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    • The Rev. Dr. William Flippin, Jr. Joins Office of the Bishop July 9, 2019
      The Rev. Dr. William Flippin, Jr. has been called as Assistant to the Bishop and Director of Evangelical Mission for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod, ELCA. He will join the synod staff August 5. Pastor Flippin currently serves as the first African-American pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, the largest multi-racial Lutheran congregation in Atlanta. In this […]
    • State Budget Passed; General Assistance Eliminated July 2, 2019
      On June 28, Pennsylvania adopted a $34 billion budget that includes no new taxes but socks $330 million away in a rainy day fund. Highlights include increases for housing, education (basic, pre-k and special education), election security and more.  Funding for the state’s two major anti-hunger programs was held level. The State Food Purchase Program received $19.8 […]
    • Bishop Eaton: We Belong to the Truth July 2, 2019
      In her July column for Living Lutheran, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton asks: “How do we live as people of Truth in a time of spin?” In deep humility, profound gratitude and real joy.  Read her column in English at https://bit.ly/2NrsO6H and in Spanish at https://bit.ly/2JaSfDS. “Let your word be ‘Yes, Yes’ or “No, No’”(Matthew […]
    • Volunteers, Sponsors Needed for Camp Noah July 2, 2019
      Camp Noah Is Quickly Approaching! Planning is underway for Camp Noah at New Creation Lutheran in North Philadelphia Aug. 19-23, 2019! This is one of a series of camps around the U.S. for children who have been affected and/or displaced by disasters. There are tons of fun activities are being planned for the kids, many […]
    • Save Dates for Bishop’s Convocation June 18, 2019
      Save the dates! The 2019 Bishop’s Convocation for rostered ministers, Dare to Imagine: Equipping Innovative Leaders, will be held November 12-13, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza (260 Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA 19406). Rev. Emily Scott, former pastor of St. Lydia’s Dinner Church and current pastor of Dreams and Visions, Baltimore, MD, has agreed […]
    • Forward Together in Faith Grant Applications Open June 18, 2019
      Our Synod is offering $25,000 in grants to congregations and leaders in 2020 for new initiatives and ministries that support the emphases of the Forward Together in Faith Campaign. These grants, drawn from interest earned by the principal of the campaign, will support new projects that help network congregations, leaders and community partners, innovate new […]
    • ELCA Presiding Bishop, Faith Leaders Issue Statement on Children in Detention June 15, 2019
      The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has convened ELCA ecumenical and inter-religious partners in a statement addressing concerns over the well-being of children who cross the U.S. border seeking safety from danger and threats in their home countries. “Children coming to our nation for safety and […]
    • Save the Date for ‘Extravagant Generosity’ June 4, 2019
      Save the dates — January 10-11, 2020 — for a can’t miss learning event. “Extravagant Generosity: A Stewardship Extravaganza” features keynotes by Clif Christopher, author of It’s Not Your Father’s Offering Plate, Whose Offering Plate Is It? and The Church Money Manual, and Aimee Laramore, author of Pathways to Generosity: Year-round Giving and Gratitude. Workshop leaders include: Scott Schantzenbach, Rob […]
    • Holy Closure: St. Petri-Hope June 2, 2019
      Remembering in prayer the saints at St. Petri-Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church.  St. Petri-Hope Lutheran Church, a congregation in the NE/W Philadelphia Conference, held its final worship service on Sunday, June 2 at 3 pm with Bishop Davenport presiding. The service was attended by 152 saints. An offering of $880 was received to benefit the Feast of Justice feeding […]
    • Presiding Bishop’s Message on Abortion May 30, 2019
      May 2019 Dear Beloved in Christ, As most of you are well aware, many states have passed or are considering legislation to restrict access to legal abortion. Talking about abortion has never been easy in this country, and the same holds true in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The members of this church have […]