Updates from the ELCA Europe Desk
Here are some updates that highlight the ministries of some of our church's companion synods: the Lutheran Churches in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Russia, and Czech Brethren:
Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland:
Lutheran Church of the Augsburg Confession in Slovakia:
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary:
“This is how the Lutheran Church in Hungary uses donations” https://www.evangelikus.hu/hireink/itthon/igy-hasznalja-fel-a-penzadomanyokat-a-magyarorszagi-evangelikus-egyhaz Recent article from our partners in the Lutheran Church in Hungary about their ministry with refugees from Ukraine.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in European Russia (our synod's companion)
Archbishop Brauer of the ELCR joins with bishop Shvarts of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ukraine to pray for peace: https://www.lutheranworld.org/news/ukraine-lutheran-bishops-ukraine-and-russia-join-prayer-peace
Czech Brethren:
For financial contributions, it is recommended that the companion synods continue to support relief efforts through Lutheran Disaster Response. Send your financial gifts to “Eastern Europe Crisis Response.” Money offers flexibility for local organizations to address local needs, whatever they may be. To give through mail, make checks payable to “Lutheran Disaster Response” and write “Eastern Europe Crisis Response” in the memo line. Mail to:Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; P.O. Box 1809; Merrifield, VA 22116-8009