New Issue of ekklesia - our Synod News Magazine

The Spring 2015 edition of Ekklesia is now available! A copy is being sent to each of our congregations, as well as our mission support donors, but you can also read it right here as a free, downloadable PDF. 


In this edition:

  • Our Saviour's in East Boston has become a hub of activity for its neighborhood, but newly ordained pastor developer Britta Meiers Carlson is hoping to make it a hub of spirituality, too, through a focus on the many cultures that surround it.
  • The Synod offers several grants for ministries that need a little help achieving their goals. We take a look at a few ministries that have benefited from grant money, and how they've put it to good use.
  • When the Episcopal congregation nearby was forced move its worship out of its old, drafty sanctuary, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Augusta, Maine, offered itself as a new home, and now the Lutherans and Episcopalians are learning and worshipping together, with a blend of both traditions.
  • Give Bishop Hazelwood 103 minutes, and he'll give you a plan to make your congregation's stewardship better, faster and stronger. That's the pitch for the bishop's "Crazy Stewardship Consult," which has been a big hit throughout the region.