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Invitation to Prayer Day 5

Thursday, November 10, 2011

On this anniversary of Martin Luther’s birthday we invite your prayers for our global church, its leaders and all the people who are shown the love of Christ through the various ministries we support.

ELCA – The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is comprised of 10,000 congregations in 65 geographically based Synods across the United States. The ELCA provides training for church leaders, supports missionaries overseas, coordinates relief efforts domestically and abroad and represents all of its members in the global Christian community.

Southeastern Iowa Synod – The Southeastern Iowa Synod works with the over 200 ELCA congregations of southeastern Iowa. Synod staff work with congregations to connect them with qualified pastors, coordinate work with ministry partners and to provide resources for local congregations.

Wartburg Seminary – Located in Dubuque, Wartburg Seminary is one of several seminaries of the ELCA. Wartburg provides education for pastoral, diaconal and youth leaders for congregations across the country.

ELCA Town Hall Forum

Please join us for our second online Town Hall forum on Sunday, March 7, at 5 p.m. EST (4 p.m. CST).

It’s an exciting opportunity to engage with Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson and ELCA members from across the country.

Participating is easy and you have several options:

  • Watch the event live online from 5-6 p.m. EST (4-5 p.m. CST) at
  • Log in to ask a question
  • Post comments using Facebook Connect
  • Tweet about the event using the hashtags #ELCA and #BishopHanson
  • View open captioning in English and Spanish

If you’ve ever wondered what’s on the minds of other ELCA members … if you have a question you’d like to pose to Bishop Hanson please join us on March 7.

Haiti Earthquake Relief

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked the island country of Haiti on Tuesday, January 12. Buildings are destroyed, the search for survivors is intense and the streets of Haiti are filled with people in shock and searching for loved ones among the rubble. ELCA Disaster Response partners already in Haiti have survived the quake and are working to serve the people of Haiti.

Your help is needed today to bring immediate relief and continued hope for our brothers and sisters in Haiti. About 3 million people, one-third of Haiti’s population, were affected by this earthquake.

100% of the money you donate to the ELCA Disaster Relief in Haiti program will go to relief. Because the administration of the Disaster Relief agency is funded in other ways everything you donate goes to helping those who need it most right now.

Donate to the ELCA Haiti Disaster Relief effort

Thrivent Members Matching Fund Information

Get the latest updates from ELCA Disaster Relief in Haiti

Read a Statement by ELCA Presiding Bishop Hanson