev. Constanze Hagmaier elected bishop of the ELCA South Dakota Synod
    SIOUX FALLS, SD (June 1, 2019) – The Rev. Constanze Hagmaier was elected June 1 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during the synod assembly, held May 31 and June 1 in Sioux Falls, SD
  • Update from the Bishop Election Committee
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Due to technical problems with the electronic voting system, the Bishop Election Committee decided to repeat the third and fourth ballot using paper ballots. The purpose is to ensure the integrity of the vote for Office of Bishop. The Bishop Election Committee appreciates your patience in this process.

RSS ELCA World Hunger

  • God Created Abundantly
        Another blog post from ELCA World Hunger Education Intern Aml Mohamed. In this blog, she continues to seek answers to the three questions posed in her first blog. This blog is a response to her second question: “Why would I care as a practicing Muslim to work at a Lutheran faith-based institution?”    […]
  • Of Community and Courage: Responding to Public Charge Rule as a Sanctuary Church
      Last week, the ELCA Churchwide Assembly took action be a “sanctuary denomination” – publicly declaring our intent to walk alongside immigrants and refugees as a matter of faith. In response to this action, a well-used question of Martin Luther again began to surface – “what does this mean?” And yet, just as voting members […]