Trustworthy Servants

The Conference of Bishops (COB) is the body of the 65 synod bishops, the presiding bishop of the ELCA, and the secretary of the ELCA.  Our most recent five-day meeting ended this past week.  One of the tasks taken up by the COB was to review the current draft of the document “Trustworthy Servants of the People of God,” which will replace “Vision and Expectations” of rostered ministers of the ELCA. 

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Bishop John RothComment
A Word to Good Friday and Easter 2018

John 13:1 - “Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.” This verse is part of the lectionary reading for Maundy Thursday. You may be reading these thoughts of mine after having heard this verse read in church.

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Tending to the Safety of our People in Church

There has been much conversation in conventional media and social media about what churches should do to best prepare and protect themselves against a violent intruder.  I googled “church active shooter” and got 2,940,000 hits.  There is no lack of options, suggestions, analyses, and arguments available with the click of a mouse.

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Bishop John RothComment