A Thank You

A Thank You

Dear Sister Noreen, and The Deaconess Community of the ELCA,  As the Director of Food Service for South St. Paul Public  School’s, I’d like to personally thank you for the  generous donation to our Student Support Fund. As you may know, the Student Support...
Funding Cut for Palestinian Cancer Hospital

Funding Cut for Palestinian Cancer Hospital

Click above to watch Walid Nammour, CEO of Augusta Victoria Hospital, talk about the work of the hospital. This video was produced by Tim Frakes for the Lutheran World Federation in 2016. Cover photo from Wikipedia.  On Monday, September 10, ELCA Advocacy issued an...
Gender Justice: Why it Matters

Gender Justice: Why it Matters

Gender Justice is not just identifying and combating injustice and pain. It is an intentional focus on the beauty and importance of diversity as seen in each person and how they define their gender. Sr. Clare Josef-Maier, a member of the Deaconess Community, wrote...
J-Term Instructor Dr. Dirk Lange

J-Term Instructor Dr. Dirk Lange

Dr. Dirk Lange is an Associate Professor of Worship at Luther Seminary. Dr. Lange is an ordained pastor of the ELCA and teaches Lutheran spirituality out of his experience as a brother of an ecumenical religious community. To read more about Dr. Lange, please...
Why We Write Womxn

Why We Write Womxn

At the Deaconess Community’s 2016 assembly, we voted to become a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community. Included in that vote was the decision to open our doors to female-identifying people. The spelling of “women” and “woman” originate from Old English, where “man”...
J-Term Instructor Dr. Susan McArver

J-Term Instructor Dr. Susan McArver

Dr. Susan W. McArver is a Professor of Church History and Educational Ministry at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. Dr. McArver has been involved in the education of diaconal ministers and deaconesses for 19 years. For more about Dr. McArver please...