The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
God’s work. Our hands.
Marked with the cross of Christ forever, we are claimed, gathered and sent for the sake of the world. This is the mission statement of the ELCA. As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. With our hands, we do God’s work of restoring and reconciling communities in Jesus’ name throughout the world.
Learn more: http://elca.org/
The Metro Washington, D.C. Synod includes the District of Columbia and the Maryland and the Virginia suburbs, from upper Montgomery County south to the Quantico Marine Barracks, and from the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay out to the foothills of the Blue Ridge. There are about 35,000 of us in 80 congregations. We worship every week in English and Spanish and Amharic and Oromo and Tamil.
“And all across this great metropolitan area we proclaim the truth of the gospel in language Lutherans have always used when we say that the death and the resurrection of Jesus are God’s free gifts to us, so that we can be redeemed from the power of sin and be set free to love and serve our neighbors,” said the Rev. Richard H. Graham, bishop, Metro D.C. Synod in May 2013.
It is in this place and time we strive to live out: God’s work, our hands.
Learn more about the Metro Washington, D.C. Synod: http://metrodcelca.org/
Partnering in a more global fashion, CLC works with the Rwanda School Project. Its mission: Rwanda has been deeply challenged by war, genocide, and poverty. We believe that secondary and continuing education is an important key to Rwanda’s recovery, growth, and continuing peace.
Serving missions in Rwanda, as well as contributing financially, we are thrilled to be apart of such a wonderful ministry.
To learn more, please visit the website: http://rwandaschoolproject.org/
Our brothers and sisters in Christ at the Immanuel Mar Thoma Church meet at CLC every Sunday afternoon. This church is a parish under Diocese of North America and Europe of Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar in India. Immanuel Mar Thoma Church, Virginia is the second parish in Washington DC area and the first parish in the State of Virginia under Diocese of North America & Europe. We are so thankful to know this congregation!
Please visit their website at: http://www.immanuelmarthoma.org/cmswp/
Serving our immediate neighbors, CLC partners with LINK, which exists to provide emergency food and financial assistance to qualified people in need. Supported primarily by donations of food and funds, LINK is comprised of dedicated churches, organizations, and individuals serving the Herndon, Sterling, and Ashburn, Virginia communities.
Please visit LINK’s website to learn more: http://linkagainsthunger.org/
Sustainable Development. Lasting Promise.
Mission: Affirming God’s love for all people, we work with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice and human suffering.
To learn more about Lutheran World Relief: http://lwr.org/
We are pleased to be a Stephen Ministry congregation where we equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.
To learn more about Stephen Ministry, please visit the website: http://www.stephenministries.org/
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a faith-based, not-for-profit membership organization nearly 2.5 million members strong. It is a Fortune 500 financial services organization with the strength of more than $75 billion in assets under management.
To learn more, please visit the website: https://www.thrivent.com/