Friday, June 23, 2017

South Andhra Lutheran Church

On May 7th, Rev. Dr. Prasuna Nelavala was our guest preacher at Holy Cross.  She and Milka Opputhati, who is a leader for young adult ministries, together with Rev. Bhaskar Entrapti and Poorna Sarachandra were special guests of our Synod from the South Andhra Lutheran Church (SLAC) in Southeastern India. 

The South Andhra Lutheran Church is one of three  Companion Synods of the Northeastern Minnesota Synod (our other Companion Synods are in Honduras and Russia).  Companion Synod relationships are intended to connect synods and congregations to Lutheran churches throughout the world.  By nurturing these relationships we seek to work with global partners to build up the body of Christ.

During the 19th and 20th centuries, missionaries from Europe and America worked to establish churches throughout the world.  Those churches are now carrying forward their own mission and ministry.  Now, instead of sending missionaries, we look for ways to walk together with our sisters and brothers in other parts of the world.  As we walk together and hold one another up in prayer, we learn to grow together and strengthen one another in our ministry of the gospel.

It was a joy for me to be able to host our guests from India for the days the spent in Duluth in early May.  Please keep these sisters and brothers in Christ in your prayers as we walk with them in our life in Christ.    

Together in Christ,

Pastor Loren


  Holy Cross Lutheran Church, ELCA

At Holy Cross our mission is to 

Celebrate Grace, Grow In Faith and Make a Difference For God 

We strive to accomplish our mission by being a community of believers dedicated to building deeply caring intergenerational relationships and empowering all members - families, youth and individuals - to participate fully in a Christ centered life through worship, fellowship, study and service.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Duluth MN