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7-1-20 Reopening Update from Bishop Laurie

Hello Beloveds,

A few words on reopening as we see rates of confirmed cases and deaths rise again, and as Gov. Brown mandates masks in all public places […]

7-1-20 Reopening Update from Bishop Laurie2020-07-01T15:21:35-07:00

6-19-20 Rev. Melissa’s Call to Housing Action!

In the ongoing wake of COVID, Oregon Synod leaders, along with Ecumenical Ministries […]

6-19-20 Rev. Melissa’s Call to Housing Action!2020-06-30T16:03:47-07:00

6-10-20 Metanoia Moment

There is hope when we remember
that we are all beloveds of God,
made in the divine image,
and that we are all called to metanoia work.


6-10-20 Metanoia Moment2020-06-30T16:05:42-07:00

6-2-20 Called to Justice

Dear Beloved of God,

Today is the Tuesday after Pentecost. And Spirit? She is swirling! Now, as then, we stand at […]

6-2-20 Called to Justice2020-06-03T13:27:02-07:00

5-28-20 Bishop Laurie on Delaying Reopening of Churches

Dear friends in Christ, 

As June approaches, it is time for us to check-in about in-person gatherings. The messages coming from our elected leaders can be contradictory and […]

5-28-20 Bishop Laurie on Delaying Reopening of Churches2020-06-03T13:27:30-07:00

3-17-20 Letter from Bishop Laurie

Lovers of Christ,

These are unprecedented times to be a spiritual leader. I have been holding you, your families, your congregations, and your communities in prayer, offering petitions and […]

3-17-20 Letter from Bishop Laurie2020-03-18T10:35:05-07:00

3-17-20 Video on Covid-19

Bishop Emeritus Dave Brauer-Rieke, current member of the Disaster Response and Preparedness Team and his wife Gretchen Brauer-Rieke, a medical professional RN/MSN, created this helpful […]

3-17-20 Video on Covid-192020-03-23T14:39:42-07:00

3-16-20 Disaster Response Team Email

A Letter from the Oregon Synod Disaster Response Team

March 16, 2020

Little did we expect that our new Oregon Synod Disaster Response Initiative would […]

3-16-20 Disaster Response Team Email2020-03-18T10:28:04-07:00