Entries by scsw_webMaster

“Bridging Borders: Geography, Culture, Race”

Pastor Mary Pharmer lived in El Paso, on the Tex/Mex border for the first 3 months of this year.  She volunteered in a house of hospitality for immigrants coming across the border from Mexico and Central America.  Eager to share stories of this time, she has prepared a visual presentation to share at the Racial Equity gathering.

Madison Area Urban Ministry Mission Moment

Lakeview Lutheran Church (Madison) Received Madison Area Ministry (“MUMz’) Visionary Award! Congratulations to Lakeview Lutheran Church!  As the synod office was reading through the MUM newsletter, we saw that Rev. Dean Kirst accepted the Visionary Award on behalf of the congregation.  Lakeview received this award for their early support of Just Bakery through in-kind contributions […]

Lutheran Social Services Mission Moment

 Off The Square Club Works with Neighbors to Foster Change Within Community Fresh towels are something most of us take for granted. For members at Lutheran Social Services’ Off the Square Club in Madison, towels are a luxury. More than half the club members are homeless. With the addition of a shower thanks to ELCA congregations […]

Welcome Home!

It is hard to believe that the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering is now history. The memories of the week, however, will last a lifetime for the youth that you accompanied on the journey. The 724 youth and adults from our synod joined the 31,242 registered participants in Houston for an amazing week. I pray that […]

Youth Director (Part-time) – Cambridge

East Koshkonong is please to offer an opening for a part-time Youth Director to engage and expand the ministry of our church and community. The ideal candidate will develop and implement a comprehensive approach to youth ministry while serving as a leader and role model of the congregational youth.

Farewell from Bishop Mary Froiland

Dear Colleagues, It has been an honor to serve among you as your Bishop. As I walk through this time of transition, I am experiencing a multitude of emotions. I am grateful for your friendship and I am sad to be leaving the Synod John and I have lived and served in for almost 30 […]