Called To Common Mission is an agreement that in 1999 established a new relationship of full communion between the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and opened the way for increased cooperative-mission efforts. “Full communion” means that each church recognizes that the other holds “the essentials of the Christian faith” within the catholic and apostolic tradition. In this relationship, neither church seeks to remake the other in its own image, but each is open to the gifts of the other as it seeks to be faithful to Christ and his mission. Together they are committed to a visible unity in the church’s mission to proclaim the Word and administer the Sacraments. In a full-communion relationship, partner churches fully recognize each other as part of the whole church of Jesus Christ. They seek opportunities to cooperate with each other in service, life and witness. The churches mutually recognize baptism and a sharing of the Lord’s Supper, allowing for joint worship and an exchange of members.
Evangelical Lutheran Church
NW Washington Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church
This resource provides a listing of several easy-to-do activities that can make celebrating the Sunday closest to April 22, Earth Day, a fun informative day that can shape good environmental stewardship in your congregation and help to further create a culture of stewardship in the hearts of your people.
Charles Wright Academy is an independent school for girls and boys offering higher education from pre-K through grade 12.
Policy on clergy discretionary accounts from the “Manual of Business Methods in Churches”. This is the policy that fits the national canon.
Also known as the Clergy Handbook, Manual for Clergy in the Diocese, revised May 2011
Compensation and Benefit Manual for Parochial Clergy