Mission

Preparing and supporting the whole people of God in Christ's call to serve.

As the LDA:

  1. We form, send, and nurture communities of deaconesses and deacons in a Lutheran context to serve in all walks of life.
  2. We value ecumenism in our Christian call to serve.
  3. We energize people to serve among and advocate for all affected by brokenness; and seek to restore wholeness for all creation.

Vision

Following Christ, people of God serve those across the street and around the world.

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Thank you for your support!

Thank you to friends of the LDA for your continued support during the annual Phonathon. We will soon be in touch by mail with those of you who we didn’t...

Shop for your LDA Gear!

We are excited to announce that you can buy LDA gear through our Land's End online store!  There are hundreds styles, colors and items to choose from--all of...

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09 Apr

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came...

02 Apr

¡Hay Dios Mio! In Spanish, this phrase translates as “Oh my God!” For many English-speakers, this phrase may be offensive. Many consider the phrase as...

26 Mar

emptied himself, taking the form of a servant… Phil 2:7a  On a field trip, my second grade class saw a dramatized version of Charlotte's Web, the...
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