Announcements

2024 Summer Interns

2024 Summer Interns

The synod's interns are off and running for Summer 2024! Ten young people will be working and learning at sites across our synod for about 10 weeks, serving in children's ministry, communications, social work, feeding ministries and more. This paid internship program...

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...

Eternal Flame to Become ELCA Congregation

Eternal Flame to Become ELCA Congregation

It was a packed house for Eternal Flame Lutheran Church's Charter Sunday on April 14, when the members voted to become an official congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). For the past 14 years, this mostly Hmong congregation has been a...

Elected at Conference Assemblies

Elected at Conference Assemblies

The persons listed below were elected to positions with the Saint Paul Area Synod during our 2024 conference assemblies on Feb. 24 at Faith Lutheran in Forest Lake. Additional elections will take place on May 11 at Synod Assembly.  Conference Dean North Conference...

Working Toward Ending Hunger

Working Toward Ending Hunger

As ELCA World Hunger celebrates its 50th anniversary and we consider the food insecurity challenges many people face in their daily life, the Saint Paul Area Synod and the Minneapolis Area Synod are engaging in conversation about how to work together toward ending...

2023 Annual Report

2023 Annual Report

In the 2023 Annual Report of the Saint Paul Area Synod, Bishop Patricia Lull highlights some of the ministries and activities of the synod from over the past year. She writes about The Planting Hope Campaign, mission support, the candidacy process, lay leadership...

Minnesota Bishops: Chaplains Provide Critical Care

Minnesota Bishops: Chaplains Provide Critical Care

Written by the six Minnesota bishops of the Evangelical Church in America. Published in the Opinion Exchange section of the Star Tribune Nov. 27, 2023. Current economic conditions present difficult choices to leaders across all sectors of our economy: businesses,...

Therapeutic Preschool Construction Kick-Off

Therapeutic Preschool Construction Kick-Off

Members of the synod council and staff and representatives of congregations rejoiced with Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) as they helped kick off construction of the Families Together Eastside Preschool on Oct. 26. The project has been largely funded by a...