God’s Work. Our Hands Sunday is September 10, 2017

We are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work! Whether your congregation prepares and delivers meals to people rendered homeless to thanking emergency responders, your service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life

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2017 Clarence E. Anderson Peace and Justice Award Honors Allies

Clarence E. Anderson entered the Church Triumphant on June 24, 2001. Clarence was a long-time member of St. Matthew’s, Glendale while also being a strong supporter of St. Matthew’s, North Hollywood. A gay man, Clarence had felt the sting of exclusion, prejudice and condemnation throughout his life. Thanks to the

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2017 Synod Grants support the ministries of Southwest California Congregations

The Endowment Committee of the SWCA Synod awards grants for Mission Outreach from the Mission & Ministry Fund to be used for mission outreach as defined in the synod’s mission goals.  Typically, grants range from $500 to $5,000. At this year’s Synod Assembly, 18 Mission & Ministry Grants were awarded. Angelica, Los Angeles received $4,000 for the Angelica Center for Arts and Music, furthering

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Southwest California Lutherans pass Sanctuary and Jubilee Resolutions

At the 2017 Southwest California Synod Assembly, held at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks on June 2 – 3, members voted overwhelmingly in favor of resolutions to become both a Sanctuary and a Jubilee synod. In becoming a sanctuary synod, the SWCA Synod recognizes that its territory, which ranges from San

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Reformation 500: Festival Service of Holy Communion – Saturday, June 3 at Cal Lutheran, Thousand Oaks

Saturday, June 3 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.  California Lutheran University Samuelson Chapel  60 West Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks Join the ELCA Lutherans of the Southwest California Synod as they observe the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with a festival service of Holy Communion. The preacher is the Rev. Dr. Ray

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