National/International ELCA Global Missions
(See ELCA Global Missions) We are a church that believes God is calling us into the world — together. Companion church relationships enrich and deepen our ministries by exposing us to global challenges and perspectives as we seek to work with one another to build up the body of Christ and the world. The Southern Illinois Synod and Epiphany Lutheran Church work to support the Malagasy Lutheran Church in Madagascar by supporting Anne and Willie Langdji.
Willie and Anne Langdji serve as ELCA Regional Representatives for Madagascar, West Africa, and Central Africa. Anne focuses on support to health ministries and Willie on development and capacity building.
God’s Work, Our Hands
“God’s Work. Our Hands” Sunday is September 12, 2021. This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Our 2021 project will supply and assemble school kits for donation to Lutheran World Relief.