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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.

Synod-Wide Reformation Worship Resources

Synod-Wide Reformation Worship Downloadable Link
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Complete Synod-Wide Reformation Worship Service:
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Synod-Wide Reformation Children’s Message & Sermon only:
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Synod-Wide Reformation Worship Sermon
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Synod-Wide Reformation Worship Script
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Bishop Finegan’s Article “Jacob at the Jabbok”
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Dwelling In The Word (Powerpoint)
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Helpful Hints for Annual Meetings During Pandemic
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Early Fall Update from Wisconsin Council of Churches
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Remote Meeting FAQs for Wisconsin
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Remote Meeting FAQs for Congregations
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Remote Meeting Laws Michigan
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COVID-19 Science for Churches
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Risk Assessment Tool
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Current Resources

Election Season Liturgyclick to view

Social media in churches – Pastor Charles Newman, Crossroads, Grand Canyon Synodclick to view

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

Grace Pomroy Stewardship PresentationLink 1 / Link 2 / Link 3

Wednesday ELCA Coaching Sessionsclick to visit

Copyright Law Resourceclick to download

Vanco Online Givingclick to download

Becoming a Community of Beholders UP Wildclick to view

Year Of Discovery

The Year of Discovery, Part One–The Americas Before Columbusclick to view

The Year of Discovery, Part Two–Discovery and our American Legal History click to view

The Year of Discovery, Part Three–Discovery and the 21st Centuryclick to view

Doctrine of Discovery NGLS Conference Meetings Fall 2020click to watch

Year of Discovery Task Force Presentation 8-18-20click to watch

Doctrine of Discovery 1493click to view

ELCA Churchwide 2016 Assembly—Repudiation of Doctrine of Discoveryclick to view

Synod Resolution for Year of Discoveryclick to view

Federally Recognized Tribes in Michiganclick to view

Wisconsin’s American Indian Reservation & Trust Landsclick to view

Year of Discovery Article by Rev. Julie Belewclick to view

Who Owns the Land by Rev. Dave VanKleyclick to view

In Good Time Article by Rev. Dave VanKleyclick to view

Year of Discovery Resource Listclick to view

Doctrine of Discovery Bullet Pointsclick to view



Latest edition of Northern Light
December 2020 / January 2021 > download

Latest edition of E-Notes
November 13, 2020 > view

Prayfaithfully Daily Devotions
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Prayer Calendars
October 2020
November 2020

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NGLS Synod & Church Events

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Upcoming Events

LWR Quilts & Kits Drop Off at the Fortune Lake Dining Hall, November 16-25, 9 am-5 pm CT (Saturdays by appointment) – more info

Systems Theory Book Study and Discussion Groupclick to view

Winter 2021 Lifelong Faith Formation Classesclick to view

Professional Leader’s Online Theological Conference, Monday, February 8, 2021more info

The NEXUS Institute 2021click 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 tree planting in Wittenberg ( – click here to view photo gallery – click here to view Sponsorship Certificate

Youth Trip to Tanzaniaclick here to watch videos

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

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