A Pastoral Message on Transgender Day of Remembrance

“Defend the lowly and the orphaned; render justice to the oppressed and the destitute! Rescue the weak and the poor, and save them from the hand of violence!” -Psalm 82:3-4 November 20 is internationally known as Transgender Day of Remembrance. Started in 1998, after...
#GivingTuesday 2022

#GivingTuesday 2022

Dear friends and colleagues in the Gulf Coast Synod, Life in our companion synod, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Central African Republic has been a challenge for many years. Currently, only one in ten homes have access to the internet and only one in seven...

New Giving Platform and Gulf Coast Synod App

Thank you for your generous support of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod. Your generosity allows us to reach people all over Southeast Texas, Southern Louisiana, across the country, and even globally. Thank you so much! We are excited to announce that we have a new...

2020 Census

Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of our communities. Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. The results...

Helpful Information Tropical Storm Imelda

Recovery Resources Call 2-1-1 or 877-541-7905 to reach the Texas/United Way Helpline or visit www.211Texas.org to connect to recovery resources and assistance agencies. Call 713-274-3880 to report debris to the Harris County Debris Hotlinefor unincorporated Harris...
Christmas Message

Christmas Message

Beloved, Blessed Christmas greetings to all. We who celebrate with joy the 2,018th (or so) birthday of Jesus of Nazareth, the Palestinian Jew, believe that God is revealed not in the spectacle of wealth and power, but in a baby, wrapped in swaddling clothes (Luke...