Dear friend in Christ, As the ELCA Federal Credit Union enters our second year, we are delighted to begin offering savings accounts and certificates of deposit to ELCA congregations and related ministries. Throughout our first year as the ELCA’s newest financial ministry, we have been helping ELCA members and employees realize significant savings on loans…

Greetings from the Deaconess Community of the ELCA/ELCIC! I want to share with you some information concerning the January Term course that is being offered by the Deaconess Community of the ELCA/ELCIC in partnership with Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. “Diaconal Ministry: History, Formation and Spirituality,” introduces students to the historical, theological, and social contexts…

Volunteers are still needed to join with fellow Lutheran and Catholic choral singers in leading worship at the upcoming Reformation Prayer Service (October 31.) If you are interested, please email Phil Smith at phil@gmselca.org. If you have any questions about the choir, please direct specific questions to mschoewe1@sbcglobal.net. Music You can hear much or all of the music…

To assist and support synods and congregations in their ministries, a list of leaders and congregations participating and engaging persons with disabilities (such as children with autism, teens contemplating suicide, members of all ages living with trauma and depression, and aging members or others with mobility challenges having ADA access to the altar, fellowship hall,…

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN TANZANIA DIOCESE OF MERU PRAYER REQUESTS FROM DME ON PARTNERSHIP DAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2017 Prayer for the continuation of our partnership and commitment to walk together as brothers and sisters embracing the values of accompaniment. Prayer for the congregations of the Diocese of Meru the entire ELCT as we commemorate 500 years…

2017 Live Well Challenge – earn up to $400 wellness dollars for ELCA-Primary members and spouses Register & Complete Your Health Assessment by November 30 (new extended deadline): Earn $100 Each Save or Implement a Retirement Plan With Your Spouse by November 30: Earn $200 Each Report Your Healthy Change by November 30: Earn $100…

Sunday, September 24, 2017 Bishop Paul Erickson of the Greater Milwaukee Synod and Bishop Elias Nasari of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania – Meru Diocese (ELCT-DME) have set the last Sunday of September as our annual Common Day of Prayer. The Meru Committee will exchange prayer requests with the DME. We invite the churches of the GMS to…

Dear family and friends, I was looking through my emails today and was in disbelief over how much time it feels has passed since my last newsletter from Mexico. Re-reading the letter I sent out, re-viewing all of the pictures that summed up my beautiful life in Mexico, and re-reading some responses from people filled…

Click here for full list of Ingathering Locations Wisconsin Locations 1 block north of Grace Lutheran (1025 15th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566) Trinity Lutheran Church (1314 E. Lexington Blvd, Eau Claire, WI 54701) Clinton Street (1331 Clinton St. (on the tracks), La Crosse, WI 54603) Wi-So Railroad (1890 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53704) Milwaukee…

We’re so grateful for your congregation’s past support of churchwide ministries through ELCA Good Gifts. Thank you! With Advent just around the corner, can we count on your support again? Each year, Americans spend over $300 billion on Christmas shopping. Imagine what would happen if we could redirect that spending toward the things that really…

This sermon was preached at the Incarnation Lutheran Church revival service, August 15, 2017. The theme for the evening was “Leaning on the Lord,” taken from the hymn, “We’ve Come This Far by Faith.” The text I chose was Romans 8:26-39. Bishop Paul Erickson May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our…

We are pleased to announce that Pastor Jennifer Arnold has accepted the call to serve as Assistant to the Bishop for Missional Leadership, effective September 1, 2017. Her work will entail overseeing formation events for pastors, deacons and lay leaders and sharing the responsibility of working with congregations in transition with the Assistant to the…

Domestic Hunger Grants The Domestic Hunger Grants program supports ministries that accompany people who experience poverty and hunger across the United States and Caribbean. Domestic Hunger Grants fund projects in advocacy, community development, community-based organizing and relief that strengthen the foundations of communities affected by hunger and poverty. In 2017, this program allocated $691,810 to…

At Crossway Camping Ministries, we decided that young adults who are interested in their call and their faith need to be invested in as an important ministry. After all, because millennials seek alternative ways to worship and serve, outdoor ministry and millennials would appear to be a great pair. As a result, the Servant Leader…

Shortly after I was elected to serve as bishop, I met with the staff of the synod office, as I knew they would have questions about how I wanted to organize the work of the office. I asked them to give me six months to get a sense of the challenges and opportunities facing the…

As we continue in the celebration of Easter and the gift of new life, what better way to celebrate Earth Week than with the planting of trees? Through the generosity of Keeping Greater Milwaukee Beautiful we have received 100 bare-root bur oak trees, a species native to Wisconsin. Each tree is about 18 inches tall…

It’s already time to start planning for the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston. There are lots of important dates and details to start lining up, so if you’d like to be kept updated on what we’ve got going on in the GMS to help you plan for the Gathering, please email Stephanie Luedtke at sluedtke0@gmail.com and…

Retirement Planning for Singles, Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 11 a.m. – noon CDT. We’ve heard from many of our single plan members that you want more information about retirement planning that relates specifically to you. Join us as we explore the challenges and opportunities of retiring as a single person. We’ll discuss some specific areas…

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