The Daily Lutheran is the newsletter of the 9th Churchwide Assembly. It’s published by the staff of The Lutheran, the magazine of the ELCA. Editor: Sonia C. Solomonson. Writers: Elizabeth Hunter, Kathleen Kastilahn, Julie B. Sevig and Ann Hafften. Photographer: Michael D. Watson. Production editor: Andrea S. Pohlmann. Web production: Amber Leberman.
Bring announcements—no later than 3 p.m.—for Sunday’s Daily Lutheran to Anaheim.
The ELCA and its predecessor church bodies have sent more than 5,000 missionaries to serve around the globe. Today we still send missionaries to serve with our 72 companion churches and mission areas. Join in supporting missionaries through your congregation’s participation in the Missionary Sponsorship Covenant program. For more information, contact David Lerseth at (800) 638-3522, Ext. 2641; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.elca.org/globalmission.
The Department for Ecumenical Affairs, with the help of the Lutheran Ecumenical Representative Network, implemented initiatives to help seminarians grow in ecumenical knowledge and commitment. They include: an essay contest, awarding a scholarship to the student who makes the best written contribution on an ecumenical topic; a “J” term for seminarians to focus on pressing ecumenical issues; the inclusion of seminarians on the LERN executive board; and the development of experienced ecumenists to mentor seminarians who are growing in their commitment to church unity.
Yesterday’s Board of Pensions healthy facts: Run, Walk ‘n’ Roll—96 participants; water aerobics—10 people; Stretch ‘n’ Pray—about 15 people. Be sure to pick up your certificate of participation at the Board of Pensions’ registration table.
The Augsburg Fortress store has extended its hours until 7 p.m. Stop by to shop the complete store selection. Tomorrow a limited selection will be available in the store from 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m. Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson will sign his book, Faithful and Courageous, in the store from 12:15-1 p.m. tomorrow.
Solid Rock hosts open meetings each night at 8 p.m. in the Key West Ballroom, North Tower.
The WordAlone Network hosts a Bible study and prayer time daily at 7 a.m. in the Key West Ballroom. All are invited to that room in the evenings for informational sessions and to learn more about this renewing movement in the ELCA.
View maps (produced by the U.N. and Israeli and Palestinian organizations) of the Israeli-built separation wall in the Association of Lutheran Resource Centers, adjacent to the Augsburg Fortress cashiers.
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