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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

Professional Leader’s Event – Feb. 10-11, 2019 – click here to download

Clergy Spouse Retreat – Feb. 1-3, 2019 – click here to download

Walking Together Conference Eventsclick here to download

Lutheran Men in Mission 2018 Brochureclick here to download

Photo Galleries

Ordination and Installation of Pastor Avery Carr on July 29, 2018 – click here to view photo gallery

Synod Assembly 2018 Videos – > click here to watch on YouTube

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

Clergy and Spouse Theological Retreat on Mackinac Island, Sept. 24-26, 2017 – click here to view photo gallery

Altar Guild Workshop – Sept. 30, 2017 – click here to view photo gallery

Youth Trip to Tanzaniaclick here to watch videos



Long Range Calendar of Events
(updated November 21) – click here to download

Latest edition of Notes & Quotes
December 2018 / January 2019 > download

Latest edition of E-Notes
December 4, 2018 > download

Living Lutheran – December Edition
web versionprint version

Current Resources

Bishop’s Annual Report 2018 –  click to view

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

Bishop’s Letter to Companions in Tanzania re Trump’s Comments – click here to download

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

Sustainability – 2017 Mission Experience in Tanzania July 6-22, 2017 – Bishop Thomas and Luanne Skrenes > click here to read

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

Planned-Giving: Monthly Newsletter Articles – click here to download

Synod Map 2017 – Click here to download


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