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Deuteronomy 16:18-20

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Acts 9:1-22

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Isaiah 9:1-4

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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…

Psalm 27:1-6

​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. 1The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 2When…

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.…

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…

1 Samuel 1:1-20

​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. 1There was a certain man of Ramathaim, a Zuphite from the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham son of Elihu son of…

A Messge from Bishop Eaton and Abrahamic Leaders

​We stand together as Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders in the United States to condemn the recent rise in anti-Christian hate in Israel, including the vandalism of a Protestant cemetery on Jan. 1, and graffiti threatening “Death to Christians” that appeared last week both in and near the Armenian quarter in Jerusalem. These and other actions taken to erase the presence of…

1 Corinthians 10:1-5

​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. Confession of Peter 1I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud, and all passed through the…