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April 26: Mission Interpreter Workshop
April 30: Winning Grants to Strengthen Your Ministry
May 1: Strategies for High Impact Community Ministry
May 6
: Lutheran Day at the Capitol
May 17: Bike for World Hunger
May 30-31: Annual Assembly of the  Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod
June 20-22: Lutheran Youth Fellowship Assembly
October 6-7: Parish Secretaries' Seminar

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2014 Bike for World Hunger

Register now for the Bike for World Hunger, to be held Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bob Rodale Cycling and Fitness Park, Trexlertown.

For more information and registration materials, click here.

Living by Faith: Stories of Hope

Registration is open for the 2014 synod assembly, to be held May 30-31 at Split Rock Resort. The assembly will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the first ballot for bishop taken shortly after the opening. Housing and meal information is now available on the assembly page. paper registration materials will be mailed next week. Click here for more information about the assembly.

Reclaiming Jubilee: Your Mission Support at Work

Last summer, youth gathered in Reading, PA, for an experience in mission, education, and revitalization. Learn more about their activities and learnings here...

Be sure to check out the 6-month calendar of ideas for telling the story of mission support at work.

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton's Column

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton’s monthly column in The Lutheran magazine is now available on this website. Her message is free for use by synods and congregations. Her April column may be found here.

Two Continuing Education Events

Presenter: Joy Skjegstad, author and consultant
April 30: Winning Grants to Strengthen Your Ministry
May 1: Strategies for High Impact Community Ministry

Click here for more information.

Undivided Hearts: Sustaining Hope in a Broken World

Lutheran Day at the Capitol and LAMPa 35th Anniversary, May 6, 2014. More…

News, Events



The April 2014 issue of Synod News

Tending to the Holy

Mission Support at Work

Faces of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod

Young Adults Respond to Purposeful Questions

Family Faith Challenge

Take a virtual tour of the Lutheran Center

Join Our Conversations!

Morning Prayer at the Lutheran Center

Task Force on Bullying, Harassment, and Related Violence

Gay and Lesbian Ministry Task Force


Positions, Items Available

Bishop's Page

Resources for Mission Support

Your Congregation's 2013 Mission Support Dollars at Work

2014 Congregational Officers form

2014 Mission Support Form

Interim Ministry Brochure

2014 Compensation Guidelines

Treasurer's Mission Support Remittance Form

Synod Policy on Sexual Misconduct of Rostered Leaders

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Tending to the Holy: Moments of Reflection and Action

Take a few minutes a day to pause and reflect on your ongoing relationship with God. The Spirituality Ministry Team offers stories, scripture, songs, biblical texts and other mediums to explore your faith in their weekly blog, Spirit Spinning.

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2014 Family Faith Challenge

The synod’s Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministry Team has developed “Family Faith Challenges” for 2014 with an activity for each week of the month around a monthly theme. More...

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Faces of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod

Two banners were on display at the 2013 synod assembly. They showed the faces of 18 people from around our synod—people of all ages and from all walks of life.
the people.
their stories.
Borrow the banners.
Distribute brochures that tell the stories.

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Young Adults Respond to Purposeful Questions

Three videos of young adults responding to purposeful questions were shown at the 2013 assembly of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod June 14-15. Each video features a different question. Watch the videos!

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Mission Support Resource

Looking for ways to let members of the congregation see their mission support at work? Click here!

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Take a (Virtual) Tour of the Lutheran Center!

Check out the Lutheran Center in Northeastern Pennsylvania (across from the ABE airport), the home of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod office and Resource Center. Watch the video shown at the 2012 synod assembly.

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Morning Prayer at Lutheran Center

Join us for Morning Prayer each Thursday at 8 a.m.  More...

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Task Force on Bullying Webpage

The webpage of the Task Force on Bullying, Harassment, and Related Violence provides resource suggestions for all who are concerned with the effects of bullying and harassment. Click here to learn more.

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Task Force Information

Information about and resources for ministry with gay and lesbian persons is available on the new Gay and Lesbian Ministry Task Force page. The task force is a ministry of the Witness and Service Ministry Team.

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