VBS Photo Contest
Congratulations to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in South Minneapolis and First Lutheran Church in Columbia Heights for winning the two Augsburg Fortress gift certificates in this summer's Vacation Bible School photo contest.
99 photos were submitted by 30 different congregations. The collage above (click to enlarge) shows one photo from each congregation. Thanks to everyone who shared photos and voted!
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.