I write to both acknowledge and give thanks for the “extra effort” given by the Greater Milwaukee Synod in exceeding the goal of 55% sharing of mission support for churchwide ministries around the world. Reaching 57% sharing meant that the Greater Milwaukee Synod again was one of two synods that achieved the top level of sharing in the ELCA.
Please communicate to the members and congregations of your synod my personal word of thanks for the expression of generosity. Together as the ELCA we achieve things on a scale and scope we could never do alone. We grow our congregations, inspire new leaders and care for those around the world who live with hunger and poverty. We are truly the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.
Please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you or to the members of your staff.
Yours in Christ,
Pr. A. Craig Settlage
Director for Mission Support