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NWLM Logo copyWe are the North/West Lower Michigan Synod. As one of 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we work to support the 117 congregations and 220 pastors across our geographic region.

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Recent News:


Bishop Satterlee's Response to Supreme Court Ruling

In light of the United States Supreme Court ruling that state laws banning same-gender marriage violate the Constitution of the United States and that same-gender marriages solemnized in another state must be upheld by all fifty states, Bishop Satterlee has written a letter to to address the questions many congregations are asking. Read Bishop Satterlee’s letter […]

Register Now: Fall Theological Event!

Registrations for the Fall Theological Event, “Mission in Our Homes and In the World” are now being accepted! Featuring Bishop Gary Wollersheim and musician Rachel Kurtz, the event will take place September 27-29 on Mackinac Island. It will be held jointly with the Northern Great Lakes and the Southeast Michigan Synods. The deadline for discounted hotel reservations is […]

Send a Kid to Camp!

Coming into foster care can be traumatic for children. Even if they had been abused or neglected, they had a home and a family that were part of their self-identity. Suddenly, they were taken away from home and sent to live somewhere else – sometimes with relatives, but often with complete strangers. In 2014, generous […]

Job Posting: Director of Children and Youth Ministries, Mason MI

All Saints Lutheran Church, ELCA, in Mason, MI is seeking a part-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries to coordinate Christian Education and lead children and youth ministry programs. All Saints is a vibrant congregation that is actively engaged in the Mason community, and envisions children and youth ministry as an integral component to all […]

Revised Liturgy for Sunday, June 28

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I am in touch with you again today even as I am headed to Charleston, S.C., to be present at the funeral tomorrow of the Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, who was pastor at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and was a graduate of the ELCA’s Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. […]



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