ELCA presiding bishop delivers Veterans Day message

In honor of Veterans Day, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), calls the church to prayer and action in support of our military, veterans and their families. Watch Eaton’s message. – – –...

In Our Prayers: The Reverend Sherry Lee Owensby-Sikes

The Rev. Sherry L. Owensby-Sikes, 71, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, died November 4, 2017. Sherry was born on January 7, 1946 in Louisville, KY and reared in Linden, AL, the oldest daughter of Carroll and Milly Owensby. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Laurence...

Eaton calls on church to hear ‘fresh, good news’

“Here we are at the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. So what?” said ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton on Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Reformation Sunday worship service. She spent most of her sermon answering that question. “The truth is,” she continued, “God has...

Living in a broken world

As I write this the Gulf Coast and Florida are starting the long recovery after hurricanes Harvey and Irma; Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are mostly ­­without electricity and running low on water, food, medicine and gasoline after Hurricane Maria. All of us are...