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Welcome to our web site

We hope you will find answers here to your questions about the Northern Great Lakes Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Our site is intended to offer information, timely news, inspiring words and an opportunity to learn about the ministries of this synod and the ELCA. Click to view our video greeting

The Rev. Thomas Skrenes, Bishop

News From Around the Synod

Members of Azania Front Cathedral Choir visit Messiah, Marquette in May, 2013. - click here to view photo gallery

Installation of Pastor Richard Likeness at Ascension Lutheran Church, Minocqua on June 8 - click here to view

Congregational Endowment and Memorial Funds Workshop - click here to download

Boundaries Workshop for Rostered Leaders - click here to download

Photos from Synod Assembly held May 18-19, 2014 in Marquette, MI - click here to view

First Lutheran Church, Gladstone celebrates 125 years on June 1 - click here to view

Lord, Teach Us to Pray…A Workshop in Prayer Evangelism - click here to download

Prayers Encouraged for the People of the Eastern & Coastal Diocese following recent flooding - click here to read more

Photo galleries from 3 MARKED! events - click here to view

Letter concerning The Lutheran World Federation's Augusta Victoria Hospital - click here to view

Check out this new resource for equipping Council members - click here

Bishop Letter for Annual Reports - click here to download

Voices for Youth Appeal 2013 - click here to download

2013 Congregation Constitution Amendments - click here to download

2013 Synod Assembly Minutes - click here to download

ELCA Summary of Congregational Statistics for 2012 - click here to download

Bishops 2013 Legislative Session Letter - click here to download

The 2014 Clergy Compensation Guidelines are now available on Downloads page

Synod Map 2014 - Click here to download

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Upcoming Events

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and participants at the Professional Leaders Event at Fortune Lake Camp on February 17, 2014.

Long Range Calendar of Events (updated July 3) - click here to download

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