immigration

Reflections on sanctuary

By Eric Howard I was four years old when I became an American citizen. Those first few months were a lot to take in; I remember navigating feelings of confusion, fear, and doubt. I was an adoptee from Mexico with a new family in a new country having to learn a new language. It was [...]

2019-10-07T17:49:17-06:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Reflection on Churchwide Assembly action

By Bishop Ann Svennungsen What a blessing it was to attend the 2019 Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee! We worked hard on the decisions facing our church; we worshiped and studied scripture together; we celebrated and communed with people across the ELCA and around the globe. I will not soon forget the long procession during Friday’s [...]

Welcomed by God’s Grace, Are We Ready to So Welcome?

By Bishop Ann Svennungsen What joy I felt to see the Star Tribune’s picture of the Somali family reunited last Thursday. Peeking behind a teddy bear as big as she, a four-year-old girl stands embraced by her sisters and mother – together after more than three years of separation. Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota (LSS) [...]

2017-07-18T20:01:53-06:00February 7th, 2017|Categories: From the Bishop|Tags: , , , |