In Memoriam of The Reverend Laura (Laurie) A. Lineon

We have received word of the death ofThe Rev.Laura (Laurie) A. Lineon July 31, 2020Please keep her children Rachel and Brandon and the entire family in your prayers.Cards or notes of condolences may be sent to:Rachel Line and Brandon Line750 Murray DriveEl Cajon, CA 92020The Rev. Laura Line was born on November 5, 1956. She was ordainedContinue reading “In Memoriam of The Reverend Laura (Laurie) A. Lineon”

In Memoriam of The Rev. Dr. Albert W Stotton

We have received word of the death ofThe Rev. Dr. Albert W. Stotton July 22, 2020Please keep his family in your prayers.Cards or notes of condolences may be sent to:The Family of the Rev. Dr. Albert Stott1321 East J StreetChula Vista, CA 91910The Rev. Dr. Albert Stott was born on January 3, 1939 and ordained on MayContinue reading “In Memoriam of The Rev. Dr. Albert W Stotton”

2020 Pacifica Synod Assembly Postponed to 2021

The following announcement was shared with our synod on June 17. For a printable version of this letter, along with Frequently Asked Questions about this postponement,please click here. We will be publishing a compilation of some of the usual Synod Assembly reports, financial and statistical information in early August. They will be sent out by emailContinue reading “2020 Pacifica Synod Assembly Postponed to 2021”

Racial Justice Statement of the Pacifica Synod

July 2, 2020Dear Pastors, Deacons, and Congregation Presidents of the Pacifica Synod,Your Synod Council members have signed the ELCA’s Anti-Racism Pledge, and the Council has written a statement expressing support for the work of racial justice, with a commitment to engage in the “difficult and necessary work of repentance and change.” You will find thisContinue reading “Racial Justice Statement of the Pacifica Synod”

E.L.C.A. Celebrates 50 Years of Ordained Women

“The Church of Christ in every age, beset by change but Spirit-led, must claim and test its heritage, and keep on rising from the dead”(Fred Pratt Green, 1969). Dear church, Words matter. Words matter in our Scripture, in our hymns, in our governing documents, and beyond. Fifty years ago, on June 29, 1970, the LutheranContinue reading “E.L.C.A. Celebrates 50 Years of Ordained Women”

ELCA reaffirms commitment to combat racism and white supremacy

5/29/2020 2:45:00 PM What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8). The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) reaffirms its commitment to combating racism and white supremacy following the recent murders of Black Americans. Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Dreasjon (Sean)Continue reading “ELCA reaffirms commitment to combat racism and white supremacy”

REV. DR. R. GUY ERWIN TO SERVE AS UNITED LUTHERAN SEMINARY’S NEXT PRESIDENT

The Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin, who was elected in 2013 as the fourth bishop of the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and elected to a second term in 2019, will be leaving the bishopric as of July 31, 2020 and, beginning August 1, will serve United Lutheran Seminary inContinue reading “REV. DR. R. GUY ERWIN TO SERVE AS UNITED LUTHERAN SEMINARY’S NEXT PRESIDENT”

Commemoration of the Emanuel 9

As part of the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, voting members adopted a resolution designating June 17 as a commemoration of the martyrdom of the Emanuel 9—the nine people shot and killed on June 17, 2015 during a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.Our relationship to the shooter as well as two ofContinue reading “Commemoration of the Emanuel 9”

From the Bishop: An Invitation to Work Together for Racial Justice

June 15, 2020But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. He has abolished the lawContinue reading “From the Bishop: An Invitation to Work Together for Racial Justice”

A Time of Change- by Bishop Andy, Pacifica Synod

From the Bishop A Time of ChangeApril 27, 2020  Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. GoContinue reading “A Time of Change- by Bishop Andy, Pacifica Synod”

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