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.

lda news

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Ed J. Seykowski honored with “Diakonia en Christo” Award

At 4:30 AM on most Sunday mornings--while most of us are still sleeping-- Ed quietly unlocks the doors to the church building and begins preparing for the...

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...

Aug 22, 2018

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27 Dec

“The Word became flesh, and lived among us…”  John 1:14 A "senior moment" we say, with a smile. At a certain age, we all have them -- usually...

20 Dec

"Zaccheus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today."  Luke 19:5b Is anyone staying at your house next week? The holidays can bring a...

13 Dec

What was outside our window was claiming the classes' attention: the lovely snow. So, I asked, "Where does the Bible mention snow? Let's try to discover...
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