VBS Photo Contest

Congratulations to Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Maple Grove for winning week 6 of the summer Vacation Bible School photo contest! The winning photo from their elementary school VBS is above. Lord of Life will now be entered in a drawing to win one of two Augsburg Fortress gift certificates on August 13.

If you are interested in participating with this Facebook photo contest, “share” your best photos to the Minneapolis Area Synod Facebook page by Thursday at noon each week. All photos will be posted in an album on Friday morning and voting will go until the following Monday at 4:45 pm. Find more details here: conta.cc/1lp2eog

Why We're Here

The Minneapolis Area Synod supports congregations and ministries as together we share God’s love in Jesus Christ. We provide encouragement for leaders, resources for communities of faith, and strategic investment in areas where we are “better together” – such as ministry with and outreach to racially diverse communities and people in their first third of life. We also work to strengthen connections among congregations, justice ministries, ecumenical and interfaith partners, and the global church.

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan and the Holy Land

In a recent letter the the Rev. Munib Younan, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan and the Holy Land, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton writes: “At this time of great uncertainty, we join you in your call for a cessation of all hostilities between Israel and Hamas and a return to direct peace talks to achieve a comprehensive and sustainable peace based upon a two-state solution and adherence to international human rights and humanitarian law.” The entire text of Bishop Eaton’s letter to Bishop Munib Younan is available to read.