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”

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”

Reflections – April 9, 2020

Uncertain Times There is a thief among us.  Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID 19) is everywhere. This infectious thief knows no boundaries and threatens our very way of life. Avoiding person to person contact and social distancing, within six feet, has become the new normal.   Typical of a thief, he is sneaky and all to oftenContinue reading “Reflections – April 9, 2020”

Hope Council Message Regarding COVID-19

A Message from Council Regarding Church Policy on the COVID-19 Outbreak Hope Lutheran Church Council Actions Response to COVID 19Mar 20, 2020 This time last week we were canceling services for 2 weeks.  In the last 3 days it has become apparent that we will not be holding services for at least 60 days.  Council has heldContinue reading “Hope Council Message Regarding COVID-19”