Creative Responses to Coronavirus

By Bishop Michael Rinehart We live in a stressful moment. The fear of an illness with no cure, the thought of losing someone we love, the tenseness of “social distancing” or “physical distancing,” along with quarantining ourselves, and wondering if we will have a job,...

Financial Considerations During a Pandemic

By Chris Markert, Bishop’s Associate for Mission These are difficult and perilous times, my friends. We have not seen a global pandemic like this since the beginning of the AIDS crisis in the early ‘80s or the Spanish Flu of 1918. The shuttering of church buildings...

When Home Becomes Work

By Pastor Tracey Breashears Schultz; Bishop’s Associate for Leadership Like many of you, I have been working from home as a way to keep my neighbor and myself out of harm’s way while we seek to flatten the curve and slow the spread of the coronavirus. Without my drive...

Story Time with Pastor Ariel

By Tracey Breashears Schultz, Bishop’s Associate for Leadership Throughout our synod, in response to the global Coronavirus pandemic and the need for social distancing, we are seeing leaders try new, creative, and imaginative ways of ministering to their people. One...

Take and eat

By Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop, ELCA At the end of the book of Acts there is the story of Paul’s journey to Rome. Paul had taken many journeys that were arduous and dangerous, but this last one was especially severe. Paul was being taken to Rome to stand...

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