Churchwide Resources and Publications

Gloria Dei is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with about 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

One of the gifts of our denomination is the rich and informative publications it produces. We encourage you to regularly investigate their electronic versions and consider subscribing to the paper version if it’s a good fit for you. You’ll learn about the wide diversity of mission and ministries the ELCA supports around the world.

Living Lutheran is the ELCA’s main periodical. It includes news, reflections and stories from the wider church, and its local and global companions. Living Lutheran covers religious news and social issues, congregational life, global and domestic mission, family matters, spiritual practices and resources, and more. Read their current issue and visit their website.

Seeds for the Parish offers great insights and ideas of ministries being tried in congregations across the church. Their articles are especially helpful for congregation leaders, Sunday School teachers, and other active members of the community.

Gather, the magazine of Women of the ELCA, offers a mix of articles, theological reflections, devotions and stories of comfort and challenge that help readers grow in faith and engage in ministry and action. Their website includes a lot of information.

Café is a web-based magazine for young adult women who want to build community, participate in advocacy, and strengthen their faith. It incorporates a Lutheran perspective but is a great read for anyone who is interested in how faith can relate to every-day life.

St. Paul Area Synod, our local church expression, keeps an active website to share stories about congregations and ministries in the East Metro. Read their about their latest events and subscribe to their updates. For additonal inspirational articles, see Faithlink.

Bridges is a quarterly newsletter published by the Saint Paul Area Synod chapter of the Women of the ELCA, sharing interesting descriptions of events for women in the metro area. Here’s their latest issue.