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As this portal develops, we'll be adding more and more resources. Initially, we need to get some of the most pressing material posted. If there is something you would put in the pressing category, let us know.

ConnectionsIf you are looking for links to church camps, colleges & campus ministries, social ministries, or our auxiliaries, click on the "connections" button at right. You'll also find links to the search engines for congregations and for pastors and church workers.

In the meantime...

Synod Assembly 2018

Synod Assembly 2018 is coming fast. We meet the first Friday and Saturday of June in Shepherdstown, WV. Click here for more information, lick to registration, and the elections page.

Parochial Report Form Available

Every congregation of the ELCA is required to complete the annual parochial report (Form A/C). This can be done on-line by clicking here.

Page for Pastors & Deacons

This is a new page with resources for those who are on the ELCA's rosters of ministers. If you are a pastor or deacon, you will find here, at present, the report forms for your annual report to the synod. Click here to access.

Pastoral Compensation Guidelines

Pastoral compensation guidelines for 2018 may be downloaded in PDF.

Supply Preachers/Presiders

If you need someone to lead worship services, click here. Two new names of ordained clergy have been added since the last update. Information is still being verified. If you notice an error, let us know.

LARCUMLARCUM 2018: "Vows that Matter: Baptism, Confirmation, Ordination"

The Lutheran-Anglican-Roman Catholic-United Methodist Conference will be held at John XXIII, Charleston, WV, September 10-12. The event is open to laity and clergy.

Bishop's Road Show

You can subscribe to the Bishop's Road Show by sending a blank e-mail to You can unsubscribe just as easily by sending a blank e-mail to The Road Show is an e-newsletter published irregularly---in other words, if there is something that seems important to share, we send out a Road Show.

What's coming to the web site?

We'll keep chugging away at this, building bit by bit until we have a full, functioning, perhaps not pretty, web site where you can find the resources and information you need. Expect tweaks in the format as pages get added.

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