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Quilt Blessing 2018

Let us pray. Almighty God, it is your will to bring comfort and help to the distressed. Thank you for all who use their talents to create these beautiful messages of love to people all over the world who may be seeking your word of grace and comfort. Bless these quilts wherever they may be…

Earth Day statement from ELCA presiding bishop

4/16/2018 1:20:00 PM As members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), we share a deep love for all of God’s creation and a profound responsibility for it. Made in the image of God, we are called to continue what God is already doing for the earth (Psalm 104), enabling it to flourish. God…

ELCA Presiding Bishop Responds to Reported Racist Comments

1/12/2018 1:30:00 PM “I am very disappointed and disturbed by the remarks that President Donald Trump is reported to have said yesterday – and confirmed by others who were present – in the context of a discussion about immigration. Regardless of the context, references of that kind have no place in our civil discourse and,…

Quilting Ministry

For all those who worshiped with us last Sunday, you saw the beautiful quilts done by the women of St. Mark’s Quilting Ministry and helped take part in the blessing of the quilts.  On Wednesday, the quilts were  boxed up and shipped and will eventually be distributed around the world through Lutheran World Relief.  A…

ELCA Presiding Bishop Responds to DACA Announcement

CHICAGO (Sept. 4, 2017) – The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s announcement about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “As we journey together through the time God has given us, may God give…

Charlottesville: We cannot be complacent or silent

My dad escaped Nazi-occupied Austria in 1938 at the age of 16 thanks to my grandfather who had the foresight to put him on a kinder train to Palestine. He never saw his parents or other relatives again. Out of a family of 65, my dad was one of only two survivors. The rest of his family was sent to Auschwitz.