A Prayer for Veterans Day

The following prayer was written by Reid Christopherson, a member of the ELCA Church Council, in honor of Veterans Day. It was shared at the ELCA Church Council Meeting on November 9th. Let us pray. Gracious God, we pray today for the men and women that wear the...

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. – – –...

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...

Viviendo en un mundo quebrantado

Mientras escribo esto, la Costa del Golfo y Florida están comenzando su largo recobro después de los huracanes Harvey e Irma; Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes se encuentran, en su mayor parte, sin electricidad y con muy poca agua, comida, medicinas y gasolina después...

Presiding Bishop Eaton’s Reformation Day Message

Dear friends in Christ, “You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” (John 8:32) On Reformation Day, we gather as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – in our congregations, across this church, and with our Lutheran family around the globe – to...