Tag Archives: Bishop’s Message

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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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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Bishop Usgaard’s Report to the Synod Assembly

Tonight the synod will recognize the synod staff which has served you during these past 12 years. But I want to take this opportunity to thank them as well. I have asked them to come to the front as I … Continue reading

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A Holy Week Message from Bishop Usgaard

Dear Partners in Ministry: It is the last sentence in Luke’s passion narrative; it goes almost unnoticed: “On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.” What a week: the entrance into the city, at table for the last supper, … Continue reading

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