The Choosing of the Seven “In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, ‘It would not be right for us to… Read More The Accidental Deacon
Rev. Halim Shukair and our emerging Arabic ministries The Rev. Halim Shukair is one of our newest priests in the Diocese of Michigan. A native of Lebanon, Rev. Shukair is fluent in Arabic and has embarked on some incredible work — both with Christ Church, Dearborn and with an Arabic-speaking Evangelical Lutheran Church in America… Read More Coming to America
Dear Sisters and brothers: Senseless violence fueled by hate has again resulted in death, injury and grief. This time, a group of Americans gathered to exercise their constitutionally guaranteed freedom of religion, were murdered as they worshipped. Has our country lost its collective mind? It seems that as a people we have lost the ability… Read More Pray, Then Act!
Bishop Gibbs encourages all who are seeking ways to help refugee children and families and our neighbors in the Diocese of Northern Michigan to read below and to participate in whatever way you can and feel called to do. Samaritas Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program The Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program serves youth who flee from war, violence… Read More How to Help Refugee Children and Families
April 23, 2018 Governor Rick Snyder & Attorney General Bill Schuette The Michigan State Capitol Lansing, Michigan As people of many faiths, we are called by the Creator to guide and lead others to love and care for each other and all of creation. Therefore, we ask that you respond carefully and quickly to an… Read More Bishop’s Letter to Governor Rick Snyder
This weekend’s March For Our Lives demonstration is taking place simultaneously in our nations capital and in hundreds of cities across the country including Detroit, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and many more. March For Our Lives is a youth-led movement, sprung from the recent school shootings and gun-related violence. It advocates for stricter gun… Read More Before ‘March For Our Lives’: An Interview with Rachel Cryberg
Nuts and Bolts Blog – October 30, 2017 Greetings, Friends! Let’s play Jeopardy! The category is “Great Weekend Activities” and the answer is “Two days with 400+ of your favorite people with great worship, nurturing workshops, inspiring speeches, lovely music, productive business sessions, and great food.” And the question is, of course, “What… Read More Turning Again to Christ on the Road to Emmaus