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Equipping the Saints For MinistryWelcome

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.

Upcoming Events

Clergy Spouse Conference Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2020 – click to download registration form

FLLC FALL Fest – Saturday, October 5, 2019 – Quilt & Fine Arts Auction- click here to view

By Faith – Honoring Suomi Seminary 1904-1958 – click here to view

Fall 2019 Theological Conference/ Clergy & Spouse Retreat – Downloads: Brochure / Registration Form

Faithful Innovations – Learning Communities of Jesusclick here to download

Photo Galleries

Photos from the ordination of Pastor Brenda Greenwald at Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills, CO on July 14, 2019 – click here to view photo gallery

Photos from tree planting in Wittenberg (www.luthergarten.de) – click here to view photo gallery – click here to view Sponsorship Certificate

Bishop Katherine Finegan’s Installation – Oct. 21, 2017 – click here to view photo gallery

Youth Trip to Tanzaniaclick here to watch videos



Long Range Calendar of Events
(updated July 24) – click here to download

Latest edition of Notes & Quotes
October 2019 / November 2019 > download

Latest edition of E-Notes
October 2, 2019 > download

Current Resources

Finlandia By Faith event lecture, “Taste of Sourdough Bread and Rudy Kemppainen” – click to view

By Faith event: Bishop’s Sermon for the Installation of Campus Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith – click to view

2019 Model Congregational Constitution – Download: in Word / in PDF

Stewardship – All stewardship related materials are now located on the Stewardship Program website: click to view

Vanco Online Givingclick to download

Links for Ministers Reports to Bishopclick to download

Bishop’s Annual Report 2018 –  click to view

ELCA Family Separation Guideclick here to download

Answer the Call Letter from Bishop Fineganclick here to download

Answer the Call Bulletin Insertclick here to download

FAQ about Lay Ministers, Permission to Preside, and Licensed Lay Ministersclick here to download

Ecumenical Statement on AddictionsClick to download

Lutheran World Relief Shipping Warehouse – Click here to download (PowerPoint Presentation)

The Relationship between the Pastor and the Congregation Council OR “Where is Christ Among Us in Our Relationships?”Click here to download

Information on the Evangelism Committee’s Sneaky Visitor program – click here to download

Synod Map 2019 – Click here to download


Northern Great Lakes Synod
1029 North 3rd Street
Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: 906-228-2300
Fax: 906-228-2527DonationsOnLine Donations