Lower Lights Ministries

Lower Lights Ministries

by Deacon Nina Joygaard, Committee on Mission Support Four women who completed one of Lower Lights three residential programs (Lower Lights Ministeries’ promotional image).  by Deacon Nina Joygaard, Committee on Mission Support The Light of Christ Love At...
Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Merging Together As early as 1947, the Philadelphia and Baltimore Houses were in close consultation with one another. Church merger and the birth of the Lutheran Church in America in 1962 provided good timing for the unification of these two deaconess communities –...
Omaha

Omaha

Pastor E.A. Fogelstrom created Immanuel Hospital and Deaconess Motherhouse in Omaha in 1890, a brief six years after the early beginnings in Philadelphia. He had sent women to Philadelphia and Sweden for training as deaconesses. Immanuel Hospital was opened in 1890,...
Baltimore

Baltimore

In 1889, just five years after the arrival of the Philadelphia sisters, the General Synod of the Lutheran Church (USA) created a Board of Deaconess Work, designating deaconesses as persons holding an “office of the church”. They opened a Motherhouse in Baltimore in...