Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda is a Professor of Theological and Social Ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. She is the guest speaker for the 2019 Deaconess Community Assembly, September 26 – 30, 2019, at Carol Joy Holling Retreat and Conference Center, Ashland Neb.read more
The Deaconess Community of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America invites you to hold the synods listed below in prayer as they gather for their assemblies during the next two weeks. Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Synod, April 26-27, 2019 Alaska Synod, April...read more
On February 21, 2019, I led a chapel service at Trinity Theological Seminary, where I am a student.
This was the final chapel service in a week focused on our siblings impacted by the criminal justice system. In this contemplative service, resources from the Thursday in Black website were placed at stations around the room for individuals to meditate onread more
by Candidate Kriss Buss
As with mercy, when the intention of our heart is aligned with that of God, we become transformed more entirely into God’s own likeness.
In this way, we become more aware not only of the image of God within ourselves but also within each person around us.read more
by Candidate Megan McClinton
Being a deaconess candidate, I have found, informs my approach in all that do, both in my work in the congregation and in my own personal life. Since becoming a candidate, I find more and more daily, how I cannot separate the two.read more
by Candidate Kriss Buss
Mercy asks us to practice true forgiveness and welcoming. To welcome those cast out by fear. To make risks for real peace, peace grounded in love that does not bear grudges.read more
by Deacon Gordon Pennykid, Church of Scotland
Jesus said “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today” (Matthew 6:34).
Well today in the world we seem to be facing so many unknowns. At this time of uncertainty for the EU/Britain-we can be fearful or have faith. And as I sit and write this the only known seems to be the unknown!read more
Deaconesses are called to be public leaders in/for the church. We work in a variety of fields in and out of congregations, as we strive to be the connection between the church and the world.
Deaconesses also seek to empower and equip the service of other, both in the church and the world.
We are a Reconciling in Christ Community