Southeastern Synod ELCA

Installation of the Reverend Kevin L. Strickland as Bishop of the Southeastern Synod

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You are invited to the installation of the Reverend Kevin L. Strickland as the Fourth Bishop of the ELCA Southeastern Synod. 
Rostered Ministers are invited to vest and process. 
The color of the day is red.  
Please arrive by 1:00 p.m. 


Parking and Transporation for Installation of Bishop Kevin Strickland and Staff

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2019 ELCA Southeastern Synod Leadership Convocation

Focusing on the theme "Preaching in Such a Time as This: Kairos, Truth, and Prophetic Gospel," the Southeastern Synod's rostered ministers and lay leaders will hold its 2019 Leadership Convocation, October 15 -17, at Lutheridge, Arden, NC.

Our keynote speaker, the Rev. Dr. Sam Giere, Wartburg Theological Seminary, will offer a series of presentations during which we will "explore the proclamation of Jesus Christ in such a time as this (Esther 4:14), by discerning 'the times,' considering the relationship of trust and truth, and engaging the prophetic nature of the gospel of Jesus Christ."

Registration is now closed for this event.

A Message from Presiding Bishop Eaton - Sanctuary Denomination

Dear siblings in Christ,

As many of you know, last week the ELCA Churchwide Assembly adopted a resolution that, among other things, declared the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) a sanctuary denomination. Many of you are asking, “What does this mean?”  Continue.

A Message From Bishop Gordy and Bishop-Elect Strickland - Sanctuary Denomination

Dear Southeastern Synod Friends,
Many of you have read or heard that the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, meeting in Milwaukee last week, declared that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is now a sanctuary denomination. The action of the Assembly has received a great deal of coverage in the press, including a front-page article in the Washington Post. There has been some concern about what this action by the Assembly means for ELCA congregations and people. Here are the three questions we’ve heard most often. 

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