Since the news has reached us about the evacuation of people from Afghanistan, many members of the Greater Milwaukee Synod have been asking the Immigration and Refugee Task Force how they can help the Evacuees from Afghanistan who are at Fort McCoy, and those who might eventually resettle in our area. The most important thing you…

The Synod Council and Conference Deans are excited about the opportunity to meet together as conference congregations in person over the next month to reflect on who we are as God’s people together in our Greater Milwaukee Synod. When a congregation seeks a new pastor, they begin with conversations about identity, mission, and purpose before…

As the situation in Afghanistan continues to unfold, here are some tangible ways to respond: Learn about the Afghan refugee crisis in Wisconsin: Statement from the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, co-signed by Bishop Erickson VIDEO (12 min.): “WCC Wednesday – Afghan Refugees in Wisconsin” featuring Rev. Kelly Nieman Anderson, GMS Immigration & Refugee Task Force…

Dear Colleagues, As we all navigate the ever-changing landscapes in our world right now, we do so together as the body of Christ. Every day, we are learning more about the effects of the Delta variant of COVID-19, and so we are encouraging congregations to continue to pay attention to the guidance provided by our…

Like many of you, I anxiously awaited the results in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. When the guilty verdicts came in on Tuesday, I breathed a sigh of relief. While I was well aware that such verdicts shouldn’t be this rare, I was grateful that there was at least this small…

The Greater Milwaukee Synod is releasing a video worship service for optional use in congregations on Sunday, April 11. Reflecting on the “Doubting Thomas” passage from John 20, we will contemplate how God meets us both in our times of doubt and in unexpected ways that surprise us– all is a part of the journey of faith….

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined.” (Isaiah 9:2) To be honest, I was a bit disappointed this week, seeing videos and photos being shared of the “Christmas star” (the rare conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the…

The Greater Milwaukee Synod has released two worship videos for possible use in congregations on Sunday, December 27 and Sunday, January 3. The services are approximately 30 minutes in length and are available on YouTube and Facebook. We hope these videos will provide an opportunity for pastors, deacons, and worship leaders to have a brief…

Over the internet, through the Zoom To grandmother’s house we go; This Thanksgiving Day, we’ll just have to pray Our Wi-Fi sees us through. Over the internet, through the Zoom It’s how this year must go! We’ll all stay home, we dare not roam, As COVID is making it so. (with apologies to Lydia Maria…

Friends in Christ, On October 8, in response to Gov. Evers’ executive order limiting the size of gatherings in Wisconsin, I released a message stating, “While religious organizations are legally exempt from this order, I am strongly urging all our congregations to refrain from gathering indoors for worship and other activities until mid-November at the…

Friends in Christ, In recent weeks we have experienced a significant increase in COVID-19 positive test results, hospitalizations, and deaths. In response, our governor has issued an executive order limiting the size of indoor gatherings. While religious organizations are legally exempt from this order, I am strongly urging all our congregations to refrain from gathering indoors for…

Dear Hunger Justice ministries of the Greater Milwaukee Synod, We have two pieces of good news to share! 1. Our colleagues at ELCA World Hunger have announced another round of Daily Bread Matching Grants. To refresh your memory, these Matching Grants of $500 were paired with access to an online fundraising platform which has the…

“Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock! You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh. Stir up your might, and come to save us! Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved. O Lord God of hosts, how long will…

The Greater Milwaukee Synod council and staff offered a new synod-wide digital worship series for every Sunday from August 16 through September 13 — including five rotating sermons and readings paired with the same music and prayers. Congregations are invited to include one or more of these services in their worship rotation as needed. Below…

Working with Tithe.ly, we’ve been able to create an app for GMS. This app gives you quick and easy access to many items on our website and to text or online giving. While we have some fine tuning to do, we’re ready to roll this out! To download the app simply follow these steps. Visit https://tithely.app.link/greater-milwaukee-synod. Enter…

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me. Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame;  let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous. Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach…

Welcome to the Greater Milwaukee Synod’s digital synod-wide worship experience for Pentecost Sunday, May 31! This 38-minute pre-recorded service includes a sermon from Bishop Erickson (available in both English and Spanish), music, prayers and readings by members and leaders from across the Synod. Congregations are welcomed to use it in place of, or in addition…

As we continue to adjust to life during the Coronavirus pandemic, more and more people– including potential new and returning members –are looking for ways to engage online with local faith communities. There’s a common misconception that improving your church’s web presence is difficult and expensive, or that it requires a top-to-bottom redesign (which, to…

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