In November, the Lutheran Church of Rwanda celebrated its 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion, members gathered in southeast Rwanda near the border with Tanzania in the town where the first Lutheran congregation was established in 1994 by refugees returning from exile.Two trees were planted: one tree to commemorate 20 years of Lutheran ministry in Rwanda and one tree to symbolize the Lutheran Church of Rwanda's connection to the global Lutheran community.
In her December column for The Lutheran, Presiding Bishop Eaton says "With Jesus we have peace, we have hope, we are loved — and not just at holiday."
Read her column by clicking on the link below.
When Lenoir-Rhyne University set the goal of its Rising Campaign, they didn’t know how the community would respond to the charge of raising $65 million. But in the last three years, they are just $3 million shy of their goal.
Church leaders are now serving throughout Southeast Asia, in China and even in Europe thanks to training they received from teachers at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Hong Kong, including ELCA missionary teachers such as Pastor Theodore Zimmerman and his wife Jane Zimmerman. Share this inspiring story with your congregation. For a colorful Word document to display on a bulletin board or use in a newsletter or PowerPoint presentation, visit www.ELCA.org/resources/globalchurch.
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Conover, NC, considers its 2014 gardening season a success. Throughout the spring and summer, a dedicated crew of volunteers tilled, planted, fertilized, watered, weeded, and maintained the plot of land behind the church on County Home Road.
January 29-31, 2015
Christ Lutheran Church, 4519 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC
Transforming leaders to take one bold move for the call of Jesus to lead their congregations with: Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, Commitment
Rostered and congregation leaders, I invite you to register for this milestone conference as part of our synod’s FORWARD TOGETHER initiative. What a great way to start a new year in mission. Bishop Leonard Bolick
Curiosity & Confidence - The Rev. Dr. David Lose, the president of Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia; Courage & Commitment - Dr. Andrew Root, the Olson Baalson Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry, Luther Seminary.
Peter Mayer, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter
Bring a team from your congregation.
For more information contact:
John Mocko, Director of Evangelical Mission, NC Synod