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Continued Prayers for Papua New Guinea

Colleagues in ministry - I share an update from our partners in Papua New Guinea (PNG), from Pastor Tobby Eleaser. Please continue to keep them in prayer as they deal with ongoing devastation following the [...]

By | 2019-10-30T10:44:56-05:00 August 15th, 2019|Disaster Response, News, PNG|Comments Off on Continued Prayers for Papua New Guinea

2019 Virginia Synod VBS Decoration Contest Winners

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 [...]

By | 2019-10-30T10:45:03-05:00 August 14th, 2019|Contests, News|Comments Off on 2019 Virginia Synod VBS Decoration Contest Winners

Bishop Humphrey’s Statement on Sanctuary Denomination

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 [...]

By | 2019-10-30T10:17:56-05:00 August 13th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Bishop Humphrey’s Statement on Sanctuary Denomination

32nd Annual Virginia Synodical Women’s Organization Convention

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” [...]

By | 2019-08-07T23:16:49-05:00 August 7th, 2019|News|Comments Off on 32nd Annual Virginia Synodical Women’s Organization Convention

Power in the Spirit: Children of the Same Heavenly Father

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, [...]

By | 2019-10-30T10:46:28-05:00 July 18th, 2019|Adult Faith Formation, News|Comments Off on Power in the Spirit: Children of the Same Heavenly Father