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ELCA September Update: Advocacy Connections

September 23, 2022, from the ELCA advocacy office in Washington, D.C. – the Rev. Amy E. Reumann, Senior Director (Partial expanded content from Advocacy Connections: September 2022) INFLATION REDUCTION ACT:  The president signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, which is the culmination of months of advocacy on important priorities with Lutherans and partners from every…

15th Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome to this Sunday’s service. We give special thanks to Pastor Linda Milks for coming in as our guest pastor. If you would like to join during communion, please have your wine and bread ready to do so.

ELCA Elects Siddiqui as Vice President

Imran Siddiqui, a senior investigator for the U.S. Department of Labor, was elected vice president of the ELCA on Thursday, Aug. 11, becoming the first Asian American elected to the national post. His six-year term will begin Nov. 1, replacing interim Vice President Carlos Peña, who himself took on the role after the unexpected passing of Bill…

Beth Bowden Joins St. Mark

On June 5, 2022, Beth Bowden became a member of the St. Mark Lutheran Church Congregation. Beth grew up in Elma Washington. She was raised in the United Methodist Church and has attended various Protestant churches during her adult life, including Covenant, Quaker, Church of the Savior, Presbyterian and United Church of Christ. Beth is…