This week we pray for:
St. Matthew in Waco (Pr. Paul Krupicka)
First Sagrada Familia in Garland (Pr. Irma Bañales)
NT-NL Mission Assembly
A Special Invitation to All Choir Members in the NT-NL Mission Area
Would you like to be a part of the Dedication Celebration at Briarwood on April 25? We want you to help us make a joyful noise!
Please note the rehearsal scheduled at Trinity (Fort Worth) has been cancelled. Those wishing to be part of the Dedication Celebration Choir must rehearse at Faith (Flower Mound) or Resurrection (Plano).
For more information, please see the full invitation here.
Mission Advancement is looking for an Associate Editor and a Manager of Digital Media Strategy.
Position descriptions can be found at http://www.elca.org/careers or by the direct links listed below. Both openings have closing dates of May 1.
The congregations of the Panhandle Mission Conference are gathering up used Lutheran Books of Worship (LBWs) at this Assembly to ship them off to Sierra Leone, as Bishop Tom Barnett has requested if we could help provide this resource.
If you have an extra LBW or two—or a couple of boxfuls!—please bring them to Assembly! We will have a “packing station” to pack the books into the right-sized boxes to send them on their journey across the ocean, for continued ministry.
This is not a budgeted item, so we are stepping out in faith that the $3 per book shipping fee will come along with congregational and individual donations.
Looking for other Table Talks? Check out the playlist on YouTube!
Take the Purple Hair Challenge!
You make a donation or pledge to help us reach the $3 million goal for the DiscipleLife Alive! campaign before April 25, and Bishop Kanouse, Briarwood Executive Director Phil Geleske, Mission Council Vice-President Stephanie Varnum and other NT-NL leaders will dye their hair purple for the 2015 Assembly!
Are you ready to take the Purple Hair Challenge and make a donation to help us meet (and exceed!) the $3 million goal for the DiscipleLife Alive! campaign?
We regret to inform you the Peace Not Walls events scheduled April 19 at Trinity (Fort Worth) and April 21 at Bethany (Dallas) have been canceled. Please see here for more information.
Mosaic celebrates Earth Day
Please RSVP to Lori Baum at email@example.com or 972-866-9989.
Join us Saturday, May 2 at the new Mission Center for Briarwood’s annual Run for the Roses Gala! Click here for details.
You may purchase tickets at www.bidpal.net/briarwoodgala2015
Families with children of all ages are invited to Briarwood for the ¡SINAI! Family Retreat: Mountains & Valleys.
This retreat will take place the same weekend as the Mission Assembly, April 24-26; while assembly participants will hear the theory and philosophy of Rich Melheim’s Faith5 (Faith Action In The Home) practice, families at Briarwood will put it all to practice, exploring together how they can support each other in their faith formation and stick together through life’s mountains and valleys.
Want to find out more? Go here.
Did you know you do not have to be a voting member to come to the assembly? Visitors are welcome! Join us to hear our amazing keynote speakers, the Rev. Dr. Rich Melheim and the Rev. Dr. David Lose, and to find out more about what is happening across the mission area.
Download the ELCA Organizations and Events Guidebook app!
This year we will once again use an electronic guide app for the Assembly. To download the ELCA Organizations and Events app, click here. If you already have the app, search for 2015 Assembly of the NT-NL Mission Area, ELCA to find our guide.
View the assembly schedule, read about our keynote speakers, access the Book of Reports and more!
Looking for the mail-in registration form? Download it form here!
Please note the mission office’s new address:
680 Copper Canyon Rd.
Argyle, TX 76226
Please note we will be discontinuing the use of the P.O. Box; all mail will need to come directly to the above address.
There are still giving opportunities available! Please visit NTNL.org/donate-now for more information on the new special gifting and naming opportunities for the Mission Center at Briarwood.
Upcoming Events in the NT-NL Mission Area and Beyond:
- Apr. 24-26: NT-NL Mission Assembly
- Apr. 24-26: ¡SINAI! Family Retreat: Mountains & Valleys at Briarwood
- May 2: Briarwood’s 2015 Run for the Roses Gala
- May 9: ALOA Senior Fest
- May 24-29: LSPS’s Spanish Language and Hispanic Ministry Intensive
- Jul. 15-19: 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering: Rise Up Together!
- Sep. 13: “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday
- Sep. 29: Table Talk: The Use of the Means of Grace with Pastor Kevin Strickland
- Oct. 17: MEF “Seeds that Change” Dinner
- Oct. 26-28: 2015 Bishop’s Convocation with special guest Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton!
- Nov. 2: Portico Pre-Retirement Seminar
- Nov. 3: Portico Early/Mid-Career Financial Wellness Seminar
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