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Where Does Your Offering Go?`

By | 2019-08-30T10:53:54-04:00 September 9th, 2019|News|

ELCA members recently gave $1.7 billion in unrestricted offerings to support God’s mission and ministry. Each year, ELCA congregations pledge to send a portion of the offerings they receive to fund ELCA ministries [...]

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The 7th Annual Week of Service God’s Work, Our Hands

By | 2019-08-29T14:46:51-04:00 August 29th, 2019|News|

The Virginia Synod Week of Service coincides with “God’s Work, Our Hands” Sunday, the ELCA Day of Service on September 8, 2019. We have extended the opportunity to serve to accommodate varying schedules. Last year churches across [...]

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2019 Virginia Synod VBS Decoration Contest Winners

By | 2019-08-14T16:47:21-04:00 August 14th, 2019|News|

This summer we invited you to show off your VBS volunteers skills as part of our Virginia Synod VBS Decoration Contest. Across our synod transformations of typical gathering spaces have turned into something spectacular for [...]

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Bishop Humphrey’s Statement on Sanctuary Denomination

By | 2019-09-05T09:23:28-04:00 August 13th, 2019|Blog, News|

Grace to you and peace… in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Our denomination, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), every three years meets in a Churchwide Assembly. Approximately 950 Voting [...]

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32nd Annual Virginia Synodical Women’s Organization Convention

By | 2019-08-07T23:16:49-04:00 August 7th, 2019|News|

Women across the Synod met at the 32nd Annual Virginia Synodical Women's Organization (VWSO) Convention at First Lutheran, in Norfolk, August 2-3. Over 70 women gathered, under the theme "All Are Welcome at the Table” [...]

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Power in the Spirit: Children of the Same Heavenly Father

By | 2019-07-18T14:32:20-04:00 July 18th, 2019|Blog, News|

The annual conference Power in the Spirit took place last week on the campus of Roanoke College in Salem from July 11-13. Together attendees from across the state gathered to explore the promise of baptism, [...]

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LAUNCH 2019

By | 2019-07-11T09:55:23-04:00 July 11th, 2019|News|

A frequent question for high school graduates is, “So, what are you doing next?” and from there excitement, as well as anxieties, can start to appear as their answer is formed. What are college classes [...]

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