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Supporting Generation Zero-Hunger

Supporting Generation Zero-Hunger

Generation Zero-Hunger is the youth-driven fundraiser, supporting the programs of ELCA World Hunger, and related to the 2024 Youth Gathering in July. During their time in New Orleans, youth will be able to participate in experiences showing how hunger intersects with...

Karibuni Iringa!

Karibuni Iringa!

Karibuni Iringa! Welcome to Iringa! Over the next few months, more than 150 travelers in a dozen congregational groups will travel to Iringa, Tanzania, to visit their companions. The practice of being present or visiting our companions is one of three foundational...

Synod Together Through Mission Support

Synod Together Through Mission Support

Thank you! Because of the mission support your congregation shared in the first quarter of the year we, as Synod Together, have been able to do the work the Gospel calls us to do. Without you, this work would not be possible – period. Through the first quarter of our...

‘Snap To It’: Farm Bill Advocacy Urgently Needed

‘Snap To It’: Farm Bill Advocacy Urgently Needed

"Snap to it," indeed! Everyone who eats and knows others who eat should be paying attention to what is happening (or not happening) with the Farm Bill before the U.S. Congress now. The Farm Bill, up for debate and vote every five years, was supposed to be approved in...

A Recent Delegation’s Journey

A Recent Delegation’s Journey

The Saint Paul Area Synod’s most recent delegation to the ILAG traveled during March with eight members from Como Park, St. Paul, and Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Roseville, to reconnect and renew their relationships within the ILAG’s ministries, their partner...

The Church of St. Bartimaeus

The Church of St. Bartimaeus

Sermon for Synod Assembly Worship 2024 Mark 10:46-52 St. Andrews, Mahtomedi Grace and peace to you from God the Father, our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. AMEN. He didn’t have a lawn chair or an overturned, five-gallon bucket from Home Depot to sit on, or...

Elected at Synod Assembly

Elected at Synod Assembly

The persons listed below were elected during the Saint Paul Area Synod's 2024 Synod Assembly on May 11 at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi.   Synod Council or Committees These offices take effect Aug. 1. Synod Council -Vice President George...

Shoulder to Shoulder to Shoulder

Shoulder to Shoulder to Shoulder

The Bega Kwa Bega Affiliate organizations have a wonderful history of working together, reaching across organizational boundaries for the good of Iringa Diocese communities and institutions. For example, St. Paul Partners has worked with Friends of Huruma to provide a...

As Much As You Want OR As Much as You Need?

As Much As You Want OR As Much as You Need?

Most of us grew up in families where family meals were a part of each day. Many of us grew up with siblings in families where it was expected that the food served at our table would feed the whole family. We were reminded to be mindful of others around the table and...