Oregon ELCA Synod Day of Learning

Oregon ELCA Synod Day of Learning

Please join the Oregon Synod for a Day of Learning on Saturday, September 25 from 9:15 am to 3:45 pm. We welcome everyone to this online event which will explore the theme Faithful in the Fray: Facing our Histories of Racism. We are delighted to be joined by the Rev. Lenny Duncan as our keynote speaker to talk about Racism and the Church.

Workshops will be both morning and afternoon, and will include themes such as an anti-racist reading of the Bible, facing the climate crisis with honesty and hope, hidden stories from the margins and our own lives, crafting new liturgies as sacred collective action, how to have tough conversations in congregations, and honoring our grief around the history of racism in our state and world.

The entire day’s event is only $50 per screen for adults over 21. Under 21 is free. 

Ordination of Cora Lea Rose to the diaconate (ELCA)

On Sunday, July 25, 2021, Cora Lea Rose will be ordained a deacon to the Ministry of Word and Service in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America with a call from Oregon Synod Council to special ministry in our region for Poverty Alleviation and Faith Formation. You are welcome to watch the livestream or recording, or to come celebrate in person in San Francisco!

In-person: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco
Livestream: smlc.live/deacon
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM Pacific (or recording later at same link) smlc.live/deacon

Cora attends St. Timothy’s in Brookings (Rev. Bernie Lindley, Vicar; Rev. Linda Lee, Deacon). Deacon Linda will participate in the service of ordination in San Francisco.