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Holy Week and Easter

By Rick Godby / April 6, 2020
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Holy Week and Easter Even as we cannot gather in person during this time of social distancing, we are gathering online—with live worship using Zoom and by pre-recorded video. Below are worship options available from the synod office and congregations across the synod as we move through Holy Week toward the celebration of the Resurrection […]

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Worshiping online together during COVID-19

By Catherine Fink / March 21, 2020
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Worshiping online together during COVID-19 During this time of social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic, when we long to worship together and cannot, the synod website will be a place to gather information about Livestream or recorded opportunities for worship or devotions across the synod. Please see the list below.

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“We ask God to help us!”

By Rick Godby / March 16, 2020
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“We ask God to help us!” Deacon Katie Rivers (St. Mark’s, Asheville) attended one of the Chrism Masses hosted by the synod for rostered ministers prior to the Lenten season; she shares her story. On Tuesday, February 25, Facebook reminded me of my commissioning service as a Deaconess in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). […]

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“God is in the room”

By Rick Godby / March 16, 2020
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“God is in the room” Almost five hundred middle and high school students gather in a ballroom in Greensboro on a weekend in February. Some are laughing and chatting with their friends from church, some are anxiously waiting to see what this is all about, some are greeting old and new friends across the room, […]

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Kure Memorial’s Sunday Lunch

By Catherine Fink / March 2, 2020
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Sunday Lunch. It’s the meal of the week that is a bit special. For some of us, it was the big meal after church; a time to gather without other activities imposing on the time together. However, for hungry folks in Carolina Beach, Sunday means no other area food kitchens/providers are serving. Sunday Lunch is […]

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Celebrating women’s ordination

By Rick Godby / March 2, 2020
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Celebrating women’s ordination Something special was happening at St. Luke’s, Conover, on the afternoon of Sunday, February 25! United in the bond of Jesus the Christ, voices gathered together to remember, confess, celebrate, pray, sing, and encourage one another in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women in the ELCA. A […]

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A time for the Gospel in action

By Rick Godby / February 17, 2020
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A time for the Gospel in action ‘If there was ever a time for the Gospel in action, this is it.’ McDougald Terrace is the city of Durham’s largest public housing complex with 360 apartments built in 1953. In early January, the Durham Housing Authority began an immediate emergency relocation of families living there following […]

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Niner United groups serve, grow

By Rick Godby / February 17, 2020
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Niner United groups serve, grow Puerto Rico Mission Fifty-one students from UNC Charlotte’s Lutheran campus ministry, Niner United, traveled to Puerto Rico in March 2019 to help with rebuilding efforts from Hurricane Maria. While we were there, we focused on the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of the communities we partnered with. The students served, […]

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“I believe that I am a better pastor…”

By Catherine Fink / January 20, 2020
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“I believe that I am a better pastor…” Pastors Mary and Tim Canniff-Kuhn concluded their final summer as program directors at Lutheridge in 2019. For 25 summers, they nurtured, trained, and equipped an entire generation of summer staff with skills that have changed the church, our synod, and the world well beyond the boundaries of […]

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St. Mark’s wins “Do Good” award

By Catherine Fink / January 20, 2020
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St. Mark’s wins “Do Good” award On December 12,2019 at the Wells Fargo Atrium, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church of Charlotte was presented the “Most Generous Financial Gift” award by Share Charlotte, Wells Fargo, and the Charlotte Business Journal for their support of Running Works, a nonprofit organization that provides life skills training and housing to […]

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