Emmaus is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The mission of the ELCA is:

“Marked with the cross of Christ forever, we are claimed, gathered and sent for the sake of the world. This is the mission statement of the ELCA. As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. With our hands, we do God’s work of restoring and reconciling communities in Jesus’ name throughout the world.”

Some other Lutheran links and resources that might be of interest to you:

Oregon Synod, our regional church body

Good Soil, Campus Ministry at the University of Oregon and Lane Community College

Luther House Campus Ministry at Oregon State, in Corvallis

Lutheran World Relief

Women of the ELCA (WELCA)

The Living Lutheran, a monthly periodical of the ELCA

ELCA Good Gifts

Augsburg Fortress – a Lutheran publishing company

Thrivent Financial, a Lutheran-founded financial planning firm that also gives back – to churches and communities

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