Click here to view a helpful You Tube video with regard to Clergy Taxes.
Companion Synod News
For information about our companion synod, the Ulonga-Kilombero Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, and how we are working to complete work on their Dining and Assembly Hall. click here. http://www.elctukd.blogspot.com/
The Grace Gathering will take place during the four days of Churchwide Assembly, beginning on Wednesday evening (August 10) and continuing through Saturday morning (August 13). The purpose of the Grace Gathering is to give ELCA members an opportunity to experience the ELCA when it is gathered as the Churchwide Assembly and to learn about the breadth and depth of the ELCA’s ministries. The Grace Gathering is also an opportunity for participants to prepare for observing the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and to explore its significance for life and ministry today.
Where can people find more information and register?
Registration begins October 31, 2015, and is open to all
How much does Grace Gathering registration cost?
$325 from Oct. 31 – Jan. 31, 2016 (early bird)
$350 from Feb. 1 – April 30, 2016
$395 from May 1 – Aug. 10, 2016
What does that cost include?
God’s Grace in Action Afternoon (experiential learning)
Presentations by special guests
Access to all ELCA Churchwide Assembly plenaries
Lunch on Thursday and Friday
Celebratory banquet on Friday night
Participants are responsible for their own transportation, lodging and other meals
We Love Our Retired Pastors Too
Pastor Gordon Braun submitted this photo taken Jan. 2 on Hordemann Pond. “I live in a twin home owned by Good Sam. My bedroom window is about 20 feet from the edge of the pond. I woke up at 7a.m. and saw a man on the pond. It was my son David. He carved out this heart with DAD in the center by shuffling his feet to outline it. This was a very special greeting for me to begin the new year,” said Braun.
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Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod Lutheran Magazine Insert January 2016
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