Pastoral Letter on the Upcoming Elections

Pastoral Letter of Bishop Guy Erwin to the people of the Southwest California Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, on the upcoming elections. Dear sisters and brothers, grace and peace to you in the name of Christ! On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, citizens of the United States and the State of California are

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18th SWCA WELCA Convention Report

Report of the Eighteenth Convention of the Southwest California Synodical Women’s Organization of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America The weekend of October 14 – 16, the women of the Southwest California Synod met in convention at the Grand Vista Hotel in Simi Valley. The Eighteenth Convention of

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Why do I go to Standing Rock?

by Bishop Guy Erwin I go to Standing Rock because I am a Christian, living out my baptismal vocation in service to Christ’s church as a bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. I am also a mixed-race member of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma, born on land inhabited

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Action Food Pantry Raises Scholarship Funds with “Beers and Brats” Octoberfest

A generous crowd gathered at Prince of Peace, Covina on Sunday, October 3 for the Action Food Pantry’s annual Octoberfest “Beer and Brats” Scholarship Fundraiser. “Action” stands for “Action Together In One Name,” which reflects the interdenominational nature of this ministry. Supporting congregations include local Lutheran, Episcopalian, Methodist, Presbyterian and

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