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Happy Earth Day!

by the members of the Delaware-Maryland Synod Creation Care Ministry Even though 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, this year's Jubilee Celebration honoring God's creation will likely be overshadowed in the public's mind by the fearsome changes wrought by...

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What does this mean?

by Bishop Bill Gohl a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline… – 2 Timothy 1:7 The ELCA Church Council, the highest legislative body between Churchwide Assemblies, acted this last week to end the use of “Visions and Expectations for Ordained Ministers.”...

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Worship in the time of Coronavirus

by Bishop Bill Gohl You are precious in my sight, and honored, and I love you…do not fear, for I am with you. – Isaiah 43:4-5, selected International attention to the COVID-19 Corona Virus has raised a number of questions across our synod about safely assembling for...

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Feasting versus fasting

by Bishop Bill Gohl Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? – Isaiah 58:6 William Arthur Ward (1921-1994), an American author, teacher, and pastor...

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Practicing silence

by Bishop Bill Gohl For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength… – Isaiah 30:15 It’s hard to believe that Ash Wednesday is only days away. I feel as though we blinked at...

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On Black History Month

 by Bishop Bill Gohl All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation... - 1 Corinthians 5:18 Each year the NAACP publishes an extensive list of how folks might commemorate and celebrate Black History...

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