This week we pray for:
First Salem in Roscoe (Pr. Howell Martin, SAWL)
Saint Stephen in Shreveport (Pr. Harold Christensen)
New & Renewing Congregations
The 2016 NT-NL Prayer Partners can be found at ntnl.org/2016PrayerPartners or you can download the PDF here.
He Qi Exhibit in Fort Worth
Even if you don’t know the name “He Qi,” you have likely seen his art… now come see it up close at Trinity in Fort Worth!
Read how others across the ELCA are doing God’s work with their hands in Stories of Faith in Action. Have a story to share about how your congregation or ministry is living their DiscipleLife? Let us know! MissionOffice@ntnl.org.
Confronting Racism: A Holy Yearning
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 • 8:00 p.m. CST
ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton and William B. Horne II, an ELCA member from Clearwater, Fla., will continue their conversation on racism in another live webcast on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at 8 p.m. (CST).
Please go to elca.org/webcast for more information.
2016 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Thursday, Jan. 21 • 7:00 p.m. CST
University Park United Methodist Church
The Dallas Area of The United Methodist Church will host an Ecumenical Celebration of the Word of God on Thursday, Jan. 21st at 7:00 p.m. as part of our observance of the 2016 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This year’s theme is “Called to Proclaim the Mighty Acts of the Lord.”
The service will take place at University Park United Methodist Church (4024 Caruth Blvd. (at Preston), Dallas 75225). The Reverend Dr. William B. Lawrence, Dean of Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University will deliver the message. A time of fellowship and refreshment will follow the service.
Sat. Jan. 16, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
3525 Bee Cave Road • Austin, TX 78746
This event is sponsored by ELCA seminaries and is FREE! Travel stipends available, snacks and lunch provided. Contact Seth at sbridger@tlsohio or 513-335-2882 for more information and to register for the event.
St. Olaf Choir Winter Tour
The St. Olaf College Choir and conductor Anton Armstrong embark on 17-city national winter tour, including concerts at the Jones Concert Hall at Baylor University in Waco and the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Jan. 23-Feb. 13, 2016. Find out more at stolaf.edu/stolaf-choir.
The NT-NL Bishop Election Committee wants you to be aware of a few updates to the Bishop Election website:
- ¡Ya está disponible en español!
- Added conference meeting dates
- Naming Form for Potential Nominees now open
For more information, please visit BpElection.ntnl.org or email the Bishop Election Committee at BpElection@ntnl.org.
Upcoming Events in the NT-NL Mission Area and Beyond:
- Jan. 14: Wrestling with the Gospel: Preparing for Lent & Easter
- Jan. 14: Confronting Racism: A Holy Yearning
- Jan. 15-17: NT-NL High School Service Weekend
- Jan. 23-24: Lumberjack Retreat
- Jan. 25-27: Tri-Synodical Theological Leadership Conference
- Feb. 19-21: Peer Ministry Leadership Event
- Feb. 26-27: Congregational Council Retreat
- Feb. 28: Bold Women’s Day
- Apr. 22-24: NT-NL Mission Assembly
- May 29-Jun. 3: LSPS Spanish Language and Hispanic Ministry Level I Intensive
- Jun. 12-17: LSPS Building Congregational Capacity for Hispanic Ministry Level II Intensive
- Jun. 20-30: Lands of Luther Tour
- Aug. 10-13: ELCA Grace Gathering
- Sept. 11: “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday
- Sept. 17: Installation of the new NT-NL Bishop
Do you have news or announcements to share? Please submit them to the Mission Area office (MissionOffice@ntnl.org) for consideration for our next NT-NL News. Don’t forget to include a picture or logo!