Fall Theological Retreat:
Embracing Sabbath
November 7-9, 2021
Featuring Dr. Ryan Bonfiglio
Stoney Creek Hotel (La Crosse, WI)

This conference will explore the purpose, place, and practice of Sabbath in faith formation and pastoral leadership. We will come to understand the ancient practice of Sabbath-keeping as more than just a good idea for managing busyness or catching up on sleep. Rather, we will explore Sabbath as divine gift—a disruptive and daring invitation to experiment with meaningful play, restorative rest, sensual holiness, communal feasting, and social justice.

Who: Pastors and deacons are expected to attend. If you are a rostered leader in this synod and cannot attend, please contact Bishop Hassanally to have a conversation. Other synod ministry leaders* are welcome to attend. (*Ministry leaders can include SAMs, TEEMs, and worship and faith formation professionals.)
Charitable Giving Tip: Gifts of Grain
What is a gift of grain? “Honor the Lord with your substance and with the first fruits of all your produce.” ―Proverbs 3:9

If you farm, your crops are your life and the livelihood for which you work so hard. You nurture them from the time you plant until the time you harvest. Sharing your gifts of grain to support the ELCA ministries you care about most — your congregation included — is a meaningful way you can share your harvest with others.
Here’s how it works: If you are a producer of a marketable commodity, you can... [continue reading]

Ready to take the next step? Contact Tharan Leopold, the ELCA Foundation Gift Planner serving the Synod. He can be reached at tharan.leopold@elca.org.

The examples and information provided are for illustrative and educational purposes only and should not be considered tax or legal advice. Please consult with your tax or legal adviser about proceeding with your gift plan.
Lutheran Men in Mission (LMM) Event
Upcoming Events...
Oct. 7: Fall Theological hotel-booking deadline
Oct. 10: Pastor and Deacon appreciation day!
Oct. 14: New-to-Synod Social
Oct. 24: Campus Ministry Sunday
May 7: 2022 Synod Assembly (Mankato, MN)
Prayer Calendar: September 19
  • Bear Lake Concordia Lutheran Church, Albert Lea
  • Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Pine Island
  • Kijota Lutheran Church, Tanzania
  • St. John Mwando Lutheran Church, Tanzania
  • Pulroaa Lutheran Parish, South Sudan