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.

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LDA Centennial Banquet

You're invited to the LDA Centennial Banquet on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Harre Union Ballroom at Valparaiso University!

Celebrate 100 Years of Service at our Centennial Banquet!

Please join us for the Centennial Banquet on Friday, November 8, 2019. To purchase tickets, click on the "Buy Banquet Tickets" button above or call...

Weekly Worship–In person or Livestream

Wednesday morning worship has resumed!  All are welcome.  Join us at 7AM Central  each Wednesday for worship, stay for breakfast and conversation--and still...

Aug 21, 2019

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25 Jul

Mary and Martha by Jan Vermeer, 1655 (This post appears in Best of DeacPost, published by the LDA 2007) " said to him, 'Yes, Lord, I believe that you are...

18 Jul

(This post appears in Best of DeacPost, published by the LDA 2007) If I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's...

11 Jul

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.  Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,...
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