When we pray to God to give us our daily bread, Luther reminds us this includes "everything that pertains to the regulation of our domestic and our civil or political affairs." This church understands government as a means through which God works to preserve creation and build a more peaceful and just social order in a broken world. Christians are called to be stewards of our common life through serving as faithful and active citizens.
You are invited to the regional meeting near you to learn about the Synod Partners program. Bishop Smith will meet with rostered leaders at locations across the synod to celebrate how we are church together. We will share ministry stories and deepen relationships.
This is the year that most rostered leaders are due for an update of boundary training. Leaders must document having training at least every three years. Boundary Resource Days are from 10:00-3:00 with registration starting at 9:30. Dates: Nov. 10, Christ the King, Cary; Dec. 6, Calvary, Morganton; Jan. 12, Our Father, Greensboro.
Each year the NC Women of the ELCA collect kits going to Lutheran World Relief (LWR) at sites all across the synod. Those boxed kits are then all loaded into a tractor trailer and delivered to the LWR warehouse in Maryland. Last year, 973 cartons were donated with a total weight of 27,387 pounds!
Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton's October column for Living Lutheran.
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