ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton at Christ the King, Cary
North Carolina is the place to be!—at least it was this weekend for ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton.
Her visit began on Friday with an ELCA Evening with Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton hosted by Christ the King in Cary. The event focused primarily on Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM), Fund for Leaders seminary scholarships, and ELCA World Hunger.
After joining Christ the King again, this time for their stewardship breakfast on Saturday, Bishop Eaton joined NC Synod rostered ministers (deacons and pastors) for a closed All Saints Worship Service at Holy Trinity, Chapel Hill. Rostered ministers aren’t often given the time to worship when they aren’t preaching or presiding. This service is a sacred space for pastors and deacons to participate in ritual and liturgy, remembering the saints who have gone before us. Rostered ministers who had experienced loss in the last year were invited to attend either onsite or on Zoom. The Zoom recording is available to rostered ministers by request. We give thanks to Bishop Eaton for joining us for this meaningful service.
On Sunday, Bishop Eaton returned to Christ the King, Cary for their All Saints Sunday worship and then concluded her visit with lunch and conversation with Lutheran campus ministries of the Triangle. Pastor Amanda Highben, Duke Lutherans Campus Pastor, shared photos with the caption, “Proof positive that rivals can peacefully coexist (at least in campus ministry)!” Duke Lutherans were joined by UNC-Chapel Hill Lutheran Campus Ministry and Lutheran Campus Ministry-Raleigh, which includes students from NC State, Meredith, and Wake Tech.
Come on back to the NC Synod, Bishop Eaton…anytime!