2022 Faith LogoWelcome

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.

Meeting the Challenges of Covid-19

8-11-21 Bishop Finegan’s Letter
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FEMA Funeral Assistance Flyer
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U.S. COVID-19 Risk & Vaccine Tracker
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Risk Assessment Tool
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COVID-19 Science for Churches
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Current Resources

Rostered Leader Reports to the Bishopclick to view

Bishop Finegan’s Annual Report Letter 2021
>click here to view PDF
>click here to view Word
2021 Annual Report Coverclick to view

Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy Guidanceclick to view

2022 Compensation Guidelines
2022 Salary Grid
2022 Salary Worksheet

Leadership Coachingclick to view

Copyright Law Resourceclick to download

Becoming a Community of Beholders UP Wildclick to view

Walking with Our Indigenous Neighbors

Declaration to American Indian & Alaska Native Peopleclick to view

Native American Sunday Worship Resources
>view in Publisher
>view in PDF

ELCA American Indian/Alaska Native Lutheran Association, Inc.click to view website

Year of Discovery Task Force Update (August 2021)click to view

Remembering the Children Letterclick to view

Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery Resolutionclick to view

Orientation to the Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discoveryclick to watch

The Year of Discovery
Part One–The Americas Before Columbus
Part Two–Discovery and our American Legal History
Part Three–Discovery and the 21st Century
Part Four–Listening to Native Voices

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 2021 / January 2022 > download

Latest edition of E-Notes
December 30, 2021 > view

Prayfaithfully Daily Devotions
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Prayer Calendars
December 2021
January 2022

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NGL Synod & Church Events

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Upcoming Events

Ignite the Church Conference (February 8-10)
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Stewardship’s Flip Side Event (February 27)click to view

Professional Leader’s Retreat (February 27-28)click to view

Photo Galleries

Ordination and Installation of Pastor Micah Cavaleri on June 12, 2021.

2020 Synod Year in Reviewclick here to view video

Seasons of the Synod Photo Submissionsclick here to view photo gallery

Archived Synod Photos & Videosclick here to view

Northern Great Lakes Synod
1029 N. Third St., Suite A
Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: (906) 228-2300
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