In her June column for The Lutheran, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton reminds us that we aren’t “called to be the church of the past nor the church of the future, but to be the church right now.” We may not get it right all the time, but we don’t have to fret—that’s the freedom we have with God.
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The Rev. Timothy M. Smith, senior pastor of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Atlanta, Georgia, was elected May 30 as bishop of the North Carolina Lutheran Synod – Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) at the 2015 NC Assembly. He was elected on the fifth ballot.
We life up NCLMM’s ministry in June. The Mission of the NCLMM is to support men in their spiritual growth and in their social and intellectual development as they strive to deepen their commitment to Christ and to their families; and to provide strength and support as they grow in the life of the Church and its evangelical mission. For info: http://www.nclmm.org/
Attendance: 711 people, including 624 voting members and 87 visitors and special guests: voting members - 234 clergy, 13 associates in ministry, 3 diaconal ministers, 374 lay voting members, 24 synod council members, 28 persons of color or primary language other than English, 13 confirmation age to 18 and 47 aged 18-30.
Kathy Carr, chair of the Transition Team, offered Bishop Leonard and Rita gifts of gratitude at the close of the assembly. The gifts include a quilt from Augsburg, Winston-Salem and a Memory Book of letters from congregations and individuals. Carr also unveiled the portrait of Bishop Bolick which will be hanged in the synod office. A love gift from congregation and a leather-bound copy of the Lutheran Study Bible in which people noted their favorite verses was given to Bishop Bolick at his Godspeed Service on April 25 in Salisbury.