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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. Click to view our video greeting

The Rev. Thomas Skrenes, Bishop

News From Around the Synod

Installation of Pastor Tammy Barthels at Immanuel, Rhinelander - August 16 - click here to view photo gallery

Festival of Congregational Renewalclick here for more information

Rise Up Together – Detroit 2015 - click here to view photo gallery

Ordination of Ann Gonyea-Alexander – July 12 at Bethany, Ishpeming - click here to view

Pastor Rudy Kemppainen Celebrates His 60th Ordination Anniversary – July 12 - click here to view

Tammy Barthels Ordination – July 11 in Merrill, WI - click here to view

Retired Clergy and Spouse and Widows of Clergy Gathering” – July 7, 2015 - click here to view

Faithful Finances - August 29, 2015 - click to download

Installation of Pastor Mark Laatsch at Emmanuel, Menominee - June 28, 2015 - click here to view

Fortune Lake Celebrates 85 Years - click here to view

In the Footsteps of Martin Luther…visit Germany with Pastor Katherine and Dave Fineganclick here for more information.

2015 Fall Theological Event for Clergy - 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

Organist Workshop with Daniel Schwandt click here for more information and to register

ELCA Women Travel Seminar to Tanzania – You’re Invited! - click here

Bishop Skrenes’ letter regarding “State law, Same-gender Relationships & Congregational Ministry” - click to download

Synod Map 2015 - Click here to download

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Upcoming Events

Almost 150 NGLS youth and adult leaders Rise Up Together in Detroit – July 17, 2015

Long Range Calendar of Events (updated August 25) - click here to download

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Last update August 25, 2015