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…

Notes from Bishop Erickson Energy was high three weeks ago when more than 230 people gathered in the basement of Mount Hope Lutheran Church in West Allis for the Cluster Assembly event. We wondered together how we could listen to God by engaging more deeply in our communities, and we considered five questions for community…

We wish you a blessed Lent. As we continue observing Lent this year, the Christian Council of Tanzania has written a Pastoral letter to be read and observed in all the congregations which are members of the Christian Council of Tanzania. The letter has asked the members to pray for these concerns:   Every Christian…

March 25, 2017 Gathering Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 8:15 a.m. – 4 p.m. In 2009, the Churchwide Assembly of the ELCA authorized a social statement process “on the topic of justice for women in church and society.” To shepherd and facilitate the process the ELCA Task Force on Women and Justice: One in Christ…

I was born and raised in Lake Havasu City, Arizona; a town that often nabs the dubious honor of being the “hot spot of the nation” during the summer weather forecasts (our record set was 128 degrees in the summer of 1994!). After completing a Bachelor’s in Sociology (Family/Gender/Race Studies), I travelled to Columbus, OH…

I send you warm greetings from Kilimanjaro Airport, where our delegation of visitors has arrived to participate in the consecration and installation of Bishop Elias Kitoi Nasari. Our flights were long and uneventful, and we hope to rest a bit tomorrow before a busy weekend of events. On Saturday all of the pastors of the…

‘Tis the season…to be busy. Everywhere I go, people seem to be ramping up toward that holiday to end all holidays, Christmas. With presents to buy, cards to mail, concerts to attend and prepare for, cookies to bake, etc., etc., this seems to be one of the busiest times of the year. Even in our…

On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, a federal court issued a preliminary injunction to temporarily block the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing and enforcing its Final Overtime Rule nationally, pending further order by the court. What does this mean to you? As a result of the ruling, employers currently do not need to comply by…

‘Twas Thanksgiving morning, and all through the land, the turkeys were roasting, all snug in their pans. They sure won’t be lonely, upon the old table, ‘cause there’s plenty of food to cram while we’re able.   There’s stuffing, of course, and bread to be buttered, Potatoes to mash, while grandmothers mutter. There’s carrots and…

You may be aware that there are new overtime rules according to the Fair Labor Standards Act that kick in on December 1, 2016. Here is a a simple flow chart that helps leaders determine whether or not their employees are covered under the new rules. Click below to enlarge image.

To be honest, I didn’t sleep much on Tuesday night. I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a political junkie, paying close attention to election results whenever they occur, taking note of the trends and patterns, the numbers and the polls. But it became increasingly clear as the night and morning and following day wore on…

A letter from General Secretary LoeRose Mbise, officially announcing the election of Pr. Elias as the next Bishop of the DME.

The Rev. Paul Erickson will oversee 128 congregations as bishop of the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Credit: Calvin Mattheis Original article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel   By Jessie Bekker of the Journal Sentinel With four months’ worth of cash and an itch to learn Spanish, Paul Erickson packed…

Reverend Paul Erickson is elected new Bishop of the Greater Milwaukee Synod   Paul Erickson elected bishop of ELCA Greater Milwaukee Synod 6/14/2016 9:40:00 AM            CHICAGO (ELCA) – The Rev. Paul D. Erickson, West St. Paul, Minn., was elected June 4 to a six-year term as bishop of the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the…

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