Category Archived Pastoral Letters

27 Oct

A Pastoral Message on the Darrell Brooks Verdict

A Pastoral Message Darrell Brooks Verdict Friends in Christ   The recent events in Waukesha, related to the trial of Darrell Brooks and his eventual conviction on multiple counts related […]

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18 Aug

A Message from Bishop Erickson about the 2022 ELCA Churchwide Assembly

A Pastoral Message ELCA Churchwide Assembly We’ve just completed a week at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Columbus, and I thought it would be helpful to share with you a […]

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9 Jun

A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Erickson on Recent Events in the Sierra Pacific Synod

A Pastoral Letter Recent Events in the Sierra Pacific Synod But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into […]

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26 May

A Pastoral Message on Gun Violence (Robb Elementary School shooting / Uvalde, TX)

A Pastoral Message Gun Violence (Robb Elementary School shooting / Uvalde, TX) A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to […]

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14 Apr

An Easter Message from Bishop Paul Erickson 2022

A Pastoral Message Easter Message 2022 “Lo, I am with you, Jesus has spoken.This is Christ’s promise, this is Christ’s sign:when the church gathers, when bread is broken,there Christ is […]

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21 Mar

A Pastoral Letter Affirming our LGBTQIA+ Siblings

A Pastoral Letter Affirming our LBGTQIA+ Siblings “For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.I praise you, for I am fearfully and […]

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