Bishop’s Correspondence with Central African Republic

Letter from Bishop Mike Rinehart to Rev. Dr. Samuel Ndanga-Toué January 12, 2020 Dear Rev. Dr. Ndanga-Toué, In this new year we greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on behalf of the congregations of the Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod. Our prayer for...

Texas Interfaith Advocacy Conference

Feb. 16 – 18, Austin In years past, TX Lutherans had their own advocacy event in Austin each year. Then, in 2019, we held a joint event with TX Episcopalians.  This year, we will join with people of all faiths to: develop skills to be effective advocates, network with...

Taking Stock and Sharing Perspective

By Bishop Mike Rinehart Each year two reports are due on February 15: an Annual Report of the Congregation, and an Annual Report of Pastors and Deacons to the Bishop. These reports are completed at the beginning of each year, to take stock of the previous year. Both...

A Journey into the Anglican Order of Dominican Preachers

By Steve Stutz, Memorial Lutheran and First Presbyterian Churches I’m new to the TX LA Gulf Coast Synod and I just turned in my first clergy report to Bishop Rinehart. It was a great exercise in looking back on the past year and recognizing the hand of the Lord in the...

Mission Highlight: Bethlehem-New Orleans

By The Rev. Chris Markert, Bishop’s Associate for Mission Bethlehem Lutheran Church is the Gulf Coast Synod’s only historically black congregation (loosely defined as churches established prior to the 1964 Civil Rights Act to serve primarily African...

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