In her July column for The Lutheran, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton talks about money—an unglamorous but vital part of the church. She says we are conflicted about money, but our relationship with it is really “a profoundly spiritual issue.”
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When Elizabeth Ann Norris was an undergraduate student at Lenoir-Rhyne University, she knew she wanted to dedicate her life to helping others. In December 2013, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human and Community Services which helped her to secure a position that allows her to make a difference in lives of the homeless.
"I will and I ask God to help me". These are the words spoken by women and men entering into rostered ministry in the ELCA. Although they are spoken in response to specific requirements charged to them in the services of ordination, consecration, and commissioning, they are ultimately spoken in response to God’s call through the church to serve as ordained or lay rostered leaders.
Bishop Bolick, on June 24, blessed the special cross that was designed and crafted by Dr. Chuck Albers as a gift from Grace Lutheran Church, Hendersonville in honor of Bolick's 18 years of ministry as the NC Synod Bishop. The cross hangs in the synod office’s Herndon Chapel and was presented to Bishop Bolick by Dr. Albers, a Hendersonville physician, on April 25 at the Godspeed Service for Bishop Bolick celebrated at St. John’s, Salisbury.
The North Carolina Synod has benefitted in the past couple of years from the companion process associated with the Forward together Initiative. Companions have helped leaders and congregations move forward to be what God has called them to be and do what God has called them to do.
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