The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
in America (ELCA) met at the Lutheran Center in Chicago, Nov. 10–Nov. 13. The council welcomed ELCA
Vice President Imran Siddiqui and 18 new members, elected by the 2022
Churchwide Assembly. The council serves as the ELCA churchwide organization’s board
of directors and interim legislative authority between meetings of the
The ELCA Conference of Bishops met Sept. 29–Oct. 1 at the Eaglewood Resort in Itasca, Ill. The conference, an advisory body of the ELCA, comprises 65 synod bishops, the presiding bishop and the secretary. The gathering was grounded in worship and prayer as the bishops met to build on mutual relationships within the conference and address leadership in the ELCA
On Sunday Sept. 11, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will observe "God's work. Our hands." Sunday. Across the country, thousands of ELCA members will engage in the church's dedicated day of service to help make a positive change in their communities, build and deepen relationships, and share God's love.
The 2022 ELCA Churchwide Assembly met Aug. 8-12 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Gathering under the theme "Embody the Word," the assembly worshiped together in services of eucharist and lament, experienced a liturgy rooted in Indigenous traditions, and heard a public apology in a nonlegislative session to Iglesia Luterana Santa María Peregrina for harm experienced from actions taken by the Sierra Pacific Synod and this church.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Fund for Leaders will award 375 scholarships to students attending the seven seminaries of the ELCA for the 2022-2023 academic year.