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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.

Upcoming Events

Stewardship Workshop (Grace Pomroy) – May 4, 2020 – click here to view

Stewardship Workshop (Richard Wehrs) – May 3, 2020 – click here to view

Boundaries Training – April 18, 2020 – click here to view

2020 Marked Events – click here to view

Faithful Innovations – Learning Communities of Jesusclick here to download

Photo Galleries

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

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 ( – 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 January 24) – click here to download

Latest edition of Northern Light
February 2020 / March 2020 > download

Latest edition of E-Notes
February 14, 2020 > download

Current Resources

Professional Leader’s Retreat PowerPoint Documents > Click to download: Part 1Part 2Part 3

Annual report letter 2019 – Download in: PDFWord

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

ELCA Family Separation Guideclick here to download

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

Ecumenical Statement on AddictionsClick to download

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 2020 – Click here to download


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