In November, the Lutheran Church of Rwanda celebrated its 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion, members gathered in southeast Rwanda near the border with Tanzania in the town where the first Lutheran congregation was established in 1994 by refugees returning from exile.Two trees were planted: one tree to commemorate 20 years of Lutheran ministry in Rwanda and one tree to symbolize the Lutheran Church of Rwanda's connection to the global Lutheran community.
In her December column for The Lutheran, Presiding Bishop Eaton says "With Jesus we have peace, we have hope, we are loved — and not just at holiday."
Read her column by clicking on the link below.
A recent hot dog dinner was held at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Hickory to celebrate the success of its September 13 Mt. Olive Cares 5K Run/Walk event and to distribute funds to four separate organizations.
“It came upon the midnight clear, that glorious song of old,
from angels bending near the earth to touch their harps of gold,
‘Peace on the earth, good will to all, from heav’n’s all gracious king.’
The world in solemn stillness lay to hear the angels sing.”
Let us pray in our Christmas days that our gracious Lord will bless us with the will and the faith not only to sing that “song of old” but also to use our multiple gifts to work for peace and good will in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Thank you for the ways you share your blessings in the world as the North Carolina Synod.
Your synod staff
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Conover, NC, considers its 2014 gardening season a success. Throughout the spring and summer, a dedicated crew of volunteers tilled, planted, fertilized, watered, weeded, and maintained the plot of land behind the church on County Home Road.
January 29-31, 2015
Christ Lutheran Church, 4519 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC
Transforming leaders to take one bold move for the call of Jesus to lead their congregations with: Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, Commitment
Rostered and congregation leaders, I invite you to register for this milestone conference as part of our synod’s FORWARD TOGETHER initiative. What a great way to start a new year in mission. Bishop Leonard Bolick
Curiosity & Confidence - The Rev. Dr. David Lose, the president of Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia; Courage & Commitment - Dr. Andrew Root, the Olson Baalson Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry, Luther Seminary.
Peter Mayer, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter
Bring a team from your congregation.
For more information contact:
John Mocko, Director of Evangelical Mission, NC Synod