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Church Speak

How do we communicate with a growing segment of our population that has had little or no connection with the church or any other religious tradition without using “church speak”?

Read Bishop Eaton’s January Living Lutheran column in English here or in Spanish here.

January 8th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |


Pastor Phil Tonnesen, Pastor Gilberto Quesada, Luis Zamora, María Obregon, and Bishop Tim Smith

Friends from Costa Rica

In October, our synod was privileged to be host to a delegation of three from our companion synod, Iglesia Lutheran Costarricense (ILCO). The delegation consisted of Pastor Gilberto Quesada, President of ILCO, and lay members of ILCO, María Obregon and Luis Zamora. Pastor Quesada was making a return visit to our synod, but Obregon and Zamora were first-time visitors to N.C. and to the U.S.


January 1st, 2018|Categories: News|


Shifts happen

A most blessed New Year to each of you!

As you read this, I am at Bishops’ Academy (annual continuing ed. for bishops) and preparing for our January 9 synod-sponsored trip to the Holy Land. I want to share with you some re-visioning that our (mostly new since I took office 2 ½ years ago) synod staff has been praying and working on and that Synod Council is now pondering and tweaking and that will come to fruition in, we hope, increasingly tangible ways in this new year.


January 1st, 2018|Categories: Don't Miss, Reflections|

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