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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

Fall 2019 Theological Conference/ Clergy & Spouse Retreat – Downloads: Brochure / Registration Form


Faithful Innovations – Learning Communities of Jesusclick here to download

Job Opening

Job Position Open for New Office Administrator

With the upcoming retirement of Louise Ingalls, we are seeking qualified job applicants for the position of “Office Administrator”.
Résumés with a cover letter may be sent via email to nglsynod.org or mailed via US Postal Service to:

Northern Great Lakes Synod, ELCA
c/o Bishop Katherine Finegan
1029 North Third St., Suite A
Marquette, MI 49855

Applications will be accepted through August 11. Interviews for the position of Office Administrator will begin in mid-August. The newly hired “Office Administrator” will be trained in by Louise for a two-week period beginning September 23 up until Louise’s retirement.

Click here for a full description of this position of Office Administrator.

Photo Galleries

Installation of Pastor Kellan Weyer – February 17, 2019 – Mission United, Pelkie – click here to view photo gallery

Photos from tree planting in Wittenberg (www.luthergarten.de) – click here to view photo gallery – click here to view Sponsorship Certificate

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 June 14) – click here to download

Latest edition of Notes & Quotes
June 2019 / July 2019 > download

Latest edition of E-Notes
July 15, 2019 > download

Current Resources

Vanco Online Givingclick to download

World Hunger Project for Synod Assembly 2019click to download

Links for Ministers Reports to Bishopclick to download

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

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 2019 – Click here to download


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