Though the Mountains Tremble…Stand by Me Here

BY SR. NOREEN STEVENS At a recent walk through of an installation service, Bishop Girlinghouse (Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod of the ELCA) motioned to his side saying, “Stand by me, here.”  While I continued to listen to the instructions, there was a cacophony of sounds and...

Mission Support Grants

This year the Deaconess Community has continued to impact a broken world by partnering with organizations through Mission Support Grants. This year the Community has committed to awarding grants to 19 different organizations that work across the United States and the...

First Formation Event

By Sr. Krista Anderson As we celebrate the new Word and Service Roster we are transitioning out of a dual candidacy process into a new separate Deaconess formation process. After years of dreaming and planning the “new” formation process for Deaconess candidates is...

Mission Grant Partner – Hunger Network Ohio

By Sr. Sally Burk. Hunger Network Ohio was selected as a grant recipient in 2016. The Hunger Network in Ohio is a faith-based network of advocates who believe we can end hunger by addressing the root causes of poverty through public policy. The Hunger Network is a...

Mission Grant Partner – Rachel’s House

By Jonathan Tindor “Rachel weeps for her children, refusing to be comforted for her children are gone. But now this is what the Lord says: ‘Do not weep any longer… There is hope for your future.'” Jeremiah 31:15–17 Rachel’s House is a ministry...