Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton invites members and congregations to join together for the ELCA's annual day of service on Sept. 13, 2020. For more information: ELCA.org/dayofservice
As part of the Virginia Synod Office of the Bishop Summer Sermon Series, here is The Rev. John Wertz Jr. Director of Evangelical Mission and Assistant to the Bishop, gospel reading and sermon for Pentecost 13a. The Virginia Synod Office of the Bishop will be providing gospel readings and sermons through August 30, 2020 for use in congregations.
In India, many people who had migrated to another part of the country for work lost their jobs due to COVID-19 closures. Without income or food, many made the long journey home on foot. Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response have supported companion churches as they have distributed water and food, and opened their church doors for rest. Since January 2020, Lutheran Disaster Response has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in more than 35 countries around the world. Thank you for your support. To learn more about the ELCA’s response to COVID-19, visit ELCA.org/publichealth.