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Living Water Lutheran Church Gives $1,000 to Food Bank

In the months since the coronavirus pandemic began imposing restrictions on churches, affecting everything from how they conduct worship services to how they meet their financial obligations, the Virginia Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church [...]

By | 2020-07-14T12:06:45-04:00 July 14th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Living Water Lutheran Church Gives $1,000 to Food Bank

Should We? Or, Shouldn’t We? Returning to In-person, Inside Worship

You all have seen the headlines. The one today that caught my attention is: “Churches Were Eager to Reopen. Now They Are a Major Source of Coronavirus Cases.” The subtext reads, “The virus has infiltrated [...]

By | 2020-07-13T11:50:36-04:00 July 13th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Should We? Or, Shouldn’t We? Returning to In-person, Inside Worship

Virginia Forward Phase 3: Guidance for Congregational Leaders

Office of the Bishop Statement on Virginia Forward Phase 3 PDF As legal barriers to gathering again in-person are relaxed, the Office of the Bishop acknowledges the understandable desire to gather in-person. Therefore, we [...]

By | 2020-06-26T15:00:19-04:00 June 26th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Virginia Forward Phase 3: Guidance for Congregational Leaders

Emanuel Nine & Juneteenth – Bishop Bob Humphrey’s Statement on Racism

As we prepare to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the murders of nine Black members of a Bible study group in the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church by a white Lutheran (ELCA)-raised man [...]

By | 2020-06-16T10:13:32-04:00 June 16th, 2020|Do Justice, News|Comments Off on Emanuel Nine & Juneteenth – Bishop Bob Humphrey’s Statement on Racism

Bishop Humphrey 2020 Report to the Virginia Synod

FAITHFUL + BOLD + SERVING Since, then, we have such a hope [through Christ Jesus] we act with great boldness… (2 Corinthians 2:13) Because we are saved, called and empowered by God who is FAITHFUL + BOLD + [...]

By | 2020-06-26T11:58:09-04:00 June 12th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Bishop Humphrey 2020 Report to the Virginia Synod

Bishop Eaton’s Revised Sermon for Sunday June, 2020

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has rerecorded her national sermon and Gospel reading to share with the church on Sunday, June 7, The Holy Trinity. The revised video is available now on YouTube (view) and Vimeo (download). Links to the [...]

By | 2020-06-03T14:49:52-04:00 June 3rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Bishop Eaton’s Revised Sermon for Sunday June, 2020

Upcoming Day of Remembrance and Repentance for the ‘Emanuel 9’

June 17th, 2015, Dylann Roof, a member on the rolls of St. Paul Lutheran Church – ELCA - in Charleston, SC entered Mother Emanuel AME church for a prayer meeting. He proceeded to shoot and [...]

By | 2020-06-05T15:50:19-04:00 May 25th, 2020|Do Justice, News|Comments Off on Upcoming Day of Remembrance and Repentance for the ‘Emanuel 9’