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A Statement on the Killing of Tyre Nichols

​“Christians in their longing for Christ find themselves deeply immersed in the sufferings of the world. Christians are not aloof spectators, watching the world’s troubles. … [F]aith leads us into solidarity with suffering.” —ELCA social statement, The Church and Criminal Justice: Hearing the Cries (2013) As the nation watches another video exposing police violence against a Black man after a traffic stop, there…

Psalm 15

​If you are receiving duplicate emails, please know our web techs are working on the issue. Clear your browser cache and/or go to https://www.elca.org/Faith/DailyBible to see the current day’s reading. Thank you for your patience. 1O LORD, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill? 2Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the…

Deuteronomy 16:18-20

​If you are receiving duplicate emails, please know our web techs are working on the issue. Clear your browser cache and/or go to https://www.elca.org/Faith/DailyBible to see the current day’s reading. Thank you for your patience. 18You shall appoint judges and officials throughout your tribes, in all your towns that the LORD your God is giving you, and they shall render just decisions…

Acts 9:1-22

​If you are receiving duplicate emails, please know our web techs are working on the issue. Clear your browser cache and/or go to https://www.elca.org/Faith/DailyBible to see the current day’s reading. Thank you for your patience. Conversion of Paul 1Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2and asked him for letters to…

Philippians 2:12-18

​If you are receiving duplicate emails, please know our web techs are working on the issue. Clear your browser cache and/or go to https://www.elca.org/Faith/DailyBible to see the current day’s reading. Thank you for your patience. 12Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation…

Judges 6:11-24

​If you are receiving duplicate emails, please know our web techs are working on the issue. Clear your browser cache and/or go to https://www.elca.org/Faith/DailyBible to see the current day’s reading. Thank you for your patience. 11Now the angel of the LORD came and sat under the oak at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, as his son Gideon was beating out…

Isaiah 9:1-4

​If you are receiving duplicate emails, please know our web techs are working on the issue. Clear your browser cache and/or go to https://www.elca.org/Faith/DailyBible to see the current day’s reading. Thank you for your patience. Third Sunday after Epiphany 1But there will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of…

Luke 5:27-32

​If you are receiving duplicate emails, please know our web techs are working on the issue. Clear your browser cache and/or go to https://www.elca.org/Faith/DailyBible to see the current day’s reading. Thank you for your patience. 27After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” 28And he got…

ELCA Foundation Announces Partnership with Fund Evaluation Group LLC

​CHICAGO — The ELCA Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership with the investment consulting firm Fund Evaluation Group LLC (FEG). Previously, the Foundation worked with Graystone Consulting to provide reporting and oversight of three core portfolios — the Ministry Growth Fund, Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Trusts. The decision to switch providers was driven mainly by a desire to enhance the…

A statement on the ordination of the first female Palestinian pastor in the Holy Land

Dear church,  On Sunday the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) will for the first time ordain a woman into pastoral ministry, Sally Azar. I invite you to join in the celebration by watching this short documentary about what women’s ordination means for the ELCJHL, and the livestream of the ordination service, which will begin at 7 a.m.…