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December 2019 
Making Christ Known

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A Christmas Message from Bishop Jeffrey Clements

Bishop Jeff Clements and the staff of the Northern Illinois Synod wish you and yours a very merry Christmas. Watch and listen as Bishop tells a story of Christmas love. Download the video to share in your congregation. Video transcript: Hello, I’m Bishop Jeff Clements of the Northern Illinois Synod. I suppose your house is ... read more.

Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre School of Nursing Update

by Mark Jacobson The progress is great on creating our new School of Nursing! Thanks to all of you! Our current classes: This year the makeup of our class changed significantly. As many of you know, we previously had a 2-year nursing certificate course and a one-year community health technician course. A mixture of changes ... read more.

Presiding Bishop’s Christmas Message

A Christmas message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton View & download a video message from Bishop EatonDownload English PDF | Download Spanish PDF The Rev. Elizabeth A. EatonPresiding Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America On Christmas Eve there always comes a time when everything is finally still. After all the preparations and Christmas pageants, after all of the rushing, it’s ... read more.

Midnight stillness

Midnight stillness. In her December column for Living Lutheran, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton reflects on the mystery of the season: the expectation and longing of Advent and the true gifts of Christmas—“the helpless baby in a wooden manger, a broken man on a cross.” Read her column in English at and in Spanish at read more.

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