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.

upcoming events

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Weekly Worship–In person or Livestream

Wednesday morning worship at the LDA will resume after the holidays beginning on January 9, 2019!  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

ELCA Bishop Bill Gohl ‘gets’ the LDA.

“Live to Serve,” by Bishop Bill Gohl  The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve… –Matthew 20:28 On Sunday evening, I pulled into the parking lot of the Maritime Institute in Linthicum for the Lutheran Deaconess Association Conference Anniversary Recognition Banquet. My invitation was to “bring a brief word of welcome.” My internal sense of purpose after a long Sunday of crisscrossing our synod was to “get out of here as quick as possible.” Three and a half...

The LDA - 1304 Laporte Ave, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

Our Blog

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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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