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  ELCA Homepage
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  dtSearch Case study - ELCA
ELCA currently has a workforce of more than 300 highly skilled engineers.
A major international organization tasked ELCA to provide search access to its multinational database through a number of different vehicles.
ELCA proposes original solutions and services on a European basis.
www.dtsearch.com /CS_ELCA.html   (352 words)

  ELCA Review
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is thankful to have reached a settlement in a civil case that arose due to the criminal conduct of former pastor Gerald Thomas.
Prior to Thomas' arrest, the ELCA was unaware of the former pastor's reprehensible conduct toward the plaintiffs in the case.
The ELCA is grateful that, with the cooperation of its insurance carriers, its share of the total settlement payment is being funded without adversely affecting the mission and ministry of this church.
www.exorthodoxforchrist.com /elca_review.htm   (420 words)

 Shaping future of ELCA
A memorials committee, appointed by the ELCA Church Council, the church's board of directors, met in Chicago June 26-27 to categorize the memorials and draft proposals for response by the assembly to each memorial.
Bioethical research: In 2004 the ELCA Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly asked the 2005 Churchwide Assembly to authorize development of a social statement that addresses "the theological, ethical, public and pastoral issues surrounding genetic research and therapy." It asked that a final proposal be brought to the 2011 Churchwide Assembly.
The committee recommended that the memorial be referred to the ELCA Office of the Secretary, which, in consultation with various churchwide leaders, is to develop a report and possible recommendations to be considered by the April 2006 meeting of the ELCA Church Council.
www.lss-elca.org /Events/News/Shaping.html   (1210 words)

 ELCA Studies on Sexuality Considers Options, Reparative Therapy
CHICAGO (ELCA) -- The task force coordinating studies in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) regarding issues of human sexuality met here March 19-21 to consider the range of possible recommendations it could provide the church in 2005.
In conversation with the task force, both Gutierrez and Throckmorton argued against the possibility of the ELCA blessing same-gender relationships from the position that it may discourage some who are struggling with their sexuality from seeking help.
The ELCA Conference of Bishops, an advisory body of the church, stated it does not approve of such ceremonies.
www.faithandvalues.com /tx/ELCA-194/1/index.html   (969 words)

 Welcome to the home page of the Northeastern Ohio Synod, ELCA
"Free in Christ to Care for the Neighbor: Lutheran Youth Talk about Human Sexuality" will be mailed to all ELCA congregations in September and will be available for download at www.elca.org/faithfuljourney on the Web.
Over 200 ELCA congregations across Northeast Ohio are waiting to welcome you.
Copyright © 1999 Northeastern Ohio Synod, ELCA, 1890 Bailey Road, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221-5259.
www.neos-elca.org   (838 words)

 ELCA Communion - WELS.net
The ELCA formed a relationship with the reformed churches despite their DIFFERENCES in opinion, therefore you cannot say that the relationship is evidence of the ELCA changing their beliefs.
The real doctrinal position of the ELCA has been exposed by three ecumenical agreements: the agreement to joint communion with Reformed churches, the agreement on justification with Rome, and the acceptance of the historic episcopate with the Episcopalians.
If you mean to say that the ELCA is not deceptive since they are very open about their acceptance of mixing different doctrinal views together, we agree with you.
www.wels.net /cgi-bin/site.pl?1518&cuQA_qaID=1&cuTopic_topicID=11&cuItem_itemID=14655   (769 words)

 ELCA's response to our national tragedy
ELCA congregations, pastors and members "are praying for the comfort of all people affected by these incredible acts," he said in a statement.
Lutheran Disaster Response is a ministry of the ELCA and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS).
Response began with a meeting of Bishop Marcus Lohrmann and Synod staff, ELCA pastors and lay leaders, and ecumenical partners Tuesday afternoon at Salem Lutheran Church, Toledo to pray and discuss the immediate needs and response efforts that can be done to help the victims and their families.
www.nwos-elca.org /disaster/news.htm   (974 words)

 ELCA Fact Sheet
In order to be ordained in the ELCA, a candidate must be qualified academically and be approved for ministry by Synodical candidacy committees that use the Division for Ministry standards to screen applicants.
Prior to the formation of the ELCA in 1988, there was no official policy precluding the ordination of practicing lgbt people in any of the three predecessor church bodies, although many studies have been undertaken among Lutherans over the past fifty years and some "social statements" issued.
The first significant challenge to the ELCA's new official policy of discrimination occurred in 1989 two San Francisco congregations called openly gay/lesbian seminary graduates who were not on the ELCA's clergy roster as assistant pastors.
www.soulforce.org /article/226   (2152 words)

 WELS / ELCA differences - WELS.net
Although the ELCA may give some lip service to Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions, the doctrine of the confessions is not maintained.
The ELCA tolerates the teaching that the "theory" that Jesus' death was a payment for sin is one of several theories which could explain his death.
The ELCA teaches that it is not necessary or possible to agree on all doctrines of Scripture.
www.wels.net /cgi-bin/site.pl?1518&cuTopic_topicID=11&cuItem_itemID=10845   (680 words)

 Elca Contract Flooring - About Us
Elca is proud to be associated with Tarkett and Flotex (Bonar Floors), the leaders in quality floorcovering worldwide.
Elca is one of the leading and most experienced suppliers and installers of quality floorcovering in Singapore.
Elca is always there to provide that extra service which differentiates us from our competitors.
www.elca.com.sg /about_us.htm   (334 words)

 Women of the ELCA Relation to the ELCA
As one of the units of the church, Women of the ELCA — unlike predecessor women's organizations, which had auxiliary status in the respective church bodies — is an integral part of and partner in the ministries of the ELCA.
The churchwide organization reports to the ELCA Assembly and, in the interim, to the Church Council.
Representatives of the churchwide Office of the Bishop, the Conference of Bishops of the ELCA, the Lutheran Youth Organization, and Lutheran Men in Mission, and the executive director of the ELCA Commission for Women are advisory members to the churchwide Executive Board of Women of the ELCA.
www.womenoftheelca.org /about/relation2elca.html   (273 words)

 The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - ELCA
The ELCA avoids making such statements, holding that Scripture is not necessarily always accurate on such matters as history and science.
The ELCA, while affirming its commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ as witnessed to in the Lutheran confessional writings, also tends to emphasize the historical character of these writings and to maintain the possibility of dissent to confessional positions that do not deal directly with the Gospel itself understood in a narrow sense.
While the LCMS believes that the Bible requires agreement in all that the Bible teaches, the ELCA holds that disagreement in some matters of doctrine, such as the mode of Christ's presence in Holy Communion, do not prohibit church fellowship.
www.lcms.org /pages/internal.asp?NavID=2146   (247 words)

 Welcome to the home page of the Northeastern Ohio Synod, ELCA
Plenary speakers include ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson, Brazilian theologian Vitor Westhelle, and Immaculée Ilibagiza, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide who helps others learn to forgive and heal from the long-term effects of genocide and war.
A thousand volunteers are needed to greet guests at the airport, assist with registration, serve as pages in the assembly hall at Navy Pier, usher, assist with transportation, monitor the assembly hearing rooms, and in countless other ways see that voting members and visitors are made to feel comfortable and welcome in Chicago.
Please sign up at www.mcselca.org under "Highlights," or at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly page at www.elca.org/assembly where you can also watch a video that welcomes participants to the city and synod.
neos-elca.org /index.htm   (776 words)

 ELCA News @ www.wfn.org
CHICAGO (ELCA) -- The Rev. Mark S. Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), gave thanks to church leaders who will be leaving their roles this year and said he wished he could call the church into intensive prayer as new leaders are elected this spring.
CHICAGO (ELCA) -- The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) received and took a series of actions surrounding a report submitted by the Blue Ribbon Committee on Mission Funding -- a committee the council constituted to study the funding policies and practices of the ELCA.
In his message Hanson referred to the ELCAs 1993 social statement, Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope and Justice, in which the church recognized that the buildup of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide is a threat to the environment.
www.wfn.org /rss/elca-rss.xml   (2955 words)

 Upper Susquehanna Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Click on the directory to the left to find out more about upcoming events, news around our synod territory, or find an ELCA congregation close to your home.
A brief statement about what we believe and a listing of the items in our Resource Center can be found to the left as well.
Clicking on the ELCA emblem on the left will take you to the site of our church wide offices.
www.uss-elca.org   (203 words)

 Glossary, Women of the ELCA
ELCA term for the gathering of delegates for decision-making or legislative functions
the entire Women of the ELCA organization, which is manifested in the triennial convention and the Executive Board; also used to describe the staff and office that support the activities of the organization
one of nine geographic territories of the ELCA comprised of a number of synods in the United States and the Caribbean
www.womenoftheelca.org /about/glossary.html   (936 words)

 Upper Susquehanna Synod, ELCA - Upcoming Events
This litany is based on the stirring words of courage and comfort offered by the Rev. Bill King, an ELCA campus pastor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, at the April 17, 2007 university convocation remembering the students and faculty killed the day before.
As members of the ELCA, we walk with those most affected by the Virginia Tech tragedy through ELCA Domestic Disaster Response/Lutheran Disaster Response (www.elca.org/disaster) and Lutheran Campus Ministry (www.elca.org/campusministry).
Some of you or your parishioners may be aware of recent speculation in the media regarding the occurrence of cancer in an area of Selinsgrove which is approximately a half-mile from the campus of Susquehanna University.
www.uss-elca.org /news.htm   (3146 words)

 Topic: ELCA Message Board Policy (1 of 1)
All users agree to be bound by this Message Board Policy and the ELCA Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
ELCA's message boards are intended to encourage open discussion and sharing of ideas in a safe, family-oriented environment.
webboard.elca.org:8080 /~tofu/read?15057,450   (401 words)

 News from Agape Press
The ELCA currently has a ban on non-celibate homosexual pastors, but its Church Council recently voted that exceptions to the policy be made to permit the ordination of active homosexuals.
Harrisville says this means that "such things will be granted on an unlimited basis, I expect." And that lack of defined limitations, he argues, sets up a double standard, since the Church Council failed to consider whether the exceptions would also be extended to heterosexuals in common law marriages.
He contends that the denominational leaders have demonstrated they are out of touch with the people in the pews by taking their minority view and elevating it to the status of policy.
headlines.agapepress.org /archive/4/182005a.asp   (274 words)

 Rocky Mountain Synod - ELCA
Grace Matters is the radio program of the ELCA.
Locate a pastor or leader on the ELCA roster.
Hear stories from two ELCA congregations in Denver: Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey and HKBP Indonesian congregation.
www.rmselca.org   (246 words)

 Job Opportunities
Having discovered how enriching a career can be at ELCA, you may want to find out more about opportunities to join us.
We are hiring talented people to bring the latest and greatest technology to our customers.
If you want to search for job opportunities according to your experience, please choose between opportunities for professionals and graduates.
www.elca.ch /Careers/Job_Opportunities/index.php   (118 words)

 Upper Susquehanna Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Click on the directory to the left to find out more about upcoming events, news around our synod territory, or find an ELCA congregation close to your home.
A brief statement about what we believe and a listing of the items in our Resource Center can be found to the left as well.
Clicking on the ELCA emblem on the left will take you to the site of our church wide offices.
www.uss-elca.org /index.htm   (203 words)

 Women of the ELCA
Join us at the Seventh Triennial Gathering, the largest gathering of women in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Please send your gift to aid those who have experienced a disaster — tornado, flood, tsunami, earthquake, hurricane, and other tragedies — through Women of the ELCA.
Indicate the disaster on your check memo line.
www.womenoftheelca.org   (147 words)

 Nebraska Synod, ELCA Website: Welcome!
Nebraska Synod, ELCA stretches across the state of Nebraska.
Nebraska Synod's small and large congregations offer God's word and sacraments, Lutheran Christian fellowship and community in the open country, in the busy cities, in the towns and villages, as people are Living in God's Amazing Grace.
More than 124,000 ELCA Lutherans belong to the 260+ congregations in the Nebraska Synod.
www.nebraskasynod.org   (80 words)

 Welcome To MinistryLINK :: The Online Home Of The Southeastern Penn. Synod, ELCA
Because the ELCA Board of Pensions wants to help its plan members toward greater wellness, the 2008 health plan is going to pay you to take the confidential Mayo Clinic health risk assessment and pay you to pursue health improvement activities.
The ELCA is part of Churches for Middle East Peace, which supports Israeli-Palestinian-Arab peacemaking and encourages us to pray and act for peace.
The 2008 Synod Assembly will elect 17 voting members to the ELCA's 2009 Churchwide Assembly as well as a number of members of the Synod Council.
www.ministrylink.org   (1141 words)

This is also an opportunity for the cluster coordinators to ask questions and network with their fellow coordinators.
The newest and most exciting resource from Women of the ELCA, is written by Debra K. Farrington.
It introduces you to several key spiritual practices that will help you become better able to discern God’s will for your lives as well as what gifts you have to offer the congregation and community.
www.css-elca.org /WELCA.html   (529 words)

 Grand Canyon Synod - Candidacy
The process of candidacy is established by the ELCA Department of Candidacy.
While visiting this portion of the ELCA site, scroll up to the top of the page and note the link to "Candidate Checklists".
When your Application for Entrance to Candidacy, Entrance Information form, and application fee are received in the Synod office, you will be sent further information that will enable you to schedule an Initial Interview, contact the ELCA-certified pscyhologist who will do the Career Counseling and Psychological Testing, and complete the Background Check.
www.elca-grandcanyon.org /index.cfm?PAGE_ID=83   (620 words)

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