Jan 11

News: Our Lutheran Bishop part of Delegation to Israel

Bishop Jaech (pictured left in the purple bishop’s shirt) says he’s honored to be part of an ELCA delegation, led by Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, which is on its way to Israel to attend the installation of the newly elected bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land.  Bishop Sani Ibrahim Azar will be installed on Friday at the historic Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in the Old City of East Jerusalem.  Representatives of Lutheran churches from throughout the world will be present to celebrate this event with Palestinian Lutherans, who play a crucial role within Israeli society at this very politically sensitive time. Bishop Jaech is one of five synod bishops asked to be part of this delegation, which relates to his work on the Ecumenical/Inter-religious Committee of the Conference of ELCA Bishops, as well as the Israel/Palestine task force.  In the coming days, look for video posts from Bishop Jaech on the Synod Facebook page that will show where he is.  Email messages will also be send out with a link to these posts.  He will be visiting many of the seven Lutheran congregations in Israel (West Bank) and Jordan.