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An Open Letter to the Oregon Legislature

June 28, 2019

In the late 1990s the Federal Government threatened water rights to the Little Walla Walla River because Steelhead and Bull Trout were listed as a threaten species. I was a pastor in Milton-Freewater at the time. Those of us who understand the complexities of rural agriculture can imagine the chaos this threatened. Local irrigators, and our church, began […]

Bishop Elect Laurie Larson Caesar

CHICAGO – The Rev. Laurie A. Larson Caesar, Portland, was elected May 11 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Oregon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during the Synod Assembly, held May 10-12 at […]

Juiana vs. United States

The Juliana vs. United States court hearing has been rescheduled and is now on the court’s docket for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 4. The Our Children’s Trust rally to support the hearing and the plaintiffs is now scheduled to begin at 1:30 […]

Vision Series 4: Let the River Run

Living at the “convergence of opportunity, need and change” the Oregon Synod voted May 11, 2019 to call the Rev. Laurie Larson Caesar to the office of synodical bishop. Congratulations to our new Bishop Elect!  She will assume her office August 1, 2019.

The picture to the left is of the former Elwha […]

Greetings from Sen. Merkley

I had the opportunity to chat with Sen. Merkley today during an office open house. The ELCA has been advocating on the Hill this week around Disaster Response to Climate Change related catastrophies. Jeff,  course, is an Oregon Synod, ELCA, Lutheran and reflects our values courageously in the Senate. I […]

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