In 2020, Peace First was born from the merger of First Lutheran and Peace Lutheran Churches as the result of a changing congregational landscape across the state. While a challenging journey, Peace First is learning to trust their newly formed muscle memory: there is opportunity in transformation and beauty in expanding community.
We pray for the victims and family of the Robb Elementary School massacre in Uvalde Texas. We respond by supporting gun safety legislation.
It’s no secret that younger generations are finding new and different ways of expressing their spirituality and […]
Zoar: A place of refuge; a sanctuary
by David Taylor
Throughout Oregon, your Oregon Synod churches continue to live out God’s work through persistent, world-changing, and quiet acts of […]
We’ve all heard the saying “It takes a village to raise a child,” but when was the last time […]
Check out the 2022 partner reports for Synod Assembly.
For years, congregations, lay leaders, and clergy across the state of Oregon have planted seeds for new ways of stewarding faithful emergent lay leadership. These seeds, cultivated, watered, and nurtured by many, bore the growing fruit that is the new SALM (Synod Authorized Lay Ministry) & Lay Education Program of the Oregon Synod.
ELCA World Hunger and Oregon Synod Hunger Team
NEWS & UPDATES
In 2022, ELCA World Hunger is partnering […]
March 9, 2022
Dear Beloved of Christ,
It’s been two years since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic […]