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.


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

upcoming events

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LDA Advent Soup Suppers December 3-6

The annual Advent Soup Suppers at the LDA will be held December 3-6 from 5:30-6:30.  Enjoy free hot soup and bread as Deaconess Deb Lennox invites us to look deeply into "O Antiphons."  These antiphons--a short sentence sung or recited before or after a psalm or canticle--have been sung since the 8th century, and emphasize prophetic titles of the soon-to-be-born Jesus. This is a chance for a delicious meal, and a time for reflection, learning, and fellowship.  Please join...

Weekly Worship–In person or Livestream

Wednesday morning worship at the LDA is starting again on Wednesday, August 22 at 7:00 a.m!  All are welcome.  Join us for worship, stay for breakfast and conversation--and still make your 8 am class on...

Aug 22, 2018

The LDA - 1304 Laporte Ave, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

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13 Sep

"...wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy. And a...

06 Sep

"(So then) with my mind I am a slave to the law of God, but with my flesh I am a slave to the law of sin." Romans 7:25b It's called St. Paul's 'inner...

30 Aug

"And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a...
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