1. Yesterday, Rev. Elizabeth Eaton was elected as Presiding Bishop of the ELCA. She was elected on the fifth ballot, receiving 600 votes, while the current PB Hanson received 287. Click here to find more information on the assembly.
  2. Yesterday at the assembly, we voted to pass “A Message on Immigration 828-40, which encourages us to advocate for fair and generous laws and strengthen our ministry with the most vulnerable. On a related note, we invite you to join us at to two Prayer Vigils this month. Join us on August 28 at 7 pm at Zion in Houston and August 29 at 6:30 pm at Christ in Brenham. Folabi Olagbaju from LIRS will be joining us.
  3. Join us this fall at Learn+LEAD: What is Faith Formation in a Missional Age? Dr. Terri Elton will help us ignite a conversation. Let’s think together about the core commitments of BEing Christian and what it means to be the church today. Join us on September 28 at Kinsmen from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm or September 29 at Christ the King in Kenner from 1:30 to 6 pm.
  4. We welcome Pastor Junfeng Tan who will be installed at Faith in Bellaire on August 25 at 4 pm.
  5. God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday is on September 8th. We have heard of the great service projects that many of you have planned for this day. We welcome you to share your stories and pictures in service action with Andrea Martinez.