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Save the Date: Portico Pre-Retirement Seminars

Save the date for the Upcoming Pre Retirement Seminar in your area: Region 6: Date:  Monday, May 7, 2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Location:  ELCA Lutheran Center, 8765 W Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631   Date:  Thursday, November 15, 2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Location:  Peace Lutheran Church, 3530 Dayton Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45432 Registration information coming […]

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Synod Office Closure MLK Day

The Synod Office will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

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Synod Office Closure

Due to a power and heating outage, the Synod Office will be closed today, January 2, 2018 and weekly Eucharist will be cancelled for tomorrow, January 3, 2018.

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500th Anniversary of the Reformation: Lutheran-Catholic Service

Watch the Lutheran-Catholic Commemoration Service! On Sunday, Bishop Walkowiak of the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids and Bishop Satterlee joined together for an ecumenical observance of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. With participants from the Catholic Diocese and the North/West Lower Michigan Synod, the service highlighted 50 years of continuous ecumenical dialogue between Catholics and Lutherans and […]

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Spanish for Ministry

An Invitation to learn Spanish for ministry, Spanish for sermon-writing, Spanish for liturgy leading Synod rostered leaders who would like to practice the liturgy, discuss their sermons or think about pastoral conversations in their secondary language of Spanish are invited to join Pastor Doug Ogden on Tuesday, October 31 at 9 am for an hour long […]

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Trapp Grant Applications

Trapp Grant Applications are now available!  If you are in a Northern Michigan congregation (Traverse, Sunrise and northern Bay Conferences) you might qualify for a grant from the Paul E. Trapp estate.  The endowment was created from a bequest to support “people-oriented” ministries. Applications must be submitted by November 15, 2017. Download the Application.

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Pastoral Letter on Violence

A Pastoral Letter from the Conference of Bishops In response to the tragic events in Las Vegas, Bishop Satterlee would like to share the pastoral letter on violence adopted by the ELCA Conference of Bishops. Read the full letter.

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Honduran Message & Prayers

Our Synod  has been in a companion ministry with the Lutheran Church of Honduras ( ICLH ) for more than a decade. Our partnership has made a difference in the lives of those who share in this faith journey. In gratitude for our relationship, we will be praying for the 12 faith communities in Honduras on October 8, while they […]

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Register Now: Walking Together!

Walking Together: A Day of Inspiration and Training for Congregational Leaders Saturday, November 4, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Zion Lutheran Church 350 Pearl Street  Cadillac The theme of this year’s gathering: “How to Be a Faithful, Effective Leader…and Enjoy It!”  Some may wonder if this kind of leadership is possible…we’ve seen it and we […]

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Portico Updates and Events

2017 Live Well Challenge: Earn up to $400 wellness dollars for ELCA-Primary members and spouses. Register & Complete Your Health Assessment by November 30 (new extended deadline): Earn $100 Each Save or Implement a Retirement Plan With Your Spouse by November 30: Earn $200 Each.  If you do not want to implement your retirement plan […]

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