Thursday, January 14, 2021

Items included in this special e-news:

  • Upcoming Events in Commemoration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Letter and Resources from the Advocacy Policy Committee
  • Updates from Bishop Strickland regarding COVID-19 precautions
  • Bishop Strickland's Updates regarding COVID-19 Precautions and Synod Staff
  • Community Building Events

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, January 17, 2021 - Southeastern Synod Worship Service

 This synod worship service is pre-recorded and will premiere at the time listed above at the platforms listed.  Click graphic for details.


Sunday, January 17, 2021 - "A Prophetic Call to the Church"

Presented by the Metro DC Synod & 

the ELCA's African Descent Lutheran Association

Click graphic above to see event details. 


Monday, January 18, 2021 - MLK Day of Reflection

 ALL AGES are welcome to participate.   Special programming provided for children and youth (K-12).  Click graphic to register.

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Letter and Resources from the Advocacy Policy Committee

The Southeastern Synod Advocacy Policy Committee shares a letter here.  Included in this letter is a list of advocacy resources that we hope you find helpful and pertinent.

Click HERE to access this important letter

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Bishop Strickland's Updates regarding COVID-19 Precautions and Synod Staff

Bishop Strickland meets regularly with the Southeastern Synod COVID-19 task force.  This task force provides regular, scientific updates and guidance to the synod.

Click HERE to access the January 2021 update from Bishop Strickland

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Community Building Events

The following events may be of interest to you, as we seek pathways that unite us as one people.

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - Blessings for the Beloved Community

7-8pm Eastern / 6-7 pm Central

We're all searching our hearts and our minds for a way forward. Doing it TOGETHER is a good start! Join us....Invite a friend.

NOTE:  Bishop Strickland is contributing to this unifying event.

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2021 International Week of Payer for Chritan Unity

Monday, January 18 - Monday, January 25

The link above has several prayer resources for your consideration, as well as a livestreamed worship to appear on January 25. 

Bishop Kevin Strickland offers a video meditation based on “Love one another as I have loved you” (Jn 15:12b) that will appear during the week.

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Monday, January 25, Congregational Leaders Zoom

7pm Eastern / 6pm Central

We continue to work together to provide guidance for you in these unprecedented times.  Our synod staff will share what resources are already in place and wish to hear from you about what is most needed in your contexts.


ELCA-Southeastern Synod

Physical Address and address for UPS and FedEx
c/o St. John's Lutheran Church
1410 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA, 30307

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 400
Decatur, GA 30031

Phone: 404-589-1977
Fax: 404-521-1980