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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.

7/31/20 Bishop’s Response to Governor Orders
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As congregational leaders and pastors consider in-person worship, click on this helpful tool to assess the risk of Covid infection in your county:
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Resuming Care-Filled Worship and Sacramental Life During a Pandemic
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Feeding America West Michigan: U.P. Mobiles
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Resuming Care-Filled Worship and Sacramental Life During a Pandemic – ELCA resource
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5/21/20 Gather Us In-Eventually from Bishop Finegan
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CIDRAP Viewpoint
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High SARS-CoV-2 Attack Rate Following Exposure at a Choir Practice
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Returning to Church
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Current Resources

Vanco Online Givingclick to download

Becoming a Community of Beholders UP Wildclick to view

Year of Discovery Article by Rev. Julie Belewclick to view

Congregational Community Outreach Grant Application – click to view

Bishop Finegan’s Letter: What You CAN Do – click to view

ELCA Resources for Commemoration of the Emmanuel Nine—June 17 – click to view

Beginning a Culture of Generosity – Peter Reussclick to view

Technology Discounts and Financial Management Tools for Congregationsclick to view

When 2020 is Anything But – > click here to view PDF | > click here to view in Word

Michigan Census Key Messagesclick to view

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


Photo Galleries

Seasons of the Synod photo submissions – click here to view photo gallery

Photos from tree planting in Wittenberg ( – click here to view photo gallery – click here to view Sponsorship Certificate

Youth Trip to Tanzaniaclick here to watch videos



Latest edition of Northern Light
August 2020 / September 2020 > download

Latest edition of E-Notes
July 31, 2020 > view

Prayer Calendars
August 2020
September 2020

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NGLS Synod & Church Events

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Upcoming Events

Fall Online Walking Together Schedule & Informationclick to view

Virtual Autumn Leadership Event Brochure, October 26-27, 2020 – click to view

Lifelong Faith Formation, September 2020click to view

ELCA Growing Young Zoom Training, August 10 & 11, 2020 – click to view

Stewardship Workshop (Grace Pomroy), August 22, 2020 – click to view

Stewardship Workshop (Richard Wehrs) — this event has been cancelled

Faithful Innovations – Learning Communities of Jesusclick here to download

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