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“May grace and peace be yours in abundance in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” (2 Peter 1:2) 

The 40,719 baptized Christians, 117 congregations, and 220 ordained and rostered leaders of the North/West Lower Michigan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Chrch in America join me in welcoming you to this website. Thank you for stopping by!

Whether you are exploring the Christian faith, the Lutheran tradition, or what it means to become part of a faith community -- or you are a leader looking for information or help, we seek to partner with and serve you.  If you do not find what you are looking for here, please feel free to contact the Lansing office. 

The peace of Christ be with you!

The Rev. Craig Alan Satterlee, Ph.D., Bishop    


Vivi Williamsen
Vivi Williamsen, widow of Rev. Tom Williamson died April 17th. A service was held April 22nd at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Muskegon. Her obituary can be found here. 


Mayo Clinic Health Assessment Survey Update:
We have surpassed our goal of 65% with 69.29%!
We will now receive a 2% discount for the whole year.

Thanks for everyone that helped make our goal!!

Response to the School Stabbings in PA

This week Students return to Franklin Regional High School. 

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Pastor Wayne Gillespie and the congregation council of Christ's Lutheran Church in Murrysville have requested cards and notes of support. They are dedicating a bulletin board in their narthex to display the cards and notes.

Bishop Satterlee is encouraging everyone to send a note of your support. Please send them to:

Pastor Wayne Gillespie
Christ's Lutheran Church
5330 Logan Ferry Rd.
Murrysville, PA  15668

"What Does it Mean to be Lutheran?" 
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