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week of October 30, 2016
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Join leaders from across this church for the Rostered Ministers Gathering - the first of its kind. This event will be an opportunity for all rostered ministers from across this church to assemble for worship, education and fellowship under the theme "On the Way...Together."
Two pre-events will allow time for federal chaplains and young rostered ministers (20s and 30s) to gather and network.
Registration will open on March 1, 2017. 
Please visit in the coming months for details, speakers and more.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

New Study Available from LSS

LSS has just released a new study on racial equity called "And Who Is My Neighbor?". It is a 5-part study designed to help congregations begin intentional conversations about this topic.
The study is available for free download at
Bishop's Visitation to Confirmation Students and their parents

Bishop Aitken invites you to request him for a Bishop's Visitation to your Confirmation Class.  What works best for his schedule is to do these Visitations to clusters of congregations. He encourages parents to come that night as well so he can meet them and include them in the teaching time. He will teach the gospel, talk about Christian Vocation, the role of the Christian in our world, our call in Christ and end with Communion and Commissioning for service with Anointing oil from Palestine.
Synod Creation Care Study Available
Earth Stewardship and the Missio Dei: Participating in the Care and Redemption of All God Has Madeis the title of Pastor David Carlson's Doctor of Ministry dissertation, which he defended at Luther Seminary in March 2016 and is making available to more readers. In it, he reports findings from a synod-wide survey and four congregational interviews and evaluates their earthkeeping practices and perceptions using eight conceptual lenses: (1) sustainability, (2) globalization, (3) global civil society, (4) nature as an active subject in scripture and liturgy, (5) biblical stewardship as participating in God's mission, (6) perichoresis as modeling reciprocal relationships with nature, (7) eschatological themes of redemption and reformation, and (8) sacramental imagination.
The church in general and Lutherans in particular are well-suited to help society address ecological needs and the problems of climate change, and congregations are ideal settings for modeling the kind of earth stewardship needed for a more sustainable world. This timely resource invites clergy and lay leaders to grow in understanding their local earth stewardship as a component of participating in God's mission, and take steps to integrate creation care practically in ministry areas of worship, education, congregational life, building and grounds, and community engagement.
Signed copies are available in paperback (243 pp.) for $10 payable to Pastor Carlson at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church office located at the synod office building, lower level, or at mailing address 219 N. 6thAve. E., Duluth, MN 55805. To ship in the U.S., add $4.
Events Around the Synod

If you would like to have your event included, please send a brief press release, including the Who, What, Where, When & Why of your event, in an email to [email protected]
No PDF flyers please
. Only the text information will be included.

Swedish Meatball Dinner - Trinity, Duluth
Thurs. Nov. 3rd - 4:00-6:30 pm
Take-outs available - $10-Adults, $5-Children 10 & Under, Family of 4 - $30
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1108 East 8th Street, Duluth, MN

Trinity Lutheran Church Fall Boutique and Bake Sale
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Lunch served in Doug's Café 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
1420 South 6th Street, Brainerd, MN.

Gloria Dei, Duluth WELCA Fall Fair
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Women are hosting a Fall Fair at Saint Mary's Star of the Sea, 325 E 3rd St on Saturday, November 12, 2016, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bake Sale, Country Store, Artisan Crafts, Fashion Tag Sale, Quilt Raffle. Coffee & goodies, Chili, Soups & Sloppy Joes Served at11 a.m. You are invited; Please Come!

Keep Your Headlights - On Respectful Care for People Living with Depression, Anxiety & Addiction at End-of-Life
Spiritual Companions 2016 - A gift of thanks for your partnership in care
Presenter is Dr. Katherine Piderman who has contributed to several projects related to excellence in pastoral care and has served in ministerial roles in parishes and in medical facilities (currently at the Mayo Clinic). Please register by November 9 sent to the person listed in the brochure for each site. Please contact Pr. Craig Carlson at [email protected] for a copy of the brochure.
November 14, 2016 
- Virginia, MN Messiah Lutheran Church 8590 Enterprise Dr. S Virginia, MN
November 15, 2016 - Grand Rapids, MN Sawmill Inn 2301 S Hwy 169 Grand Rapids, MN 
November 16, 2016 - Duluth, MN St. Mary's Medical Center Auditorium 407 E 3rd Street Duluth, MN

Employment Opportunities

NE MN Synod's School of Lay Ministry Coordinator
The Northeastern MN Synod's School of Lay Ministry Advisory Board is now accepting applications for the position of SLM Coordinator. Requirements: Must have completed the 2 year SLM program, good organizational & communication skills,work with the Advisory Board and attend 2 Advisory Board meetings, plan & host 2 yearly retreats, keep track of student progress & payments, order materials, promote & recruit students for the School of Lay Ministry at various Synod events. Modest stipend. Interested persons may send a Letter of Intent along with a resume to Brenda Tibbetts, Assistant to the Bishop, 1105 E. Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802. Please include the date of completion of the SLM program.
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