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Bishop Clements favorite time of year

February 2020 
Making Christ Known

Congregations are encouraged to reproduce stories from Making Christ Known in their own publications and share through email and social media.

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Lent is Bishop’s favorite time of year

Bishop Clements explains why Lent is his favorite time of year in this video message. Please share it widely in your congregations, through email, and on social media. read more.

We Are Broken – Presiding Bishop

In the February issue of Living Lutheran, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton reminds us of our uniquely Lutheran understanding of the gospel and renews her call for studying Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. “Luther said he needed to study it every day—and he wrote it! Let’s do the same.” read more.

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton to be keynote presenter at the 2020 CRE

Saturday, March 14 will be the date of this year’s Congregational Resourcing Event (CRE) at Kishwaukee Community College in Malta, IL. We are honored to announce that Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton will be the keynote speaker and will hold a town-hall discussion during two of the workshop sessions. Her keynote will be titled We Are ... read more.

Planting seeds of partnership, the 2020 Bishop’s delegation to the North Central Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania

On January 17, 2020 10 travelers from the Northern Illinois Synod flew to Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro International Airport. We arrived the evening of Saturday, January 18. The purpose of this journey [safari – Swahili] was to bear witness to our common faith in Christ Jesus, to renew old friendships, build new relationships, learn about the ministries of the North Central Diocese, grow in our appreciation for acts of accompaniment, and discover ways we can partner with one another as citizens of God’s kingdom. read more.

Herbert Chilstrom, first ELCA presiding bishop, dies at 88

ELCA News Service – 1/19/2020 4:30:00 PM The Rev. Dr. Herbert W. Chilstrom, 88, the first presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), died Jan. 19 at his home in Green Valley, Ariz. He was born in Litchfield, Minn., on Oct. 18, 1931. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, ... read more.

Catalyst Kitchen – St. John's, Rock Island

Download the video for use in your congregation. In this video, Bishop Jeffrey Clements speaks with Pr. Stacie Fidlar and others involved in Catalyst Kitchen, a partnership of Palomares Social Justice Center and St. John’s Lutheran Church – Rock Island. The kitchen and social hall ministry is intended to support local entrepreneurs in starting and ... read more.



 

St. John's, Rock Island Catalyst Kitchen

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