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.
Renaming Notes & Quotes Contest
Our Synod newsletter, Notes & Quotes,
is getting a new name, and we need your help!
> click here
Seasons of the Synod Photo Contest
In an effort to make our Synod office more representative of the people and areas we serve, we would like to feature seasonal nature photographs from each of our 8 conferences on our office walls.
If you have a nature photo for consideration,
please send it our way!
> click here for more information
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
Bishop Katherine Finegan’s Installation – Oct. 21, 2017 – click here to view photo gallery
Youth Trip to Tanzania – click here to watch videos
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
Stewardship – All stewardship related materials are now located on the Stewardship Program website: click to view
Vanco Online Giving – click to download
Links for Ministers Reports to Bishop – click to download
Bishop’s Annual Report 2018 – click to view
ELCA Family Separation Guide – click here to download
Answer the Call Letter from Bishop Finegan – click here to download
Answer the Call Bulletin Insert – click here to download
FAQ about Lay Ministers, Permission to Preside, and Licensed Lay Ministers – click here to download
Ecumenical Statement on Addictions – Click 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