September 19, 2012
BISHOP’S CONVOCATION Ambassadors of Salvation: A Model for Christian Advocacy You can’t be around the Church long before some talk about “salvation” comes to the fore. As often as not, the word has more than a hint about the afterlife: “Are you saved?” But in Greek, the word “salvation” means more about the present life, by way of health, healing, and wholeness. What happens when Christians think of themselves as Ambassadors of Salvation in the sense of healing the world, rather than being concerned about what happens when we leave it? Read more and register at http://css-elca.org/for-leaders/bishops-convocation/ PLEASE REMEMBER: THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THE HOTEL AND THE CONVO IS OCTOBER 13 — REGISTER TODAY!
COMPANION SYNOD VISIT Bishop Mansholt and six other representatives from Central States Synod began their trip Sept. 15. After spending time in Moscow, the group is presently in Krasnoyarsk (central Siberia). For regular updates about the trip, please see the Bishop’s Blog, torussiasentinlove.blogspot.com and check the Central States Synod Facebook Page. The travelers will be returning Oct. 1.
GLOCAL MISSION GATHERINGS NOVEMBER 2-3, 2012 — CLIVE, IOWA God’s work in mission always propels us to encounter the neighbor, particularly in the stranger. ELCA Glocal Mission Gatherings equip us for God’s work in today’s global and local realities and their “glocal” intersections. What is mission? Who is the neighbor? Let’s answer these questions together for our migrating and immigrating world. Come, join some of the most relevant mission conversations around the realities of the world we live in today. The ELCA Glocal Mission Gathering gathers congregational teams and leaders for worship, workshops and sharing around global and local mission. The nearest GMG is in Clive, Iowa. For other events and registration information, CLICK HERE.
¡¡¡CANTEMOS AL SEÑOR!!! An Evening of Prayer and Praise — A multicultural fundraising event for the ministry of Iglesia Luterana La Resurreccíon Saturday, Sept. 22 at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1608 Belmont Place, Garden City, Kan. Join in for the food … praise & music … door prizes … more! Download flyer: ILR Fundraiser
ALWAYS BEING MADE NEW 25 YEARS TOGETHER IN CHRIST Let’s Celebrate! The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2013 under the theme, “Always being made new.” What God is doing through us here at home and around the world is worth celebrating. As you embark in ministry during this anniversary year, take a look back at the people and events that have shaped us as a church while looking toward the future together anew. For a message from Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson, CLICK HERE. And we need your face for the graphic for Central States publicity. All we need is a face-shot. Go to http://css-elca.org/2012/08/20/elca-25th-anniversary/ for details.
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