November Synod Newsletter

NOVEMBER E-NEWS Patience. In New Testament Greek, the word translated as patience is υπομονη. (Hoop-om-on-ay.) This is NOT casual indifference or the capacity to wait without complaining. Instead, it means “steadfast endurance” in times of hardship, “persistent hope” in the face of despair or persecution, “sturdy perseverance” no matter how long the race. Synod Assembly is THIS weekend!  Everyone can watch the Assembly on our YouTube channel. Friday, November 6: 3:00 pm-8:30 pm and Saturday, November 7: 8:30 am-4:00 pm.  Rev. Dr. Mark Brocker’s course “The Political Responsibility of the Church” is available to watchhereDid you catch Bishop Laurie’s chat with Dr. Kit Kleinhans, dean of Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University in Ohio? Listen is as they discuss the role of women in the Reformation, and Elisabeth of Rochlitz’s fascinating story of courage and conviction. Have you been keeping up with our profiles of Christian women in leadership?  This series is in honor of 50|40|10 which celebrates 50 years of ordination for women, 40 years for women of color and 10 years for our LGBTQ+ siblings. You can read our Reformation Sunday profile of Katie Luther on our Facebook page.  You can see all the women we’ve profiled so far on our website This Advent season Bishop Laurie will be sharing reflections on four Christian prayer practices. The reflections will come out on Wednesday afternoons starting on November 25.  Science is a Gift from God
ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton
Oct. 22, 2020 2020 Mohrenweiser Lecture Series.  A lecture and panel discussion considering the relationship between two contemporary problems of collective moral action, the care of the planet and the care of migrants. An additional afternoon workshop is open to those who wish to apply the content of the lecture and panel toward action in local faith communities, nonprofit organizations and other groups. Learning to Love Other People’s Children: Climate Justice, Migration, and the Ethics of Care with Nancy Berlinger, PhD, MDiv. Friday, December 4. 9:00 AM via Zoom. Free to Join, Registration Required. Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) applications are now being accepted for the 2021-2022 program year.Young adults ages 21 to 29 are encouraged to apply.  The deadline is Jan. 15, 2021. Click here to learn more. Go and do God’s Work!

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