Virginia - Western Maryland Synod
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Contact Info & Communications
One-stop shop for your synodical communications needs!
You'll find here basic contact information for the synod,
links to important web pages, Facebook links, and other
Mailing & Physical Address
West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod
Synod HQ Relocation
Synod HQ has moved from Fairmont to Morgantown. Our new location in the lower level of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Morgantown, WV. Synod Assembly 2019 had ordered Synod Council to review location and cost of the Synod HQ, but the timetable was accelerated when our landlord decided not to renew our lease, offering a different location in place of the Fairmont Avenue address. Well, if you are going to more, you are going to move. Multiple locations were investigated and a plan to move into shipping containers was considered. Morgantown seemed the best option primarily for the financial profile. We've downsized from 1190 sq. ft. to 360 sq. ft. with analogous savings, but we have also lost our dedicated conference room and the bishop's office (he is working from home and the road). We are still unpacking but open for business.
The Bishop's Roadshow is an e-newsletter
published irregularly---in other words, if there is
something that seems important to share, we send out a Roadshow.
The Bishop's Roadshow currently uses Yahoo! Groups. You can subscribe to the Bishop's Roadshow by sending a blank e-mail to email@example.com. You can unsubscribe just as easily by sending a blank e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yahoo! has announced that 15 December 2020 Yahoo! Groups
will be no more. Well, that means we'll need to do something
about the Bishop's Roadshow. It's been a really good
run for the Roadshow. In fact, we've lost count of the years
that it has been hosted by Yahoo! Groups, it's original
|From: Rev. Matthew
F. Riegel <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 3:02 PM
Subject: ARE YOU AVAILABLE THERE
Hello Rev. ▒▒▒▒▒. Are you available now? I have an important payment to be done today. Email me back i will be busy now.
Rev. Matthew F. Riegel
Some things to note:
Emily Pilat, Communications Director of the Virginia Synod, put it well,
In the past year this has happened with more frequency in synods and congregations across the ELCA.This is not a hack to our email system, but rather a common scam tactic. Often times, scammers like this can make convincing looking emails. The key is to look at the from address carefully to be sure it is from the individual it claims to be. This is especially important to stay vigilant as we are increasingly working remotely and rely on electronic communication.
Feel free, should you ever get something like this, to
ask a challenge question, preferably one involving the
Four Uses of the Law or the genera of the communicatio