Serving God, Changing Lives

From Council President

ELCA and Lutheran World Relief partner to fight COVID-19 around the world

​CHICAGO — The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has worked with Lutheran World Relief (LWR) to repurpose $160,000 in project funding for emergency responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America, Africa and Asia. In Latin America, the funding will be used for food assistance in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, which have been hard-hit by the coronavirus and the resulting…

Statement on Illinois anti-Semitic messages

​Monday, May 18, 2020 “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and  your descendants after you” (Genesis 9:9). Dear church, In today’s lectionary text, Genesis 9:8-17, Noah receives God’s covenant. The rainbow becomes a sign of the irrevocable promise of God’s faithfulness and mercy — of God’s peace for all creation. So, too, are we called to be signs…