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A Christmas Message from Bishop Delzer

One of my favorite “Christmas poems” is verse three from the hymn “O Little Town of Bethlehem:” How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given! So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of his heaven. No ear may … Continue reading

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Highlights of Some Thoughts about Same-Gender Marriage in the Southeastern Minnesota Synod

This is a summary of Bishop Delzer’s original message. Find the entire message here. By Rev. Steven Delzer Synod Bishop During the past few months there have been questions and conversation about same-gender marriage and what this means for pastors … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts about Same-Gender Marriage in the Southeastern Minnesota Synod

As I have visited at our conference meetings during the past couple months there have been questions and conversation about same-gender marriage and what this means for pastors and congregations in our synod. I wish I could offer unambiguous guidance, … Continue reading

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Snippets – October 2013

News, events, tips, and tricks from your synod ministry partners Campus Ministry: You Have Entrusted Us During Family Weekend for Winona State we, like many of you, heard the parable of the dishonest manager. Jesus’ words at the end speak … Continue reading

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The ELCA: Where ALL really are welcome

By Rev. Steven Delzer Synod Bishop Now that I am no longer the pastor of Our Savior’s in Faribault, my wife, Donita, and I have to find a new congregation. So we have begun visiting and worshiping at area congregations. … Continue reading

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Invitation to the Installation of Bishop Steven Delzer

By the Grace of God The Reverend Steven Harvey Delzer is called as the third bishop of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America He will be installed at a festive service of Holy Communion Saturday, … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Bishop Steven Delzer

The first of September, 2013, marks the beginning of the term for the new bishop of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod, ELCA. Rev. Steven (Steve) Delzer was elected by the Synod Assembly on June 8 on the fifth ballot (more on … Continue reading

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